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July 13 2016
Four of the top ITSM suites are ServiceNow, Zendesk, CA Service Desk Manager and BMC Remedy, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community. But what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough...
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July 11 2016
Customers want to hear what other customers have to say about: The product, their experience with the brand, durability, support, purchase decisions, recommendations … the list goes on. This is no different in the B2B space. That is why IT Central Station is such an invaluable resource for customers looking to adopt new technologies like...
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July 07 2016
Firewall security management products can help security managers monitor compliance, orchestrate device policies, optimize rules and manage firewall changes. According to the IT Central Station user community, the most important criteria to consider when choosing firewall security management software are visibility for network devices,...
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June 29 2016
From looking at the product reviews of APM solutions on IT Central Station, I see that APM users want their tools to better serve the needs of the Line of Business (LOB). Reviewers of APM solutions, whether they are DevOps managers, applications owners, CIOs or operations managers, express the need for their APM tools to offer value to their...
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June 21 2016
Not surprisingly, when discussing software-defined storage products, enterprise IT managers give a high priority to simplicity and ease of use (as well as price), according to IT Central Station. Four of the top software-defined storage products on the market are Nutanix, VMware Virtual SAN, HPE StoreVirtual and Tintri VMstore, according to...
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June 03 2016
IT monitoring software probes various parts of the infrastructure -- servers, networks and applications -- and alerts IT about problems before they can cause an outage that affects the business. According to IT managers in the IT Central Station community, the most important criteria to consider when choosing infrastructure monitoring software...
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May 17 2016
The most important criteria for choosing a backup solution include short backup windows, ease-of-recovery and role-based access management, according to IT Central Station, a peer review site for IT users. Four of the top backup and recovery solutions on the market are Veeam Backup, Acronis Backup, HPE Data Protector and IBM Spectrum Protect,...
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May 16 2016
Based on feedback from IT Central Station users, the benefits of HCI are applicable across many industries, from small-medium businesses to enterprise companies and to different verticals. For large enterprises, the simplicity and easy manageability of Virtual SAN are key. Traditional storage SANs at enterprise businesses require a larger team...
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May 09 2016
IT and security managers in the IT Central Station online community say that the most important characteristics of security information and event management (SIEM) products is the ability to combine information from several sources and the ability to do intelligent queries on that information. Four of the top SIEM solutions are Splunk, HPE...
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May 03 2016
When evaluating hyperconverged infrastructure products, IT Central Station users most often examine their price, simplicity and ease of manageability, compared to more traditional storage systems. Four of the top hyperconverged infrastructure systems on the market are Nutanix, VMware Virtual SAN, FlexPod and HPE StoreVirtual, according to online...
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April 27 2016
Enterprise users weigh in on their favorite features and offer suggestions for improvement. Four of the top BI tools in the market are Tableau, QlikView, MicroStrategy and Oracle OBIEE, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community. But what do users really think about these tools? Here, they give a shout...
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April 25 2016
Four of the top firewall solutions on the market are Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community. But what do enterprise users really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout out for some of their favorite features, but...
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April 19 2016
Members of the IT Central Station community say that the #1 most important advantage is time-to-market. The ability to bring new revenue-generating services online faster is a key theme included in product reviews written by DevOps professionals in their reviews of APM, build automation, configuration management, release automation, service...
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April 05 2016
Four of the top APM solutions on the market are AppDynamics, CA APM, Dynatrace and New Relic, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community. But what do enterprise users really think about these tools? IT Central Station community members give a shout out to some of their favorite features, but also give the...
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March 24 2016
As CEO of IT Central Station, I can share with you my analysis into issues that users have faced with traditional storage solutions, emerging trends in the enterprise technology space, as well as the type of storage solutions I expect to become more popular through 2016...
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March 18 2016
When it comes to Business Intelligence solutions, the IT Central Station community ranked the following solutions the top BI tools of 2015: Tableau, QlikView, Microsoft BI, Oracle OBIEE, and MicroStrategy. This ranking is based on four major buying criteria: scalability and performance, usability and UI, ease of development and mobile/cloud...
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March 17 2016
We’re working on a strategy where our sales team is enabled to use peer reviews as part of the sales process. Prospects are going to find them anyway, so it can be part of the guided experience if a sales person does a demo and says, “Hey, here’s a link to our profile on IT Central Station.. Why don’t you check out how people rank us versus our...
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March 16 2016
DevOps professionals on IT Central Station have recently written over 30 product reviews of release automation tools. Reviewers talk about how the best-in-class release automation tools help them achieve zero-touch deployment and support continuous deployment. Read Russell Rothstein's latest blog on DEVOPSdigest: DevOps RoundUp from Real Users...
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March 15 2016
If you’re in the process of researching marketing automation solutions, Marketo, Act-On and Hubspot are probably on your short list. These reviews of select marketing automation products come from the IT Central Station community. They are the opinions of the users and are based on their own experiences.
