London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 10, 2009 -- The Independent's new podcast series, SustainIT, delves into a number of issues surrounding sustainable Information Technology and its impact on future business practices.
The podcasts, sponsored in association with BT, offer listeners information and opinions by economic, business and environmental columnists Roger Trapp, Geoffrey Lean, Hamish McRae, Michael McCarthy and Jeremy Warner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4dG6_1EF9U ).
The topics discussed include technology in the future and how it can improve life; flexible working and the benefits to business; and the issues surrounding IT and the environment. The entire podcast series is available for download at http://sn.im/sustainit .
"I think we ought to start with the way in which the downturn has affected the use of technology," said Hamish McRae, Chief Economics Commentator of The Independent, "and the extent to which the downturn makes technology more necessary."
McRae added, "It (technology) forces change faster than it would have otherwise happened. It forces us to adopt new technologies as a way not only to cut costs but to develop products."
The Podcast series can be heard online at the Independent's SustainIT website, http://sn.im/sustainit.
About The Independent: Independent News and Media Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 1908967. Launched in 1986, The Independent is one of the UK's youngest national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.