Free Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Research: Top Sites

A Passion for Research’s Louis Columbus has written a very helpful post for those who need to research enterprise software and cloud computing topics, but do not have subscriptions with the top analyst firms. Lucky for us Mr. Columbus has kept a list updated for a number of years for his former, and current, students to reference when they need research on a specific cloud computing or enterprise software topic. His list includes 12 cloud computing and enterprise software vendor sites that offer free downloads of research. Here are, directly quoted, some of the vendors, and what they provide. Click here to read the entire article and see what the other vendors on the list offer.

  • Amazon Web Services – Amazon has purchased re-print rights to the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” written by Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri, Tiny Haynes published on August, 19, 2013 in addition to the latest reports from Forrester on enterprise public cloud platforms and enterprise cloud databases. Link:
  • BMC Software – Many free reports from Gartner, Forrester, The 451 Group and other research firms covering advanced performance analytics (APA), cloud computing, IT Service Management and long-term technology trends. Link:
  • Cisco Systems –  Data Center and Virtualization; includes the latest Current Analysis, Forrester, Gartner, IDC, Lippis and Yankee Group research reports covering Big Data, blade servers, cloud computing, Hadoop, unified data centers and many other topics.  Be sure to click across the Computing, Network, Orchestration/Automation,  and Network Services tabs to find additional research: Link:
  • Oracle – The most comprehensive collection of industry analyst research online for any enterprise software vendor, Oracle has hundreds of research reports available for viewing under their reprint licenses for free, and also for download.  The reports are organized into corporate, infrastructure, systems, services, solutions, industries, enterprise applications and regions. Link:
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