Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon AWS: Which is Better?
June 13 2017
This short report from IT Central Station is based on unbiased feedback from users. Compared over 23,000 times, these public cloud offerings both have extremely valuable features along with some room for improvement.
Oracle Service Cloud vs. Salesforce Service Cloud - What CRM is Better?
June 07 2017
IT users visit IT Central Station to exchange advice, access 2,500+ product reviews, and promote expertise.
What ERP Solution is Best for Your Business Needs?
June 07 2017
IT Central Station is a fast-growing and trusted professional review platform for users of enterprise tech solutions.
Software-Defined Storage Products: IT Pros Offer Insight
June 01 2017
Peer reviews published by real users can facilitate their decision-making with user feedback, insight, and product rankings that collectively indicate which products are in the lead.
Based on our real user reviews at IT Central Station, these products are some of the top choices for software-defined storage today.
Next Steps For ITOA - Part 2
May 17 2017
Reviewers of APM solutions on the IT Central Station platform highlight the features that enable users to take the next step in IT Operations Analytics, namely the ability to access instrumented data analytics at any point in time. In one product review of IT operational analytics solution, a user writes that what's important is drilling down data…
IT Central Station Ranks CA Technologies In The Top Application Security Solutions Of Q1 2017 Based On Real User Reviews
May 17 2017
IT Central Station**, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top application security vendors of Q1 2017. During the past year over two million professionals, including 96% of the Fortune 100, have used IT Central Station's crowdsourced reviews in their technology buying process.
Backup and Recovery Software: IT Pros Weigh In
May 10 2017
Based on real user reviews at IT Central Station, these five products are some of the top data backup and recovery solutions on the market. The reviews from IT pros provide valuable insight into the products' benefits and shortcomings.
Network Monitoring Tools: Features Users Love And Hate
May 01 2017
Five of the top network monitoring products on the market, according to users in the IT Central Station community, are CA Unified Infrastructure Management, SevOne, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), and CA Spectrum.
Top 8 All-Flash Arrays for Enterprise
April 28 2017
IT Central Station is a crowdsourced software reviews community where enterprise tech users publish their rankings, reviews and expert feedback on the technologies they use. Continue reading to see the top all-flash arrays of 2017 so far, according to IT Central Station users.
Report: Top 25 IT Security Products
April 26 2017
Nothing beats hearing from your peers about which IT security products have been successful in the enterprise. IT Central Station, which collects reviews from verified enterprise IT product users, has compiled a report that identifies 25 top-rated products in security categories such as cloud security, firewalls, security information and event…
vRealize Operations Wins Rave Reviews
April 25 2017
...in the forum type many users value most—an independent setting where users post their real experiences for their peers. In this case, that forum is IT Central Station, which offers unbiased reviews from the tech community.
Azure vs. AWS Reviews: Organizations, Scalability, and Deployment
April 23 2017
Real users at IT Central Station reviewed Microsoft Azure and AWS, as we take a side-by-side look at how each solution has improved the organizations of enterprise tech professionals.
In their 2017 reviews of the leading PaaS cloud solutions, users discuss factors such as organizational improvements, scalability, deployment, and others.
IBM vs CA for User Provisioning and IAM - Which is Better?
April 21 2017
IT users visit IT Central Station to exchange advice, access 2,500+ product reviews, and promote expertise. The following question was asked in the IT Central Station community regarding User Provisioning Software: “We’re in the process of comparing IBM Tivoli Access Manager vs. CA Identity Manager. Which one is better?”
Face-off: ServiceNow vs. Zendesk for IT Service Management
April 19 2017
IT Central Station has produced an 11-page report that compares the two rival products, based on commentary written by enterprise users about the strengths and weaknesses of each product.
Top 5 Reporting Tools for Enterprises in 2017
April 17 2017
IT Central Station is a crowdsourced software reviews community where enterprise tech users publish their rankings, reviews and expert feedback on the technologies they use. It reaches over 22 million tech buyers who access and share unbiased product information and tap into a community of other real users in order to make the best buying decision…
Face-Off: Cisco vs. Fortinet For Enterprise Firewalls
April 12 2017
Firewalls have been on the front lines of network security for 25 years. Over time they’ve evolved beyond simple packet filtering to take on a wider and deeper variety of tasks to block modern threats. Today, two of the top enterprise firewalls are Cisco and Fortinet, according to reviews by users in the IT Central Station community.
Firewall Reviews From the Frontlines
April 11 2017
With more than 160 firewall user reviews on IT Central Station, IT pros can learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different solutions. Some of the most popular firewall products on the site include Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Meraki MX Firewalls, and SonicWALL.
Essential Steps to Become Agile
April 07 2017
Here's what Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station, has to say about Agile and DevOps, among a panel of industry experts...
Backup Software Features That IT Managers Love And Hate
April 05 2017
Systems administrators in the IT Central Station community identify the best, and worst, features of backup software from HPE, Veeam and Altaro.
