5 podcasts every IT professional should hear

February 11, 2019

In a work world made up of long commutes, frequent meetings, and compounding deadlines, the podcast has become a powerful tool for providing on-the-go learning in a simple yet effective manner.

Particularly beneficial to the ever-evolving Information Technology (IT) sector, podcasts are a handy way to stimulate new ideas and hear from professionals across the globe with unique viewpoints on issues affecting the technology world.

Whether you’re an IT novice, student, or experienced professional, the following podcasts can help you further your knowledge and stay up on industry trends.

1. IT Pro Show.

A weekly podcast about Enterprise IT news and tech trends aimed at informing and entertaining IT professionals.

Featured Show: Is Multi-Cloud Really a Choice? The hosts of IT Pro Show weigh in on the pros and cons of a multi-cloud IT strategy.

2. Intel® Chip Chat.

This podcast series features Intel IT subject matter experts, as well as other guest IT gurus, discussing topics ranging from cloud computing and security to social media and the compute continuum.

Featured Show: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going—Intel’s Blockchain Journey. This episode features Intel’s director of the blockchain program office, Mike Reed, discussing Intel’s history and future work with blockchain and what it means for the company and the industry as a whole.

 3. RunAs Radio.

A weekly Internet audio talk show for IT professionals working with Microsoft® products. The full range of IT topics is covered from a Microsoft-centric viewpoint.

Featured Show: The Intranet in 2018. In this episode, Susan Hanley, founder and president of Susan Hanley, LLC, discusses the current state of the intranet, what value companies find in it, and the questions companies should consider when adopting an intranet.

4. SearchCIO.

Known for delivering the latest IT leadership news and trends, SearchCIO provides technology management strategies designed exclusively for the IT executive.

Featured Show: How to Manage Mobile Devices. SearchCIO Editorial Director Christina Torode interviews Barry Porozni, CIO of The Reinvestment Fund of Philadelphia, about his company’s bring your own device (BYOD) program and the future of mobile device management (MDM).

5. The Cloudcast.

The Cloudcast is an award-winning weekly podcast covering topics related to cloud computing, DevOps, SAAS, and the internet of things. The podcasts are hosted by Aaron Delp, director of technical solutions at SolidFire, Inc., and Brian Gracely, director of product strategy at Red Hat.

Featured Show: The Future of Edge Computing. Brian interviews Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Synadia Communications, about the future of edge computing, including the impact of artificial intelligence/machine learning on edge systems and how open source communities will evolve with edge computing.


Podcasts are a great way to stay current on IT trends, but if you’re ready to take your education further, consider an online IT degree. Learn more about how an IT degree from Capella University can help you build your future IT career.

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