- SAP tightly controls many more IT media information sources than is generally understood.
- We cover which are controlled by SAP.
The IT media space is dominated by entities that do not declare their funding. They do not have any disclosure statements because they simply never bring up the topic. Readers often think they are reading real articles, when in fact they are reading paid placements or advertising motivated articles, or articles designed to help promote lead generation. TechTarget and ComputerWeekly and G2Crowd all work for vendors to collect customer information.
Listing Some of the Popular IT Media Entities and Their Relationship to SAP
Serving Readers or 100% Industry Funding Entities?
As can be seen, none of these popular IT media entities provide unbiased information on SAP.
The intent of the websites is to hide the relationship to the actual funders. Readers think they are reading an article by the media entity that seems authoritative, but they are normally blind to the relationships behind the scenes.
To see how these businesses work, just review our article on IDG titled The Problem With IDG’s Media Conflict of Interests.
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