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5 Blogs Every IT Professional Must Bookmark Now

By Vlad De Ramos on December 12, 2015

In the field of information technology where anything can get an upgrade and an update anytime, IT professionals and those aiming for careers in Information Technology prefer webinars, online forums, boot camps, YouTube videos, and social media when it comes to learning.

One favorite online resource are blogs for containing useful information and featuring new trends as well as links to other relevant contents. Moreover, the experience of reading blogs is almost similar to books because you read them, bookmark your favorite topics, and return to them for reference.

Here are 5 blogs that every IT professional must bookmark now.

1. Forrester Blog for CIOs

IT leaders have long relied on Forrester—one of the top IT analyst firms. This blog discusses the firm’s insights on the latest events, trends, and leadership case studies.

It also publishes the company’s research and white papers that are very useful to IT leaders when it comes to making informed decisions.

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2. Packet Life

Network engineer Jeremy Stretch initially started this blog as a way to save his study notes for a Cisco certification. It has now turned into an educational resource for fellow engineers, as it contains useful tips and tactics about networking technology.

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3. All About Microsoft

Mary Jo Foley leads the pack when it comes to all things related to Microsoft. She writes significant information about the company’s latest products, including its flagship operating system, Windows, and offers insight into the thought process behind one of the tech’s most iconic firms.

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4. IT Pros Rock!

A senior technical evangelist at Microsoft, Keith Mayer, provides support guides, resources, and tutorials through his expertise on different Microsoft technologies such as Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, SQL Server and Exchange, and more to make work easier for IT professionals.

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5. CIO Dashboard

Chis Curran, PwC Partner and Chief Technologist, offers advice and insights on the problems that IT C-level executivesexperience today. His blog, recognized by BizTech as one of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs, is the perfect resource that every CIO should read and go back to for reference should they need information on application management, cloud computing, and architecture to name a few.

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These are only five blogs that we’ve gathered, and there are still a lot more references that you, as an IT professional, can use.

Are you familiar with other blog sites not included here? Share them with us!

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