FOR THE LATEST NEWS, TECHNOLOGY EXECS TURN TO THE TRADES

Survey Says Industry Publications Are Leading Source of Tech News; Internet Ranks Close Second

Aug 30, 2000
12:34pm

MENLO PARK, CA -- How do technology executives -- the individuals responsible for building the Internet economy -- keep up-to-date on the latest trends? In a recent poll, 39 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said trade magazines are their preferred source for technology news. One-third (33 percent) of respondents ranked the Internet as their favorite destination for industry updates.

The survey was developed by RHI Consulting, a leading specialized consulting firm that provides information technology professionals on a project and full-time basis. It was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 1,400 CIOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with more than 100 employees.

CIOs were asked, "Which of the following is your main source for the latest technology news?" Their responses:

Industry magazines 39%
Internet 33%
Communication with colleagues 17%
Newspapers 5%
TV 3%
Radio 1%
Other 1%
Don't know/no answer      1%
100%

CIOs who prefer the Internet to other media outlets selected Microsoft.com (18 percent) as the web page they frequent most for news. Additional sites listed by executives included Yahoo.com, ZDNet.com, MSN.com, CNET.com and Computerworld.com.

RHI Consulting provides firms with skilled IT professionals for projects ranging from e-commerce initiatives and multiplatform systems integration to help desk and network support. The company has locations throughout North America, Europe and Australia, and offers online job search services at www.rhic.com.


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