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Information technology provides the infrastructure backbone for companies today. The Connected Business series of podcasts from the Financial Times examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for grow...Show More
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18:29 | Dec 18th, 2013

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 gu...Show More

19:50 | Dec 3rd, 2013

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 Delane...Show More
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17:30 | Nov 20th, 2013

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, tec...Show More

17:14 | Nov 5th, 2013

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 practi...Show More

16:37 | Oct 14th, 2013

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 technol...Show More
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18:24 | Jul 2nd, 2013

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17:53 | Feb 13th, 2013

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17:32 | Jan 1st, 2013

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17:35 | Dec 4th, 2012

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18:18 | Nov 20th, 2012

In this week’s podcast: In a special show focused on the high-octane world of motor racing, we hear how the Lotus F1 team is updating its back office IT, so it can put more resources into racing, and how Sahara Force India updated its website to p...Show More

18:56 | Nov 6th, 2012

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18:48 | Oct 23rd, 2012

In this week's podcast: We speak to Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about how smartphones, tablets and the cloud are changing the software industry, and to author David Gray about his new book, The Connected Company. Plus, our series on how businesses are...Show More

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