As an IT professional, you know how crucial it is to stay up-to-date with the latest news in an industry that’s constantly changing. A common way to stay current is by following a tech blog — a while back, we even highlighted seven internet security blogs and websites to follow — however, life is full of long commutes, a never-ending list of chores, and other things that may keep you too busy to sit down and read a bit. That’s why podcasts are so great — they allow you to listen and learn while being productive.
So, let’s jump right into the top five technology podcasts every IT professional should listen to:
If CNET is one of your go-to sources for tech news, then this podcast is for you. On The 3:59, CNET reporters Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin bring you the top tech stories of the day in 4 minutes or less. With new episodes released every day, this one is perfect for your drive home from work.
The title says it all. This is a podcast made by IT pros, for IT pros. Join host Chad Bostwick and his featured guest as they take on each of these topics every week: Motivation Monday, Productivity Tuesday, Leadership Wednesday, Technology Thursday, People Friday, Entrepreneurship Saturday, and Being Unplugged Sunday. New episodes come out every day, but make sure to tune in every Thursday to hear about the past, present, and future of technology.
Part of the Same3Guys.com network of podcasts, IT Pro Show is a weekly podcast focused on enterprise IT news and tech trends. They bring you all of the latest news with their unique style and commentary. All IT professionals, especially enterprise IT pros, should give this one a shot.
Hosted by Tom Merritt, this podcast is another great way to stay up-to-date with “independent, authoritative, and trustworthy” tech news.
From the makers of the How Stuff Works podcast, here’s TechStuff, a show all about technology. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it, and how technology affects our lives and culture.
Stay in the Know With IT Podcasts
Multitasking is awesome, especially when you get to learn more about your profession in the process. Whether you’re road tripping, exercising, or washing dishes, give these podcasts a listen and let us know what you think.
Have a favorite tech or IT podcast we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments!