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CTOvision Pro is a subscription based research and analysis service that provides information you can not get from any other source (if you have not tried it yet you may sign up for a free evaluation trial here). 

This post provides tips on how to make the most of this information resource. We start with some general advice then provide info based on the two key user roles in our domain: technology creator and technology consumer.

General Tips: 

Log into the site by using the Login box in the right sidebar on any page. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with your account pageYour account page will let you update your name and e-mail and also let you change your password.  You can also review the status of your subscriptions and payments.

Your subscription includes distribution of the CTOvision Pro Tech Report, which will update you on new exclusive content for our subscribers. You can also subscribe to other newsletters and make other changes here.

Tips For The Technology Creator

We cover enterprise missions needs and critical gaps identified by enterprise technologists and present this information in ways that can help you focus your R&D and engineering efforts. As we produce on these topics you will get alerts in your CTOvision Pro newsletter. You can also dive into the canon of market research here by using the shortcuts on our Research Reports page.

We maintain a close awareness of the mission needs of the federal government market, a sector.  This market is large and the mission needs are varied. Understanding the drivers in this space can help you tailor your technology roadmap and can also help you decide if this is a market you should be pursuing. If you are just kicking off your research into this sector we recommend starting at our Federal Enterprise page. From there you can dive into overviews of every major government agency, which will include information on their key priorities and budgets. The pages also provide links to additional reporting we have done on that agency.

Other important inputs to your technology development roadmaps can be found in the functional reporting of our Special Technology Reviews. These reports provide actionable information and context on topics like Analytical ToolsBig Data,  Cloud Computing,  Comms GreenIT Infrastructure,  Mobile Security,  Visualization,

As a technology creator, we would also like to ensure we are tracking what you are doing so we can report relevant info for our readership. Contact us by any way convenient to you Be sure to keep us up to date either by using the special CTOvision Pro user Contact Form. We would love to know what is on your mind. We especially would like to hear if you have a technology or company to nominate for our technology directory: Submit a Firm Here.

Tips For The Technology Consumer

We are constantly on the lookout for information critical to enterprise technology decision-makers and provide context via the  CTOvision Pro newsletter. We also categorize technologies by major functional area in ways that can speed your market research. Each of these topic areas has context on trends then lists of the technologies we believe most relevant for enterprise decision-makers seeking solutions in these spaces. Dive deeper here: Analytical ToolsBig Data,  Cloud Computing,  Comms GreenIT Infrastructure,  Mobile Security, and Visualization.

We also provide a library of white papers and studies curated for the enterprise technology consumer. These include research produced by our staff and also other reputable sources we select for relevance for the technology mission. This CTOvision Research Library is curated by our analysts into categories of AnalyticsBig DataCloud ComputingCyber SecurityGovernmentIntelligenceMobilityStrategy.

Please continue to drive our research agenda by letting us know other topics we should cover for you. A key way to do that is to use our “Ask The CTO” feature, a special contact form only for CTOvision Pro users.

 

 

 

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

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