Within Internet Evolution's overall social network we've created a number of specialized clubs, or "Clans" (please don't call them sects).
These Clans are designed to provide users with interests in common with extra services, information, and special offers not available to users of the regular Internet Evolution site.
Please note that membership in any of our Clans is absolutely free (FREE!), and you can join as few or as many as you want; however, certain criteria must be met in order to join each Clan.
See below for a description of each Clan, with its membership requirements:
Membership in the Analytics Clan is open to any Internet Evolution users concerned with understanding the unprecedented volumes of data entering their enterprises. This Clan House was built for IT leaders and decision makers who seek to gain access to the most accurate insight about their users and customers for the sake of optimizing business outcomes today and for the future. We're now in an era where it's more important than ever to not just absorb information, but to make sense of it -- or risk falling behind. Membership in this elite group will afford you all sorts of benefits, including exclusive access to analytics experts and educational materials. What are you waiting for? Dive in to the Analytics Clan today!
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Membership in the Cloud Clan is open to any professional seeking to weather the storm of IT challenges for which a shift to the cloud is the answer, as well as the hurdles presented when making this move. Cloud computing is proving more and more to be the cost-effective way to host company data, serve analytics, and handle complex workloads. But it's not the answer to every IT problem, and it's critical to understand which applications and workloads belong in the cloud, the risks associated with this technology, and the differences in cloud types. Join the Cloud Clan today to get exclusive access to educational materials, crowdsource your cloud-related issues with peers, and gain a competitive advantage. Nowhere else will you have instant access to this much expert cloud coverage. (And, despite evidence to the contrary, we'll try our best in this Clan to keep the awful cloud puns to a minimum.)
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The Executive Clan is a restricted membership user group within Internet Evolution. It provides business leaders within leading businesses with detailed analyses and research into the benefits and pitfalls associated with mapping next-gen Internet technology and services to their strategic objectives, to increase revenues and improve ROI/TCO. Content is provided by C-level contributors from within industries such as banking, government, entertainment, retail, healthcare, greentech, and pharma. Membership in the Executive Clan is free, but is open only to the executive ranks of the world's leading corporations.
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The Midmarket Clan is for IT professionals and executive management from companies with revenues in the $10 million to $100 million range, and/or with 100 to 1,000 employees. Midmarket companies compete effectively against their larger, Fortune 500 counterparts and are no less dependent on Internet-based technologies and applications. The Midmarket Clan spotlights medium and smaller businesses’ operational and managerial issues where technology’s concerned, keying in on the processes, products, and policies that underpin their networks, Websites, and social media presence.
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Membership in this clan is open to anyone whose job it is to safeguard personal information, desktops, networks, and corporate resources. In other words: everyone, since security has become everyone's job in this highly connected era of Internet communication and business. That being said, even the term security professional has come to embrace everything from firewalls and filtering to patch management, breach detection, and data protection. There are the never-ending cycles of spam, viruses, and botnets. Internet Evolution's Security Clan helps you keep tabs on what researchers and white hats are thinking and doing, plus you'll receive the clan's weekly newsletter, Security Sentinel, to synthesize all the relevant security blogging from the site.
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The largest of our Clans, the IT Clan's membership comprises senior IT professionals and CIOs working within large enterprise organizations. Members enjoy the use of their own online Clan House and weekly email newsletter, The IT Gazette, both of which are crammed with in-depth, insightful, and timely intelligence about the future of the Internet and its potential to transform their jobs. IT Clan members also qualify to take part in exclusive drawings for cool gear such as iPods, Flip video camcorders, and the famous IT Clan t-shirt, and are guaranteed free admission to the IT Clan's in-person events, a.k.a. "Clan Bakes."
Click here to join the IT Clan
IQ Crew Clan
Members of the IQ Crew Clan are all veterans of the Internet revolution/evolution. They include VCs, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, service providers, and others with extensive hands-on experience of, and insight into, critical Internet issues.
IQ Crew members serve a vital function on Internet Evolution - helping moderate the message boards on our site – as well as engaging in high-IQ conversation with the industry mavens on our thinkerNet blogosphere.
The job comes with various perks, bags of kudos, and GIANT bragging rights. IQ Crew members all receive the famous Internet Evolution "Thinking Cap" and qualify for guaranteed free admission to exclusive Internet Evolution live events – where they can mix and mingle with world famous contributors to Internet Evolution's ThinkerNet blogosphere.
Click here to send us a message if you are interested in joining the IQ Crew Clan.
Membership in the Researcher Clan is open to post-grad and MBA students from around the world. Among other duties, our volunteer Researchers help moderate the message boards and assist Internet Evolution editors with online research into next-gen technology and its impact on socio-economic issues. Each year Internet Evolution selects the two top members of the Researcher Clan to receive 10-week paid internships at the New York headquarters of Internet Evolution.
Click here to send us a message if you are a post-grad or MBA student and would like to be considered for membership in the Researcher Clan.
The ThinkerNet is Internet Evolution's moderated blogosphere, where more than 120 of the Internet's leading experts and visionaries share their opinions about the Internet's future. Admission is typically by invitation only.
Click here to send us a message if you would like to be considered for admission into the ThinkerNet Clan.