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.
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?”
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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...
January 16 2017
IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top APM solutions of 2016.
January 11 2017
Here’s what software engineers from the IT Central Station community say are the pros and cons of five top tools.
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...
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.
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...
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...
December 06 2016
Four of the top disaster-recovery (DR) software suites are Veeam, Altaro, Zerto, and VMware, according to reviews written by 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 love.
December 02 2016
...One way to be aware is to use comparison web sites that can surface them and that you should at least use before making your purchase. IT Central Station provides a more technical/IT point of view on all systems from a number of IT professionals. Think of it more like a LinkedIn approach to software review (in fact you can login using your...
December 02 2016
At IT Central Station, an online community where IT managers review enterprise products, both New Relic and AppDynamics have their fans, but the users are also a demanding bunch. For both APM products, the IT managers want to see improvements in the user interface, speed, and error reporting and analysis -- so they can quickly resolve problems...
December 01 2016
IT Central Station is named as a winner in Deloitte's annual Fast 50 Rising Star competition. The Rising Star selection is awarded to young startups that have the fastest growing revenues. IT Central Station received the award due to the fact that its revenues grew by 446%.
November 17 2016
According to the IT Central Station user community, the most important criteria to consider when choosing network monitoring software are scalability, flexibility and multi-tenancy. Eight of the top-ranked network monitoring software products are CA Unified Infrastructure Management, SevOne, Microsoft SCOM, FortiSIEM (AccelOps), ScienceLogic,...
November 14 2016
Six of the top test management solutions, according to enterprise users in the IT Central Station community, are HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Tosca Testsuite, SmartBear TestComplete, Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), HPE Quality Center (QC) and IBM Rational Performance Tester.
October 26 2016
IT Central Station has produced a 46-page report that compares the two rival content-management systems, based on commentary written by enterprise users of the products. The report includes side-by-side comparisons of pricing, and numerous user comments about the strengths, weaknesses and business benefits of each product.
October 24 2016
A new breed of reviews is gaining momentum by putting the customer in the driver’s seat. I recently caught up with IT Central Station co-founder Russell Rothstein to find out what he thinks vendors should know about using his peer-review site. Here’s what he had to say.
October 18 2016
By Russell Rothstein, CEO of IT Central Station. From reading APM reviews on IT Central Station, I see that it is a common theme that an "unknown unknown" is what most concerns IT and DevOps managers. Examples of these "unknown unknowns" that impact app performance include factors such as the way an application responds to an unanticipated...
October 17 2016
Security and systems administrators discuss the best and worst features of log management products such Splunk, ArcSight and LogRhythm. According to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community, the most important criteria to consider when choosing log management software are speed, stability, ease of use, and robust...
October 10 2016
These reviews of select network monitoring software products come from the IT Central Station community. They are the opinions of the users and are based on their own experiences.