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IN BUSINESS
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In Business
Thursday 8.30-9.00pm,
Sunday 9.30-10.00pm (rpt)
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14 June 2007
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Peter Day
Caught in the Web

Peter Day looks at the free software movement.
Are you sick of wrestling with recalcitrant pieces of software installed on your computer?

In Business this week looks at whether it makes sense to use programmes on the internet instead.

The idea is that your keyboard and your mouse and an Internet connection are all you need to turn on the services you need like tap water. Much of the software is free or cheap.

Software delivered over the Internet is a business model busy eating away at the familiar brand names we all know and (maybe) love.

Or is a threat to our privacy?
Contributors:

Marc Benioff
,
Chairman & CEO Salesforce.com.

Richard Wetenhall,
Head of Corporate Development, Celerant

Matthew Glotzbach,
Director of Product Management, Google Enterprise

Andrew Johnson,
Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco Bay Paediatric

Brad Templeton,
Chairman of Electronic Frontier Federation

Ricky Reemer,
Chief Exec of Unicorn IT Solutions

Steve Prentice,
Chief of Research at Gartner
Work in Progress

Peter Day writes a regular column for BBC Online. Read Peter Day's latest Work in Progress:  Tim Smit's monkey business
About the programme
 
We try to make ear-grabbing programmes about the whole world of work, public and private, from vast corporations to modest volunteers.

In Business is all about change. New ways of work and new technologies are challenging most of the assumptions by which organisations have been run for the last 100 years. We try to report on ideas coming over the horizon, just before they start being talked about. We hope it is an exhilarating ride.
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