I recently came across this chart of the results of a survey of IT decision makers and influencers about where they look for information when evaluating technology solutions.


I have long believed that Google is the most important tool to IT when researching products and solutions. It has been that way for me ever since I first heard of Google in 1998. “Google” has become a verb in IT, so this is not surprising. Many in the tech industry accept this as fact, and just as many are very skeptical of the importance of a search engine in the IT decision making process.

I am curious of how readers of the Citrix blog would vote in such a survey. What is your most important research tool when looking for information on new technology solutions?

UPDATE:Thanks for voting in this poll. appreciate so many of our readers taking a moment to share your thoughts with us.