IBM Systems Magazine Readership Survey

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IBM Systems Magazine Readership Survey
1. How long have you been subscribing to one of IBM Systems Magazine products? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
2. Which IBM Systems Media products do you subscribe to? *This question is required.
3. Which IBM Systems Magazine e-Newsletter(s) do you receive? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
4. How effective are the following types IBM Systems Media content in assisting you in make buying decisions? (Please check one answer across for each type of information.)
4. How effective are the following types IBM Systems Media content in assisting you in make buying decisions? (Please check one answer across for each type of information.)Very usefulUsefulNot very usefulNot at all useful
Industry Trends, Updates
Education, Skills, Training
Software
ISVs/Business Partners
Support, Services
Tactical tips and how-to's
Product News and Updates
5. Please indicate your degree of interest in reading about each of the following types of information in IBM Systems Magazine. (Please check one answer across for each type of information.)
 
5. Please indicate your degree of interest in reading about each of the following types of information in IBM Systems Magazine. (Please check one answer across for each type of information.)  Strong InterestModerate InterestLittle InterestNo Interest
Articles on new IBM technologies
Case studies
Strategic content of interest to upper management (CEOs, CIOs, etc.)
One-on-one interviews with recognized figures in the technology industry
Product news from ISVs
Support and services
Industry-specific solutions
Information about training, education, and events
Technical information
Information about IBM
Storage
Technology trends
Performance specs
Integration with existing systems
6. What type of content would you like to see in our monthly EXTRA eNewsletter? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
7. How would you prefer to receive IBM Systems Magazine? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
9. Which of the following have you done, or plan to do, as a result of reading IBM Systems Magazine?
(Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
10. Which of the following actions have you taken in the past 12 months as a result of seeing an advertisement in IBM Systems
Magazine? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
11. How influential are advertisements in IBM Systems Magazine for your IT-related purchasing decisions?
(Please check only one.) *This question is required.
IBM Systems Magazine website & email newsletters

 
13. Have you ever visited ibmsystemsmag.com? *This question is required.
14. What areas of ibmsystemsmag.com do you access most often? (Please check all that apply.)
15. Are you aware that IBM Systems Magazine has Twitter accounts for IBM i, AIX and Mainframe users?
16. Is there value in receiving relevant IBM Systems information through these Twitter accounts?
17. Please indicate the degree of value you derive from technology-specific social media channels. (Please check one answer across for each.)
17. Please indicate the degree of value you derive from technology-specific social media channels. (Please check one answer across for each.)Significant ValueModerate ValueMinimal ValueNo Value
Webinars
Blogs
Facebook
Twitter
Video
Linkedin
Podcasts
Forums
EMPLOYMENT Company Profile
19. Which one of the following best describes your company’s industry? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
20. Which one of the following best describes your personal business or professional title/position? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
21. Please indicate the total number of employees at the company you work for.  (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
22. What do you estimate your company’s gross sales or revenues will be for 2017? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
23. What is your role in your company’s purchasing decisions for computer- and network-related products and services? (Please check
all that apply.) *This question is required.
24. For which types of computer- and network-related products and services are you involved in any way in the purchasing decisions?
(Please check all that apply.)
25. What is your company’s total 2017 IT budget for computer products and related services? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
26. How much of this amount will be for computer software? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
27. When do you plan to purchase a system/software and/or upgrades? (Please check only one.) *This question is required.
COMPUTER Applications
29. How many IBM Power Systems and IBM z Systems does your company own? (Please check only one in each column.)
29. How many IBM Power Systems and IBM z Systems does your company own? (Please check only one in each column.)Running IBM i on PowerRunning AIXRunning z/OS or other mainframe supported operating systemRunning Linux on z SystemsRunning Linux on POWER
None
1
2 or 3
4 or 5
6-9
10 or more
30. Which of the following other servers are currently installed at your company? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
31. Which of the following computer applications and/or services does your company (a) currently use and (b) plan to purchase within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)
31. Which of the following computer applications and/or services does your company (a) currently use and (b) plan to purchase within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)Currently UsePlan To Purchase
Accounting
A/I Cognitive
Analytics
Application development
Application modernization
Backup/Recovery
Business intelligence
Business management
Customer relationship management
Cloud
Communications/connectivity
Database
DevOps
Education/training
ERP
Financials
High availability/DR
Managed service provider
Mobile
Networking communications
Office automation
Performance management
Project management
Scientific computing
Security
Services/consulting
Software change management
Storage management
Supply chain managment
Systems management
Tools and utilities
Web Development
None of these
Other
32. Which of the following databases does your company use? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
33. Which programming languages does your company use? (Please check all that apply.) *This question is required.
34. Which of the following (a) are currently installed at your company and (b) does your company plan to install within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)
 
34. Which of the following (a) are currently installed at your company and (b) does your company plan to install within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)  Currently InstalledPlan To Install
AIX
CICS Transaction Server
HP-UX
IBM i
IMS
Linux
MVS
Solaris
UNIX System Services
VMS
Windows
z/OS
z/VM
z/VSE
Other
None
35. Which of the following technologies/solutions does your company (a) currently use and (b) plan to implement within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)
 
35. Which of the following technologies/solutions does your company (a) currently use and (b) plan to implement within the next 12 months?  (Please check all that apply in each column.)  Currently UsePlan To Implement
Cloud
IBM storage
Linux
Maximo
WebSphere
SAP
MSP services
Mobile
APIs
None of these
Other
If you do not have Mainframe skip to question 41
36. How many in-house developers support your mainframe applications? (please select up to 2)
37. How would you compare IBM z Systems to the market in each of the areas below?
37. How would you compare IBM z Systems to the market in each of the areas below?LeaderComparableLagger
Futuristic
Linux
DevOps
IOT
Cloud
Cognitive
Big Data
API
Real Time
Cost
Security
Ease of Use
38. Is your IBM z Systems mainframe hardware and software percentage of IT budget shrinking or growing?
39. How strategic are your organization’s mainframe applications?
40. How much of your annual IT budget is spent on mainframe application maintenance or development?
41. Is your IBM Power Systems hardware and software percentage of IT budget shrinking or growing?
42. What is your Linux strategy?
43. What is your Cloud strategy? *This question is required.
43. What is your Cloud strategy? *This question is required.Just experimentingLive with productionNothing yet
Public
Private
Hybrid
44. Are you planning an upgrade or consolidation of your IBM Power infrastructure?
ABOUT You
Please remember that all answers are confidential and will only be used to develop a composite profile of our subscribers.
47. What is your gender? *This question is required.
48. What is your age? *This question is required.
49. What is the highest level of education you completed? *This question is required.
51. IBM Systems Magazine will be publishing a special report that will focus on the results of the IBM Systems Media Readership Survey. The magazine would appreciate the opportunity to interview some of those individuals who participated in the survey. Would you be willing to be contacted by the magazine and interviewed for the special report? [Yes, move to question 52; No, skip to question 53]
52. Please provide your email and company name if you would like to be contacted for the special report.