Introducing the TechValidate Research Network

Steve Norall - June 15, 2009

We are excited to announce the release of the TechValidate Research Network from private beta.

The TechValidate Research Network arms IT and business professionals with real-world  information on what their peers think about a particular technology that they use.

Unlike traditional proprietary analyst research that cost tens of thousands of dollar and deals almost exclusively with industry wide trends, the TechValidate research is 100% free and based on verified IT and business users who share insights about the products and services that they use on a daily basis.

Here are a couple highlights to pique your interest:

  • 17 Research Categories covering products and services across software, applications, servers, storage, and networking
  • Over 19,000 IT pro and business members registered to date.  See below for more detailed breakdown by industry, title, and size of organization
  • Over 16,000 facts, statistics, and case study shared to date about how they deploy specific products and services
  • Data is updated in realtime, avoiding stale snapshots that are typical of traditional market research

TechValidate membership is evenly divides across all major industries with significant contributions coming from technology, professional services, government, and financial services industries.


Large enterprises (defined as greater than 5,000 employees), Fortune 500, and Global 500 business are well represented in the data.  Here’s the breakdown of our existing membership by organization size:


And lastly, here what our current membership looks like by job function and role.  The largest contingent of contributors are IT managers and directors:


The TechValidate Research Network has initiated research coverage in 17 areas, but we will be bringing new coverage areas online as we build out our research data.  This is a rundown of all the categories that TechValidate is currently tracking and publishing research on:

  • Application Acceleration
  • Archiving
  • Data Backup
  • Data Replication
  • Deduplication
  • eDiscovery
  • Fibre Channel SAN
  • File Virtualization
  • IP SAN
  • Network Attached Storage
  • Server Virtualization
  • Storage Consolidation
  • Storage Management
  • Storage Virtualiztion
  • System Management
  • Tiered Storage
  • WAN Optimization

As always, we want to here from you and get your feedback as to how we continue to improve the experience for making better IT purchasing decisions.

Steve Norall

Steve Norall is CEO and Co-Founder of TechValidate. He brings a wealth of experience in both enterprise marketing and software engineering to TechValidate.

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