You’re busy. I understand.
It can be hard keeping up with all the latest in the IT world. It can be even harder keeping up with new leadership strategies to incorporate at your company.
So how can you stay on top of your workload and keep track of the IT management world?
Podcasts are a fantastic resource.
My favorite thing about podcasts is that you can take them with you wherever you go. Whether you listen to one on your way to work, during your lunch hour, or even before bedtime, it’s an efficient way to learn something new and gives your eyes a break from the harsh light of a computer screen.
But finding a good podcast can be difficult. Whether you sift through the most popular or take recommendations from your friends, finding a great industry-tailored program is especially difficult, particularly for IT.
Not to worry. I’ve done the work for you.
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s computer emergency response team (CERT), this podcast
series tackles topics around cybersecurity, especially for those wanting to start or improve an enterprise-wide security system. While not updated often, CERT still offers great perspective on a variety of security issues, including the ICT supply chain, intelligence preparation for operational resilience, and structuring the chief information security officer organization.
Formerly CIO Talk Radio, CIO Talk Network launched in February 2016. The show is hosted by Sanjog Aul, who has more than 24 years of experience in technology, entrepreneurship, management, and executive coaching. Episode topics range from topics like big data and cloud computing to IOT, mobile, and supply chain. Upcoming podcasts will discuss the effectiveness of a security team, enterprise data and analytics, as well as if the government is able to tackle global cybercrime.
ComputerWeekly’s podcasts are another great resource coming from one of the leading publications in the industry — one that reaches more than 200,000 subscribers. Recent episodes tackle data compliance beyond the firewall, challenges of mobile compliance, and data security in higher education.
Hailed as “just plain fun to listen to,” this podcast is a more entertaining take on the IT industry. Brought to you by Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté, these three dive into topical news such as HPE and Rackspace going private, Verizon purchasing Yahoo, and private equity and tech.
Those interested in enterprise IT should check out this podcast from Same3Guys, who together have more than 75 years of experience in the IT industry, including experience at Fortune 100 and Fortune 200 companies. Since being featured in our IT management resources post, Tom has passed away, but John and Mike continue on in his memory. Recent shows have covered passwords and the Panama Papers, SQL Server on Linux, and antiquated technology laws. John and Mike will be taking time off for the rest of the summer, but will return for a relaunch in the fall.
SearchCIO alone is a fantastic resource to keep you up-to-date on the latest in the C-suite leadership, but with a podcast, this resource is a stellar stop to get all you need to know about tech leadership. Recent programs interview Intuit’s innovation leader Roy Rosin, business service management software for better ITSM, and BPM tool selection. Topics covered by SearchCIO include business software, data centers and virtualization, as well as IT and business management. Podcasts can be listened to through desktop or downloaded for on-the-go listeners.
Can’t get through this list without naming Security Now! This weekly audio security column is hosted by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte, the latter of whom also produces popular podcast “This Week In Tech.” Recent episodes delve into topics such as phishing and filtering, hacking certificates, and control-flow enforcement technology. Each episode also includes six resources, including a high-quality 64 kbps mp3 audio file, a quarter-sized 16 kbps mp3 audio file, a PDF with Steve’s notes, a web page transcript of the show, a simple text transcript, and a ready-to-print Adobe PDF transcript if desired.
Any other IT management podcasts that you think should have made the list? Let me know in the comments below.