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March 11 2016
Online reviews are an important resource for B2B buyers, meaning that B2B marketers should be keeping a close eye on B2B review platforms to make sure they aren't being left out of the conversation. Platforms such as IT Central Station provide communities where B2B buyers can leave reviews and gain insights on business solutions, and these sites...
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March 09 2016
Understanding how your customers perceive you versus the competition is critical to success. Various services deliver useful crowd-sourced and social intel; Google analytics can help you understand specific online behaviours; and customer review sites, such as IT Central Station, are great sources of customer opinion.
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March 04 2016
We live in a time when what a customers says about a business is weighted far greater than what that business says itself. Said another way: Yelp has replaced the restaurant website as the authority on where to eat. So we loved to see that Computer World’s IT Central Station—the “Yelp of enterprise technology”—listed Tableau as its top-rated...
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March 01 2016
Companies like IT Central Station and Gartner have launched IT peer review services to help enterprise professionals evaluate technology solutions based on customer experiences. Online reviews change the game in how consumers, and now, IT professionals, are evaluating products and services, and ultimately making buying decisions...
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March 01 2016
Ready to find out what enterprise users really think about HP Fortify on Demand, QualysGuard Web Application Scanning, Checkmarx, WhiteHat Sentinel, and SonarQube? Buckle up. Here, in their own words is what users say are the standout features (and greatest shortcomings) of each of these products...
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February 29 2016
IT Central Station provides a platform for real users to give in-depth reviews for a wide range of enterprise technology solutions. With an active community of over 130,000 users adding their expert reviews to our site, we’ve become a vital source of trusted information about enterprise technology. I’d like to share some of the newest APM...
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February 23 2016
Government IT managers looking for best-of-breed solutions might want to check a new report that flags the top 10 products in each of 10 categories. The “Top Rated Enterprise Technology” report by IT Central Station and IDG Enterprise ranks enterprise tools and solutions by considering buyer intent, the total number of reviews on IT Central...
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February 22 2016
This article analyzes real user reviews on IT Central Station of the top identity management products including Oracle Identity Manager, CA Identity Manager, IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, and SailPoint IdentityIQ.
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February 17 2016
IT Central Station, a site that collects reviews of enterprise IT products, pulled together a report that ranked enterprise IT products in a variety of categories. While the likes of Microsoft, IBM and HP pop up in a few lists, what is most interesting is the number of newer companies taking top spots. The report ranked products based on...
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February 16 2016
Enterprise IT buyers trying to figure out which products should be on the "short list" for the procurement process have a new, crowdsourced resource: A just-published report from IT Central Station that identifies the top 10 products in 10 tech categories based on user reviews.
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February 12 2016
Consulting crowdsourced review sites such as IT Central Station and others will show you how peers rate their technology investments...
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January 15 2016
...There are blemishes with any solution. For one user’s view into DH2i deployment realities, consider this review posted to IT Central Station, which points up DxEnterprise setup issues and issues with DH2i products that were precursors / stepping stones to DxEnterprise.
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January 06 2016
Two of the most highly-rated software products in the security information and event management (SIEM) market are ArcSight and Splunk, according to online reviews by SIEM software users in the IT Central Station community. But the user reviews show that the two products have such different strengths that, instead of viewing them as direct...
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December 15 2015
While previously, many IT Central Station reviews were written primarily by DevOps Managers and Release Managers, we are seeing a jump in the number of review of DevOps tools written by other functions in IT - architects, customer service managers, middleware experts, network engineers and others. DevOps tools are set to be in the budget for...
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December 09 2015
The most important buying criteria for BI tools are scalability and performance, usability, and ease of development, according to software users at IT Central Station, which hosts user reviews and product comparison guides.
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December 09 2015
...Other enterprise BI users at IT Central Station agreed that Tableau is extraordinarily easy for non-technical users and produces better charts, but QlikView has proponents, too, and the two products were judged equals when it comes to creating data dashboards...
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December 08 2015
IT Central Station CEO Russell Rothstein is quoted extensively about what product reviews and crowdsourced trending data are saying about the state of network and application security.
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December 08 2015
An IT Central Station review is referenced in a story about the role of a the Chief Digital Officer.
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November 17 2015
In the APM reviews written by IT ops managers and application owners on IT Central Station, the most critical impact that app performance has on business is revenue loss. These reviewers usually give five stars to the APM solutions that help them reduce outages for revenue-generating applications.
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November 04 2015
By Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station -- ...A single review can make thousands of impressions and gives your users the chance to distinguish themselves as community thought leaders and your influencers the chance to share their experiences. Reviews let users understand how products work in similar situations, and help...
Devops digest
October 22 2015
IT Central Station members have reviewed DevOps and other IT software solutions from companies such as Atlassian, AppDynamics, BMC, Chef, Electric Cloud, IBM Urbancode, Puppet Labs, and others. Our reviews are particularly helpful for IT decision makers because they come from real users who can detail the pros and cons of the solution they've...
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