RunAs Radio:

Richard talks to Dave Sobel of Evolve Technologies about how small 
businesses can benefit from virtualization technology. The conversation 
ranges over migration to virtualization, how upgrades change with 
virtualization, the benefits to disaster recovery and more. 
Virtualization on the desktop is explored as well.

Dave Sobel is the founder and CEO of Evolve Technologies, a consulting 
firm that provides information technology (IT) and computer networking 
services to the small business, faith-based and nonprofit communities in 
Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Evolve Technologies provides a 
wide array of services including server installation, virus protection, 
network security, backup services, and complete information technology 
outsourcing. The first Microsoft Small Business Specialist located in 
the Washington, D.C. area, Evolve Technologies is a Microsoft Certified 

In 1996, Sobel founded Evolve Technologies, established a successful Web 
hosting facility and won a USA Today award for his reality-based Web 
site. The business expanded into consulting in 1997, and has grown to 
include a number of clients in the Washington D.C. Metro area.

In his role as CEO, Sobel holds overall management responsibilities for 
the company. With over ten years of experience in Internet services and 
consulting, Evolve Technologies is a flourishing IT management firm 
under Sobel’s experienced watch. As such, the business has earned 
several industry awards including the Microsoft Mid-Atlantic Region 
Partner Excellence Award for Customer Satisfaction for Second Quarter 
2007, the MSPmentor 100 and 250, as well as the ConnectWise Best New 
Idea Award for 2008.

Sobel’s consulting clients have spanned from Fortune 500 companies to 
local and regional operations, including such technologies as Web server 
management, database servers, security and software development.

Sobel has spoken at a wide variety of industry events including the 
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, SMB Summit and SMB Nation. Sobel 
is also an active peer group member and faciliatator for Heartland 
Technology Groups (HTG), as a member of HTG5 and facilitator for UK and 
Ireland based HTG11.

He is often quoted in many technology-driven publications and maintains 
his own, popular blogs on business, Evolutionary Business Thoughts 
( and virtualization ( In 
addition, Sobel published his first book, Virtualization. Defined: A 
Primer for the SMB Consultant, in 2008.

In 2010, Sobel’s dynamic voice within the IT community and efforts to 
promote active peer networks were recognized with the Microsoft Most 
Valued Professional (MVP) Award.

Prior to founding Evolve Technologies, Sobel worked as a Web architect 
for a consulting company doing security, network and infrastructure 
design for Fortune 1000 companies. Sobel holds a bachelor’s degree in 
Computer Science from the College of William and Mary.


One Response to Richard talks to Dave Sobel of Evolve Technologies about how small businesses can benefit from virtualization technology

  1. Mark Crall says:

    That is the longest bio I’ve every seen! I want to be just like Dave someday! 😉