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Information technology provides the infrastructure backbone for companies today. The Connected Business series of podcasts examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for growth.






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The outlook for IT: consumerisation, data, safety and skills

In the podcast: We look at some of the key developments in technology over the last few years, from consumerisation and the cloud to cybersecurity and the skills gap. And we preview some of the key trends for the rest of this decade. With guests Peter Cochrane and PA Consulting's David Elton, and Connected Business contributor Stephen Pritchard.

Duration: 00:02:11

The gadgets taking over the enterprise

In this week’s podcast: The consumerisation of IT is one of the greatest challenges facing the enterprise. It is changing the way we work, the role of the IT department, and the role of the CIO. The Connected Business is joined by John Delaney, associate vice president at industry analysts IDC, John McKeown, chief information officer for EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, the property firm, Simon Body, Senior Enterprise Architect, at Astra Zeneca, the pharmaceutical company, and John Griffiths...

Duration: 00:19:50

Location, location, location?

In this week's podcast: Could geo-spatial information be the next dimension for big data? Knowing where something, or someone, is is growing in value to retailers, engineers, governments, and the military. We speak to GIS specialists Dan Monk, technical architect at Atkins, the consulting engineers, Andrew Corcoran, of the energy and environmental consulting company West Coast Group, WO2 Giles, of the UK's Ministry of Defence, and Euan Cameron, CTO for the applications at GIS vendor Esri,...

Duration: 00:17:29

Technology to solve human challenges

In this week's podcast: Can HR technology do more than just cut out the administration for personnel departments? With firms facing a "war for talent" they are turning to IT, and analytics, to find and keep the right people. KPMG's practice lead for talent management, Ruth Svensson, CEB's chief science and analytics officer Eugene Burke, and James Collinge, director of HR and training at Holman Fenwick Willan, explain how.

Duration: 00:17:17

Outsourcing, insourcing, and innovation

In this week's podcast: IT outsourcing is usually associated with cost savings, but achieving real cost savings remains hard. At the same time, businesses are looking for more innovation from their suppliers, and more control over their technology. Our guests this week — Hansjoerg Siber, vice president for BPO at Cap Gemini, Ovum's Thomas Reuner and PA Consulting Group's Mike Henley debate where IT sourcing is heading. Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

Duration: 00:02:11

Mobile money, and the end of the bank branch?

In this week's podcast: Could the bank branch be a thing of the past, and could physical currency be going the way of books, vinyl or CDs? And can banks use data analytics to become more relevant to customers, and to regain trust? We speak to Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum, to Kris Canekeratne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Virtusa, and to Attila Bayrak, senior vice president for customer relationship management at Turkish bank Akbank. Presented and produced by Stephen...

Duration: 00:02:11

Turning data into profit

Can big data lead to greater profits? Constellation Research's principal analyst Ray Wang and SAS Institute CEO Dr Jim Goodnight discuss why it is hard for businesses to extract value from their information. Plus: Capco's Mark Record on why financial services firms could be missing the big data opportunity. Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

Duration: 00:02:11

Raspberry Pi, and changing IT at the heart of the business

In this week's podcast: We hear how consumerisation is forcing businesses to revisit their relationship with IT, as Ovum's Richard Edwards discusses his firm's Enterprise 2020 report. And we discuss how technology is changing technology firms themselves, with VMWare CFO Jonathan Chadwick. Plus, how the $40 Raspberry Pi kit computer could be helping shape the next phase of the internet. Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

Duration: 00:02:11

Creating the Internet of the future

In this week's podcast: The Internet of Things is set to connect up everything from coffee cups to cardiac monitors, as the hardware becomes cheaper, smaller, and easier to use. We speak to PA Consulting's Alastair McAuley, Ovum's Jeremy Green, and Concept Reply's Luigi Cicchese about how they think the technology will develop. Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

Duration: 00:02:11

Risky data, supercars, and the future of advertising

In this week's podcast: Businesses are keen to collect more data, but is there a point where data poses a risk? KPMG's Eddie Short thinks there is. Plus we speak to McLaren Group CIO Stuart Birrell about how he protects the car maker and F1 team's information. And, in a new series of conversations with senior business leaders, we ask Lindsey Evans, president of ad agency TBWA, how technology has changed her industry. Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

Duration: 00:02:11