July 6, 2011
I have recently discovered the podcast on data quality (and related matters) called OCDQ Radio. It is part of the OCDQ Blog “empire” (term used advisedly!) run by Jim Harris. What does “OCDQ” stand for? Well: Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality, which pretty well describes Jim and his attitude towards data quality and other things data related. OCDQ Radio is exactly what I like in an enterprise IT (for want of a better label) podcast. The podcasts are in-depth examinations of particular topics related to data quality (the episodes on identity matching and master data management were particularly good). They give you a decent introduction to a topic, and then follow that up with a closer examination of specific issues in that area. If you are interested in data quality in the enterprise, and in understanding the different technologies and methods for improving it, then I would recommend you listen to this podcast.
OCDQ Radio on iTunes.
May 8, 2011
This is something of a shameless plug for my friends at Telesperience, but their podcast is one of the few out there about the telecommunications industry, and about BSS/OSS in particular. I am an avid listener of podcasts – basically because it is the only way I can tolerate the boredom of exercise or commuting – but I have really struggled to find any on the subject of telecommunications or the areas of BSS/OSS. Telesperience put out – somewhat irregularly – a great series of podcasts centred on the idea of improving “operational efficiency, commercial agility and a better customer experience” (to quote their tagline) within the telecommunications industry. Topics covered include innovative OSS/BSS vendors, billing, customer experience, business intelligence and personalisation always with the focus on how and why these topics matter to operators whether from the perspective of the bottom line, or through making a difference to end customers. This podcast is highly recommended if you work in this industry and want to hear something more in-depth and thoughtful than the usual vendor PR or industry newsbites.
You can also subscribe to Telesperience through iTunes.
If you know of any other good telecommunications podcasts, let me know by adding a comment below.
May 8, 2011
If you are interested in Enterprise IT I recommend the IT Pro Show podcast. I find podcasts really useful and interesting: they make otherwise boring activities like exercise or travelling to work an opportunity to learn something. I have , however, struggled to find any that are relevant to my professional interests. I have looked hard for enterprise architecture or enterprise IT podcasts but found very few promising ones. Most of those have either been vendor material or are long out of date. The IT Pro Show is a weekly podcast where the three brothers John, Mike and Tom have an informal look at Enterprise IT. Each show has regular segments such as upcoming conferences, books, corporate news and key topics of interest in Enterprise IT. The most recent podcast had a great discussion on desktop virtualisation. You can also subscribe to the IT Pro Show through iTunes.
If you know of any other good enterprise IT podcasts, why not let me know by commenting below?
April 17, 2011
Last night I had just finished a walk and was reflecting on the eclectic mix of podcasts I had been listening to. I realised that the podcasts I had been listening to might reveal a lot about the things I was interested in, and possibly about me as well. So here is what I have been listening to recently, my thoughts about them, and a few questions that this raises for me.
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