IT Central Station In The News

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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...
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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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October 07 2015
Host Thom Erbé of Kea Company is joined by Russell Rothstein of IT Central Station, to learn about how the ‘Yelp of Enterprise Software’ is changing the way people purchase enterprise technology. In this podcast we are taking another deep dive into a firm who are trying to change the way enterprises spend their money on technology, and through...
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September 15 2015
For years, enterprises with deep pockets have relied on analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester for advice when making major B2B software technology purchases...IT Central Station provides a crowdsourced platform for connecting IT software buyers with peers, analysts, and experts willing to share their opinions on various software. It offers a...
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September 11 2015
IT Central Station is included on the list of companies to be considered for next year's list of top analyst firms.
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August 25 2015
IT Central Station is a trusted vendor neutral site that helps keep users informed in order to help them make the best buying decisions for their company. They additionally use a triple verification process including community policing, interviews, and LinkedIn to promote transparency and ensure the validity of reviews. Currently, there are 252...
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August 25 2015
Ranking anything on the Internet is usually a subjective operation unless someone aggregates the opinions of different persons. This is where IT Central Station comes into play, a website where users can review technology and share their professional opinion with others. Putting together data from 85,000 reviews gathered during 2014 and the...
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August 21 2015
IT Central Station, a crowdsourced platform for unbiased enterprise tech reviews, recently announced its top ten enterprise firewalls based on data from over 85,000 views from 2014 to Q1 2015. IT Central Station is a trusted vendor neutral site that helps keep users informed in order to help them make the best buying decisions for their company...
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August 11 2015
IT Central Station also just made sense. People today increasingly check Yelp rather than a food critic's column and TripAdvisor rather than travel columns and books. IT Central Station serves a critical gap in the market with our peer content...
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August 04 2015
By Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station - Research from Google demonstrates that 60% percent of B2B technology buyers read product reviews before making a purchase. This indicates that what buyers want most is to interact with a community of like-minded professionals through product reviews and peer discussions...
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August 04 2015
Customer reviews have become a huge factor in any large purchasing decision—and that includes the B2B enterprise tech world. Buyers are checking out what customers have to say in online reviews, so it's important for marketers to take advantage of it. Russell Rothstein calls the trend the "Yelpification" of the B2B enterprise tech space...
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July 30 2015
By Russell Rothstein, Founder and CEO of IT Central Station. The feedback from reviews also provides businesses an important leg up in demonstrating both what consumers are happy with and what can be improved to attract more users...
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July 23 2015
According to IT Central Station's community of enterprise technology users, the best way to ensure that mobile applications are performing up to par is to being able to directly correlate the end user's transactions to what your infrastructure provides. The best mobile application performance solutions should be able to monitor and analyze every...
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July 09 2015
With countless application performance management solutions available, how can you ensure that your organization is selecting the one that is most efficient for your needs? Fortunately, we have an exclusive Application Performance Management Solutions guide from our partner, IT Central Station, which gives direct insight into your peers’...
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July 06 2015
In the tech world, for example, sites now offer crowd-sourced reviews of B2B enterprise technology solutions. IT Central Station has verification processes including LinkedIn and other social media to provide transparency and validate that reviews are real. Reviews such as these provide a neutral channel that not only supplies potential...
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July 03 2015
According to IT Central Station CEO Russell Rothstein, “reviewers of these software tools cite their growing importance to improve performance and reduce downtime of web-based applications such as e-commerce sites and online banking systems.” IT Central Station’s latest crowdsourced rankings of application management software puts CA...
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June 29 2015
IT Central Station is primarily a crowdsourced review site that provides user generated reviews of products for the enterprise tech community. It has been referred to as the "Yelp for enterprise technology” by the Wall Street Journal.
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June 25 2015
By Orr Hirschauge, Technology Reporter at the Wall Street Journal ...In the past month, viewership of enterprise flash array storage product reviews by IT buyers has increased by 151% on IT Central Station, a crowdsourced product-review site for enterprise technology, according to the website's data.
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June 05 2015
Community members and subscribers to particular technology categories have the capability of becoming IT influencers. Here’s a sample e-mail that IT Central Station sent to all its ALM category subscribers...
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May 31 2015
In the past few months leading up to Discover, a number of HP StoreOnce customers on IT Central Station have shared their experiences using the HP StoreOnce solution for data protection. IT Central Station is a growing online community that is focused on publishing “unbiased reviews from the technical users.”
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