Solutions Review – Documenting the Evolution
We love technology. Not just enterprise solutions, but the whole evolution we find ourselves in right now. We are passionate about the stories that are unfolding everyday around the latest advancements in BI and data analytics, applications and networks, mobility and the cloud.
And we are fascinated with the past as well. In our office lobby we have assembled an exhibit of the important moments and innovations that have propelled this technology revolution. Like a copy of the 1975 Popular Electronics Magazine announcing the Altair 8800 – the magazine that led Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard and start Microsoft less then 6 months later. Or the original Apple Macintosh from 1984 and a Kaypro II – at 29 lbs, one of the first “portable” computers.
We display a Hayes SmartModem and copies of Novell Netware and Netscape Navigator – the building blocks that got us all online. And we keep a Motorola DynaTAC brick phone beside a Blackberry R957 along with a collection of seminal smartphones from the Handspring Treo to the original iPhone, because these are some of the innovations that made it possible for us to be here now – documenting the evolution.
Making it Easier to Find the Right Solution
Back in 2012 when we launched Solutions Review, it was with a simple thought: let’s report on the latest developments in enterprise technology and make it easier for people to know what options are available when considering a new solution. So we went about building a resource-heavy site that cut through the clutter of content and stripped out the marketing hyperbole. That idea seems to be catching on with over 4 million IT professionals visiting Solutions Review this year.
Unlike other technology sites that broadcast a wide variety of topics, we are “narrowcasters”. Each of our sites is singularly focused on a specific solution category like Identity Management, Wireless Networks or Data Integration. We employ a team of editors who report the news and best practices on a daily basis. And we spend a great deal of time developing resources for buyers of enterprise solutions.
Every site has an online solutions directory and a video gallery of technology demos, walkthroughs and overviews. We also maintain a best-selling books page to make it easier for solution professionals to find additional written resources. But what may be our most valuable asset is our collection of solution buyer’s guides. This is where we save busy people real time by doing all of the preliminary research for you and delivering it in one-stop document ready to take to your next meeting.
Our team spends the hours required to sift through the flood of information presented by the top solution providers and delivers a straightforward summary of each. Available as a free downloadable .PDF document, each buyer’s guide also contains a category overview and the 10 key questions to ask both yourself and potential providers.
Over the next couple of years we will be opening dozens of additional Solutions Review sites. If you have any suggestions on sites you would like us to prioritize or want to connect on any other topic please reach out at our contact page.