IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - September 2017 - SR10
Figure 2: What type of content would you like to see in
our monthly EXTRA eNewsletter?
Figure 3: Which of the following databases does your company use?
What's Being Used
The ibmsystemsmag.com website is another valuable asset for
readers, and 70 percent of survey
respondents report they've visited
it, particularly gravitating toward
specific topic areas such as security or systems management (51
percent), magazine archives (49
percent) and blogs (46 percent).
Technical information, articles on new IBM technologies
and technology trends stood out
as the most valuable types of
information within the magazine
(see Figure 5, page SR 13). When
asked about their interest in reading specific types of information
in IBM Systems Magazine, 244
said they were strongly interested
in technical information, 223
said they had a strong interest in
articles on new IBM technologies
and 157 said they were strongly
interested in technology trends.
Readers also found value in
webinars, forums, videos and
blogs: respectively, 45 percent,
33 percent, 28 percent and 26
percent of readers found significant value in these content types.
SR 10 // SEPTEMBER 2017 ibmsystemsmag.com
Readers made their favorites
clear when asked which databases their companies use.
Eighty-four percent of respondents
said their company uses Db2*,
making that database the most
popular. Microsoft* SQL, Oracle
and Microsoft Access took second,
third and fourth places, respectively (see Figure 3, to the left).
While those databases seemed
to have large fan bases, none of the
other options rose above 11 percent, including the "other" option.
Results were much higher
when readers responded to the
question "Which programming
languages does your company
use?" (See Figure 4, page SR 12.)