Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Magazine Review: Dataquest: The business of Infotech

This magazine from CYBERMEDIA Publications knocks at your door twice a month. The beauty of this magazine is that it has everything to cater every section of IT users. Right from Home Users, going through SOHO, Small scale Industry, middle segment to big corporate houses, it has useful contents for each of these IT Techies. 

So Rs. 50/- is a good bargain to get plenty of information on what is happening in IT every month. This magazine is older than 20 years of its publication age. You can see it lying with a school going IT enthusiast as well as on the desk of a senior IT official of a Company. It carries a interviews with the CIOs/MDs of major IT manufacturing and IT Solutions giants every month. It focuses more on merger of technology with business developments that helps to enhance Industry performance as well its profitability. 

Focusing on how IT specialists should formulate their strategies to be successful in any kind of IT environment thereby formulating right strategies for their company. Some regular features of this magazine are: Q&A: A thorough Question and Answer session with a big shot, MD, CIO, CTO or any senior management representative of a IT giant company for analyses on what is happening in IT and what are their contributions towards that. Policy

An in depth analysis of IT policies related to any world class certifications be it BS7799, CMM or Sarbanes-Oxley. Techpoint: An interesting must read for IT Techies CIO/CTO of the Month: Every fortnight they select a CIO / CTO by turn and focus on his/her achievements and roadmap he/she followed to reach to these heights. Innovation: This section will tell you the innovative ways to get the solutions to your IT related issues. Focus: Focus will focus on current happenings in IT related to any country, hardware, software, peripherals etc. Regulars: Some regular features are Edit, Letters, Issue, Ganesha, Datamine, CIO, Forum, Spotlight, Financials, Comments, Time Off, Bottom Line. And the bottom line is even if you are not a subscriber of this magazine, it does not  matter, but then there is no harm in buying in from the shelf once a while and getting updated yourself. In any case if you find it useful, a subscription will always be better and hassle free rather than buying it twice a month by spending some extra pennies.

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