10 Essential Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow

6 min read

Business
None

As a CTO, you need to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the tech world. Following new trends and developments is a must if you don’t want to fall behind the competition.

But how do you sift through the noise? How do you choose your sources of information? After all, you can’t follow every valuable resource out there.

With so much content vying for your attention, it can get pretty hard to decide what’s worthy of your precious time. Not to mention keeping up with your other responsibilities, like, say, helping your CEO run a business.

That is why, having your best interests at heart, we’ve compiled a short and sweet list of the best tech blogs to follow as a CTO to make sure nothing relevant escapes your notice.

Table of contents

Top 10 tech blogs every CTO should follow

1. CTO Vision

2. The CTO Advisor

3. High Scalability

4. CIO Journal

5. IT Professional

6. Harvard Business Review

7. Searchmetrics

8. Crunchbase News

9. CIO

10. The Hustle

Bonus: Twitter feeds

Final thoughts

Top 10 tech blogs every CTO should follow

1. CTO Vision

You know The Lord of the Rings, right? “The one ring to rule them all”? Well, if there’s one resource for CTOs to rule them all, it’s CTO Vision.

CTO Vision offers you a broad selection of articles on a wide variety of topics, including cloud computing, AI, and cryptocurrencies.

Don’t just take our word for it, though: How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

2. The CTO Advisor

Keith Townsend is an experienced CTO advisor. He has been working in the tech industry for the past 20 years. This is his blog.

Townsend uses The CTO Advisor to share his precious insights through writing and podcasting. You can find both on the site, and both come highly recommended.

Here’s a sample article for you: Why I Chose to Go Work for VMware

3. High Scalability

This one takes the cake as far as “content over form” is concerned. And “looks can be deceiving.” And “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Just click on the link and you’ll know what we mean.

However, if it’s reliable, educational, trustworthy information on supporting user growth you’re after, High Scalability is second to none.

To put our money where our mouth is: Netflix: What Happens When You Press Play?

4. CIO Journal

Backed up by the full might and prestige of The Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal should for all intents and purposes be your go-to choice, for a variety of reasons.

We especially recommend it if you like your articles to be neatly separated into categories. Some of these include “Security,” “Analytics,” and “CEO Reads.”

For instance: The Internet Identity Challenge: Nobody Knows You’re a Dog

5. IT Professional

This is a digital version of the printed magazine, which is a renowned authority on all things tech.

IT Professional publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for IT executives, project managers, researchers, and application developers.

See for yourself: An Antidote to “Too Long; Didn’t Read”: Automatic Pictures Beside Those Long Blocks of Text Will Cure TL;DR

6. Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review offers a variety of both digital and analog content, including books and magazines.

Some cool additional features are also available, such as highlights picked by the editor. “Management Tip of the Day” and “Best of the Issue” are but a couple of examples.

Check out their most popular article: If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

7. Searchmetrics

Searchmetrics is a respected blog about online marketing and SEO.

They provide a unique window into the world of search and how you can move up in it.

An example: Google Speed Update: Load Time is a Mobile Ranking Factor

8. Crunchbase News

Apart from the usual tech suspects, Crunchbase News stands out from the crowd by embracing a wider scope of subject matter.

For instance, they provide articles on topics such as diversity, where you can find texts on women in tech.

Have a taste: South Korea Aims for Startup Gold

9. CIO

Simply put, CIO is the place to be for all the business technology executives.

Whether you’re a CTO, CIO, or just interested in tech, you’ll find tons of content to your liking here.

Like this: Machine Learning and AI Are Ideally Suited for Cryptocurrency Investing

10. The Hustle

Last but not least, we have a bit of wild card for you.

If you’re looking for something more on the entertainment side, yet still highly informative, you’re going to love The Hustle.

This blog is chock-full of fascinating articles wrapped in neat, hilarious packages. We can’t recommend it enough.

Just take a look at this: How to Make Extra Cash Selling Useful Guides on Pretty Much Anything (A Guide)

Bonus: Twitter feeds

You don’t always need long articles to provide valuable insights or start stimulating discussions. Sometimes, all you need is a short snippet of information. Like a tweet.

Which is why we thought you could also benefit from us including some Twitter feeds for you to follow in this article. Here they are:

If Twitter’s your thing, head over to the site or open the app and follow these accounts.

Any one of them will bring you closer to all the recent tech updates, 280 characters at a time.

Final thoughts

There you have it: a comprehensive list of the most valuable blogs for CTOs to follow.

If you’re pressed for time—and let’s face it, of course you are—but want fresh, regular, high-grade updates on every notable piece of news from the world of technology, look no further.

We hope this helps you manage your time more efficiently, get all the info you’re after, and become a better CTO in the process.

Additionally, if you’re on the lookout for even more resources to help you grow in your role as CTO, here’s a list of over 10 must-read books for CTOs.

Did we miss a blog or two that you really like? Let us know, and we’ll surely add it to the list for everyone’s benefit.

Want to get more updates from STX Next? Go ahead and subscribe to our newsletter to get them fresh.

And if you have any other questions or comments, drop us a line below or via email. We’ll get back to you before you know it.

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Software Engineers
Author

Justyna Dados

Junior Social Media Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

More articles about Business