IT Central Station In The News

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March 03 2014
This is not your father’s enterprise tech market. Many people with roles in marketing and sales don’t see that the game is changing. But it is changing fast – peer opinions are replacing vendor marketing, industry experts, and the other traditional sources of influence...
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December 19 2013
“It’s not just about five stars versus four stars,” says IT Central Station CEO Russell Rothstein. “It’s about having deep, rich content.” Rothstein’s outfit verifies that the people writing the reviews are real IT professionals, and none of the reviewers are paid for. Rothstein says IT Central Station minimizes negativity bias by providing very... logo
November 27 2013
Sites like IT Central Station are attracting users due to their specific offerings that cater to interests, hobbies or professions. As “Facebook fatigue” sets in, Web and mobile users are turning to these niche networks for content that specifically appeals to them...
November 26 2013
Denny K Miu: Russ and I had worked together when I was the CEO of my last company. Recently he started IT Central Station and from what I can see, he is doing a great job serving our community much as what we try to do here at LoveMyTool. We wish him best of luck and encourage our readers to check out his site...
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October 28 2013
IT Central Station's report “Business Intelligence Reviews from Real Users” shows what real users are saying about Microsoft, Tableau, QlikView, Microstrategy, IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, OBIEE, SiSense, and more...
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October 22 2013
Occasionally, Enterprise Networking Planet is proud to run guest posts from authors in the field. Today, Russell Rothstein, founder and CEO of IT Central Station, pulls together the highlights of some IT Central Station user reviews of network monitoring solutions...
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October 15 2013
The two top types of communities aren’t branded as social networks, but do fulfill the function of allowing people to share information and network. Forrester Analyst Zachary Reiss-Davis gives as an example the independent site IT Central Station, which draws technology buyers...
October 15 2013
IT Central Station是一家国外网站,旨在通过真实用户的评论或反馈,来帮助企业选择所需的产品,其类似于Yelp、TripAdvisor。据悉,该网站会对评论进行严格的把关,以确保真实性。
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October 10 2013
Buying social software can be confusing. Read what real users are saying about Chatter, SharePoint, Jive and Yammer. Here’s a roundup of the latest reviews of enterprise social software on IT Central Station...
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September 26 2013
On IT Central Station you can find reviews of the leading server virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, Oracle, Red Hat, IBM and more. All reviewers are validated with their LinkedIn profile to ensure that their posts are authentic...
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September 24 2013
Choosing the right PaaS cloud for your application can be a confusing process. There are literally dozens of cloud providers, large and small, that offer the basic set of services you need to run your app. IT Central Station helps enterprise tech users find the best service by offering hands-on reviews by real users of clouds (PaaS, IaaS) and...
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September 12 2013
...IT Central Station helps enterprise software buyers sort through all the help by offering hands-on reviews by real users...
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August 27 2013
In APMdigest's exclusive interview, Russell Rothstein, Station Master and CEO of IT Central Station, and veteran of the APM industry, discusses APM product reviews on IT Central Station.
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August 08 2013
"Define KPIs and success metrics for social enterprise platforms," recommends Russell Rothstein, co-founder and CEO of IT Central Station, a social network for enterprise technology professionals. "Social platforms such as...
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July 20 2013
For business purposes, the No. 1 and No. 2 communities aren’t specific public social networks but “niche” communities focused on specific objectives, such as IT Central Station...
July 18 2013
Forrester notes that the most popular social communities tend to be niche ones focused on specific objectives, such as IT Central Station, Cisco Communities or SAP Community Network...
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July 18 2013
Business technology buyers might visit IT Central Station to learn more about multiple competing technologies at once...
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June 27 2013
IT Central Station is focused on the office of the CIO. CIOs buy lots of stuff - business applications, middleware, security solutions, databases, infrastructure, networking solutions, and more. Here are a few things I like about IT Central Station...
April 30 2013
Four of the ten B2B (business to business) companies that reached the final stage of the MIT business school innovation contest are Capriza, CloudLock, IT Central Station, and Zerto...
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April 29 2013
"The IT procurement process is going social," said Christine Dover, Research Director of Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC. "IT Central Station is a disruptive, innovative platform at the forefront of this new social buying process, based on crowdsourcing, product reviews, and professional social networking."
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April 29 2013
Visit the IT Central Station website and you’ll see something happening beyond the obvious presentation of user reviews of software and hardware products. You’ll see disruptive innovation. It’s the dream of software startups and even established companies, but efforts to upend market leaders don’t always pan out. So why is it succeeding here? I... logo
January 31 2013
By tapping into the knowledge of the crowd, a potential customer can make better decisions about products and services -- this is one of the oldest and most widespread uses of crowdsourcing.
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January 23 2013
IT Central Station is very easy to use and allows you to follow the product you are looking for, so that you can receive email alerts each time a new review is added plus it also gives you the opportunity to contact the reviewer/user directly. All too often people end up buying a product and then having that awful ‘regret buy’ feeling which can...
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January 10 2013
...IT Central Station user Eric Dirst, senior VP and CIO of educational services provider DeVry, appreciates the opportunity to connect with his professional peers, as well as the validation the site provides. "The biggest thing is there needs to be some governance," said Dirst. "It's hard to instill any governance around Facebook or Twitter or...
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January 02 2013
By Clint Boulton, Wall St. Journal Reporter A new type of cloud service is emerging which allows CIOs to solicit information or services from other community members. Startups working in this space are raising funding from venture capitalists that view the Web as a platform to more efficiently exchange goods, services and information between...
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December 21 2012
By Kim Celestre, Senior Analyst at Forrester Professional social networks have great influence on technology decision-makers, who tap into the expertise and feedback from peers. For example, IT Central Station, the “Yelp For The Enterprises,” was launched in the fall to provide CIO’s with a place to read and contribute reviews on technology...
November 26 2012
Thankfully, the vendor-neutral, peer review website trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by enterprise IT thought leaders. A new website called IT Central Station just launched to fill the niche. The website allows enterprise IT buyers and CIOs to join the site through their LinkedIn profile to verify legitimacy of their role, but post anonymously about...
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October 09 2012
If you work in IT and are evaluating storage or information management solutions, the value of a site with real reviews of File Archiving, File System Software, Storage Management, Storage Software and other enterprise software is obvious, including an easy way to create a vendor short list, unbiased information from real users, and direct...
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September 24 2012
By Zachary Reiss-Davis, B2B Social Marketing Analyst at Forrester As a part of our research on building B2B communities, I recently did a whiteboard exercise with Kim Celestre and we attempted to categorize all of the different types, or Contexts, of B2B communities... Ratings and reviews (e.g., Spiceworks Community, IT Central Station)
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September 21 2012
The most valuable online resource for technology buyers is to have access both to the experience and opinions of other real users in order and third party information to get relevant information about the products they need. Together this minimize the time they need to find the products they want and need and get access to other individuals who...
September 07 2012
If you wanted to shop for enterprise software or hardware, there was no business equivalent of, say, an Amazon where you could see what other users had to say about a particular product. And if you wanted to warn other IT pros about a particular blade server that melted in its rack or you just needed to rant about XenServer, you were relegated...
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September 04 2012
The idea of having a site where enterprise buyers can communicate with one another about their experiences with vendors, and their products and services, is an excellent one. In fact, I'm surprised we haven't seen such a service sooner...
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August 26 2012
By Clint Boulton, Wall St. Journal Reporter CIOs are about to get a new tool that could help inform their IT purchasing decisions. On Sept. 4, IT Central Station will launch as a social network where CIOs can go to write and read reviews from other CIOs on over 4,000 IT products, from cloud computing technology such as Amazon Web Services...
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