Four Tips for Selling to the Social-Savvy Buyer
March 24 2017
74% of today’s B2B buyers conduct more than half their research online before making a purchase. In fact, most buyers are already 57% through the buyer’s journey before even speaking to a sales rep. This means, by the time you get a potential buyer on the phone, they already know the good—and bad—about your product. Stay one step ahead by…
Top Resources for 2017 Endpoint Security Solution Selection
March 20 2017
For many IT pros, IT Central Station is a go-to resource for peer reviews. Users can either post anonymously to freely express their views or use their real names to promote their expertise, enabling knowledgeable experts, including real users and independent consultants, to share their expertise in a high-quality community of decision makers…
Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for Enterprise Flash Storage
March 16 2017
HPE's 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp's AFF8000 All Flash FAS are at the top of the leaderboard for all-flash data storage systems, according to a February 2017 ranking by IT Central Station, based largely on user reviews. IT Central Station has produced an 11-page report that compares the two rival products, based on commentary written by enterprise…
Crowdsourced Enterprise IT Review Sites
March 14 2017
Carter Lusher provides an informative webinar about how tech review sites such as IT Central Station are disrupting the traditional analyst marketplace.
User Reviews of Leading Identity & Access Management Solutions
March 07 2017
Just like TripAdvisor for hotels and Yelp for restaurants, product reviews have become the most sought after content by people researching and buying B2B enterprise tech solutions. IT Central Station is the leading product review site for enterprise technology, with a vibrant community of nearly 200,000 professionals who contribute reviews based on…
Content Management Tools: Features Users Love And Hate
March 06 2017
Four of the top enterprise content management products are IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Box, Alfresco and Microsoft’s SharePoint, according to reviews at IT Central Station. But what do enterprise users really think about some of these tools? Here, users give a shout-out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a…
Face-off: SAP vs. IBM for Talent Management
March 04 2017
According to user reviews compiled by IT Central Station, SAP SuccessFactors and IBM Kenexa each have their fans, who say the cloud-based software helps them keep track of recruiting efforts, job applicants, employee onboarding and training. But users also say the products have room for improvement in areas such as workforce analytics, social media…
A Live Interview with Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station, the “Yelp of Enterprise Tech”
February 24 2017
If I am simplifying their pitch, I will say quote the Wall St Journal and say that IT Central Station, is “The Yelp for Enterprise tech”, but we are getting ahead of ourselves here. I had known Russell, the CEO and Co-Founder for many years and from many different directions. Then we finally had the chance to meet and while I had previously heard…
Data Visualization Tools: The Features Users Love And Hate
February 20 2017
Five of the top data visualization solutions on the market are Tableau, Sisense, Dundas BI, Qlik Sense, and SAP Lumira, according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community. But what do enterprise users really think about some of these tools? Here, users give a shout-out for some of their favorite features, but also…
IT Central Station Is Riding the Peer Recommendation Wave in Enterprise Tech
February 05 2017
By Lou Kerner, Partner at Flight VC -- Decisions by business customers are increasingly driven by the same dynamics of peer-to-peer networks and opinions that influence consumers (e.g. Yelp, TripAdvisor…). Facebook sports a $380 billion value, in part, because of the power of the like button to influence purchases by consumers...
Why Customer Review Platforms Are PR's Great Missed Opportunity
January 30 2017
The tone of the letter is snarky, but also to the point, with good suggestions about the brave new world of what Sam calls “content platforms” such as IT Central Station. Whitmore calls these the “IT version of Yelp,” and notes that they’re increasingly powerful in shaping buying decisions.
Face-off: Oracle vs. CA for Identity Management
January 26 2017
Two of the top software products are Oracle Identity Manager and CA Identity Manager, according to IT Central Station, an online community where IT professionals review enterprise products. Both products have their fans who say the sophisticated software helps them handle routine access tasks … without paperwork. But users also note that there are…
Cloud Monitoring: Users Review 5 Top Tools
January 23 2017
Five of the top cloud monitoring products are CA’s UIM, SevOne, Opsview Enterprise, ScienceLogic and LogicMonitor, 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…
Crowd-sourced reviews compare Oracle, Vertica and others
January 19 2017
Crowd-sourced reviews are becoming more and more important in our lives. When you’re thinking about going to a new job, you check out Glassdoor. If you’re heading out to dinner, you check out Yelp. So why not with big data databases?
Gartner Purchase of Corporate Executive Board Would Address Changes in IT Advisory Market
January 16 2017
Most large analyst firms have end-user councils and organized peer communities. Peer review sites like IT Central Station have been able to get vendor customers while still maintaining some constraints against biasing recommendations...
The Top APM Solutions of the Year Based on Real User Reviews
January 16 2017
IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top APM solutions of 2016.
The best (and worst) features of 5 leading ALM suites
January 11 2017
Here’s what software engineers from the IT Central Station community say are the pros and cons of five top tools.
Face-Off: Oracle vs. HPE for Data Warehousing
January 02 2017
IT buyers seeking a data warehouse often compare Oracle's Exadata system with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Vertica system, according to IT Central Station, an online community where IT managers review enterprise products. IT Central Station has produced a 68-page report that compares the two rival systems, based on commentary written by enterprise…
How To Develop The User-Generated Content Your Brand Desperately Needs
December 27 2016
Nurturing our advocates has helped us generate more than 300 reviews across technology review websites—which made us the top-ranked solution in our product category on IT Central Station.
Application Performance Management Predictions for 2017
December 19 2016
According to reviewers on IT Central Station, it's clear that making APM data understandable to the LOB will be a major priority for 2017. IT Central Station community members are increasingly demanding that APM tools play a larger role in overall business needs and strategies. For example, an increasing number of APM tools are assigning monetary…
2017 DevOps Predictions
December 16 2016
According to reviewers on IT Central Station, it's clear that Big Data and metrics are expected to play an increased role in promoting DevOps cultures in 2017. IT Central Station community members have explained that their businesses, and particularly enterprises, are looking to generate even more data and analytics surrounding every facet of their…