Daily Archives: September 6, 2011

In this week’s podcast:

Is cloud computing going to transform the way businesses run IT? We hear from a UK company that runs almost all its IT in the cloud, and speak to the author of a National Computing Centre/PA Consulting report on how businesses can best make use of the technology. Plus, Gartner’s Steve Prentice on the fusion of e-commerce and social networking: social commerce.


On the occasion of his British Film Institute retrospective, Ken Loach, the acclaimed director of films such as Kes, Land and Freedom and the Cannes Palme d’Or winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley, talks about the state of political filmmaking. He is in the studio with Raphael Abraham, Peter Aspden and Lucian Robinson.

Produced by Griselda Murray Brown


In this week’s podcast: we review a report by the Science Council on the scientific workforce; we talk to Jonathan Wood, medical and scientific press officer for Oxford University, about his internship at the FT; and, Duncan Jarvies from the BMJ asks whether eating chocolate is really good for your health.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Larry Page’s thinking on his decision to spend $12.5bn on some mobile handsets, patents and set-top boxes is woolly at best, says Lucy Kellway.