Best alternatives to LinkedIn

Which professional network should you join? Find out here

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Professional networks are designed to provide an outlet for business professionals to establish and maintain relationships, share resources and even find their next job. 

There are communities specifically meeting the needs of IT professionals, from solo techies to high-flying CIOs. And what is for certain is that being part of an online community can bring an array of benefits, from free online resources to friendly forums sharing interesting industry-related news.

So, while some sites are aimed at small to medium-sized businesses and others at larger enterprise clients, there's likely to be one for you.

If you're tired of LinkedIn, try one of these eight professional networks for IT pros.

Our top picks are:

  1. Spiceworks
  2. Data.com
  3. beBee

This list will be updated regularly so if we've missed a professional network you like, let us know.

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