Fortunately for professionals, industry magazines are either cheap or free--most simply require you to fill out a short qualification form. If you, qualify, you get the printed and/or digital magazines sent at no cost. Filling out the qualification form often allows you access to registration-only portions of online publications as well as white paper and ebook downloads. There are several publishers that offer hundreds of free subscriptions--and they cover just about any segment of the IT industry. Here are a few to check out:
The internet is full of people wanting to express their opinions about pretty much any topic you can imagine, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of blogs written by and for IT industry professionals. Blogs are a good way to stay current about specific topics, companies or segments of the industry. There are so many to choose from, we've listed a few popular blogs here to get you started.
" Microsoft Community Blogs - Microsoft blogs written by their employees on various Microsoft technologies
" Google Blogs - The official Google blog
" Oracle Blogs - Oracle and
" industry-standard technologies
" Read Write Web - Web product and trend analysis
" Adobe Blogs - Adobe technologies such as Flash, Reader, Photoshop, etc.
" CIO Blogs - Over 100 of the top IT leaders in the industry host blogs here
" Technology Review - These blogs from M.I.T. cover everything from general computing to development