IT Industry Podcasts

Official Podcast Logo Podcasts seem to have become the next big thing for people on the go (meaning anyone), for large organisations who want to market themselves externally or internally, for educational institutions and for radio stations and others who are stakeholders in some form of media.

For a while now I’ve using podcasts to stay updated with what happens in the industry I work in – Computer Networking – and instead of sending e-mails out, I thought I’d list the podcasts below. These are not only my favorite podcasts on networking and technology – they’re also the only ones. I generally use these for additional information on the IT and Computer Networking industries and to get to hear views that are slightly ahead of the curve or provide different perspective on some of the issues that I spend a lot of my time working with.

Cisco Executive Thought Leadership Podcast Feed –
Comment: This is Cisco executives’ channel for their piece of input on various issues – usually focused on how networking can help both business and individuals develop and grow. Insightful and educative.

News@Cisco –

The World: Technology from BBC/PRI/WGBH –

Gartner Voice –

Computerworld TechCast –

IT Newscast –

Network World Radio –

networking –

VoIP Magazine Online (Podcasts) –

CIO Podcasts –
Comments: Jim Baldoni’s CIO coaching podcasts.

This last one is for whenever I’m tired of all of the above and just want to relax a bit!:
Dance Department –

More about specific players in a future post. Feel free to post comments with your own favourite networking and IT industry podcasts.

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New Skype 2.5 Beta is out NOW !

Update at 03rd of Mary 18:41:
Apparently during today Skype has posted the Beta straight on their website. Go get it by clicking here. The version pointed to earlier today is indeed the same ! Here’s a list of the great new features:

– Call normal phones easily from Skype with our new SkypeOut Easy Dialing and new ways to pay.
– Easily keep in touch with friends and family by using Shared Groups to share contact details and introduce friends.
– Create a social space for your group for free with conference calling and group chat.
– Call your Outlook® contacts directly from Skype.
– Send SMS messages to your friends from Skype.

So far I’ve only tested the SMS function in Denmark and the Netherlands with Telia and Vodafone respectively, which worked very well !

Just wanted to point everyone to the new downloadable Skype 2.5 Beta – click here to download. I found it quite difficult to find the link myself, so I thought I’d just go ahead and post it here.

You’ll enjoy the new global SMS feature, and a lot of other things that I haven’t had the chance to check out yet !

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