We believe in helping you manage your data in the easiest and most cost effective way possible. We realize that data management, and especially security, needs to be a collaborative effort. To that end, we’ve provided a list of some of the most useful tech advice and news sites on the Internet.
One website can only cover so much, especially with the volume of information and the speed at which technology moves. Whether you are searching for advice on a PDF to Excel converter, news on Microsoft Office products or information about the cloud or data security, these websites have information to help you learn and keep up with the latest advances.
The following ten sites are in no particular order:
1. CNET is a tech media website owned by CBS Interactive. The website publishes news, reviews, articles and a number of blogs and podcasts with a focus on technology and electronics. You don’t have to be a tech expert to understand many of the articles on CNET. As with any news source website, it is constantly being updated.
2. ZdNet is owned by CNET, but it deserves special mention. The site manages about fifty blogs that provide a wealth of information in different areas, including hardware, software reviews and technology law. ZdNet is a terrific resource for white papers.
3. TechRepublic is also a member of the CBS Interactive portfolio with a focus on trade information and community for IT professionals.
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4. Wired is a print and digital American magazine that has been published since 1993. Wired is owned by Condé Nast. There are several international versions. Wired is a visual delight and is the edgy child of the tech world. The publication credits Canadian philosopher of communication theory, Marshall McLuhan for its inspiration.
This is the magazine for those who thrive on tech news and have a philosophical approach to the digital world. Wired also has a lot of fun features for us nerdy types.
5. Security Week is owned by Wired Business Media. This is a more serious publication with a focus on Internet and enterprise security news, insights and analysis.
6. Infosecurity Magazine’s tagline is: strategy/insight/technique. If you are up for some serious reading, Security Week and Infosecurity are places to land.
7. CNN Tech is a division of CNN News. They have the latest tech news as well as links to a number of other tech sites.
8. Ars Technica has been published since 1998. The site is easy to navigate and provides stimulating articles and opinion pieces with a focus on computer sciences and technology, as well as the latest news. Many of the writers are researchers. Ars Technica has a premier copy that is only available to subscribers, however there is a wealth of free information on their site, which is laid out in an easy to read and pleasing format.
9. Mashable is a Scottish-American website with a focus on social media news. The Mashable writers also cover technology, the Internet in general, mobile news, entertainment and gadget reviews. Mashable is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Get on the site and just keep scrolling through the images and articles. It is the Pinterest of the Tech world.
10. Time – yes, Time magazine. It may be at the opposite end of Mashable, but they have tech news. Checkout their “List of 50 Best Websites” in their Tech section.
There are many other blogs and smaller websites that provide information. Like ours, many of them specialize in a certain area. Take some time out of your day to do some reading and learn about innovative software, technical legal issues, or just have some fun.