Happy New Year – I hope you had a good break, if you had one. While in body I am now back at work my brain is still coming to terms with the notion, so you’ll excuse me a rather simple post as my first blog of 2007.
All I’ve done is use our web analytics software to see which news and feature articles from our site, www.cbronline.com, drew the most traffic during the course of 2006. I’ve excluded our blogs — I may come back and drill down into the traffic for each of the blogs another day as they are different beasts to our features and news articles.
The results are actually quite a good reflection of the big trends that gripped the IT industry during the course of last year: SOA, open source, mashups, VoIP, web 2.0, IBM vs. SCO and so on. Anyway here they are — notice that some of them were actually written in late 2005 but were still getting loads of traffic as 2006 drew to a close.
I’m pleased that on the whole the articles do exactly what I want Computer Business Review to do: the features cut through the hype and explain what’s really going on, while our news offers exclusive angles and digs behind the headlines. I’m biased, of course — see what you think: