2016 DevOps Predictions
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...
QlikView vs. Tableau: BI Users Debate the Importance of Pretty Charts
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.
BI users debate the importance of pretty charts
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...
Securing Your Network and Application Infrastructure
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.
Do You Really Need Another “C” In The C-Suite?
December 08 2015
An IT Central Station review is referenced in a story about the role of a the Chief Digital Officer.
16 Ways Application Performance Impacts the Business
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.
Harnessing the Power of the Crowd for a B2B Marketing Strategy
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 RoundUp from Real Users of CA, New Relic, HP and More
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...
A Podcast with Russell Rothstein of IT Central Station
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...
10 Crowdsourced Alternatives to Gartner Magic Quadrant, Forrester Wave
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...
Rising Stars in the Analyst Value Survey
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.
The Best Enterprise Firewalls Based on User Reviews
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...
Top Enterprise Firewalls According to Users
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...
The Top Enterprise Firewalls of 2015
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...
Expert Interview with Russell Rothstein with Tips for Shopping for IT Products
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...
The Yelpification of B2B Enterprise Tech: Why All Reviews Are Good Reviews
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...
"Yelpifying" B2B Tech Through Customer Reviews
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...
Why Do You Really Need Customer Reviews?
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...
18 Ways to Ensure Mobile App Performance
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...
Application Performance Management Solutions
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’...
5 Ways Influencer Marketing Gives Back
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...
Market Talk: Application Management Software Market
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...
Yelpification: Reviews in the Technology Buying Process
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.
Enterprise Flash Storage Market Heating Up
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.
Choosing among various ALM software suites
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...
What are customers saying about HP StoreOnce and data protection?
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.”
IT Central Station Offers Free Report on APMdigest
May 29 2015
IT Central Station — leading review site used by enterprise tech professionals to research APM and other solutions in order to make informed buying decisions — is offering a free report on APMdigest. Unleash the power of crowdsourced knowledge, unbiased product reviews and social networking with this free report.
Best SaaS Directories: What Are The Benefits Of Listing Your B2B Product There?
May 12 2015
IT Central Station is a crowdsourced review website, where you can read user-generated, independent reviews of solutions for the enterprise tech community. This website provides reviews, recommendations, as well as expert advice for SaaS buyers. It is also known for offering current, relevant, and objective information...
Three Trends in Customer Success & Three Expert Perspectives
May 11 2015
Jean-Marc Bronoel who is the VP of Customer Success at HP has invested in solutions such as IT Central Station to help generate additional leads and to capture the voice of the customer... This focus on the “Customer Oriented Digital Stack” has resulted in a 138% increase in referencable customers for this HP software division.
Top 5 B2B Directories to Add Your SaaS Software To
May 08 2015
With the diverse experience of IT Central Station’s founders working in startups as well as enterprise IT, the site operates much like a TripAdvisor or Yelp for enterprise technology. Designed for enterprise technology buyers, this dynamic community website offers reviews, recommendations, as well as other expert advice and tips for potential...
Tools4ever Chosen as Part of IT Central Station's “Top Identity and Access Management Tools - 2015 Edition”
April 29 2015
IT Central Station compiled over 17,000 views of the top Identity and Access Management tools by real users in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015 and analyzed their trends to come up with the top ten vendors...
Top Identity and Access Management Tools for 2015 Announced by IT Central Station
April 29 2015
Earlier this month, IT Central Station released the 2015 edition of its yearly list of the top Identity and Access Management (IAM) tools. IT Central Station is a crowdsourced platform created to connect enterprise professionals with peers for researching and reviewing enterprise technologies...
Cloud-Based Application Delivery: Who’s Leading the Way?
April 27 2015
Some of the information in this review, including the pricing information, was based on previous reports and industry reviews, such as IT Central Station...
IT Central Station Announces the Top 10 IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools Based on Crowdsourced Data
April 21 2015
IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, announced the top IT infrastructure monitoring vendors based on data from over 60,000 real user visits and opinions...
Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform
April 16 2015
IT Central Station is cited as a source for comparing e-commerce software.
Top Testing Tools Announced by IT Central Station
April 02 2015
IT Central Station has revealed its top testing tools for 2015, as based on results from its crowdsourced platform...IT Central Station offers a platform for IT professionals to share their user experiences with various technology solutions and it triple validates all its reviewers.
The Top Rated Testing Tool of 2014 Has Been Decided Upon
March 14 2015
IT Central Station, a website that allows users to compare and review tech products available in the enterprise tech community, found that based on its research of 42,000 user reviews that Tricentis was rated as the top functional test automation tool of 2014. The website categorised and ordered all the user reviews to come up with a final list.
The Tantalizing Crowdsourcing Model | Sherpas in Blue Shirts
March 13 2015
There are several highly successful, intriguing examples of crowdsourcing, including Uber, TripAdvisor, IT Central Station, and Urban Spoon. IT Central Station puts crowdsourcing to work providing user reviews of software.
Advocate marketing expert Jim Williams shares his valuable B2B marketing insights.
March 12 2015
So advocacy can come in many forms...It can come in reviews from IT Central Station...
IT Central Station Announces Top Testing Tools
March 02 2015
IT Central Station is probably the closest that you can get to an actual Voice of the People as far as technology solutions are concerned....