Can't seem to let go of the 2004 retrospectives, so, we'll allow ourselves one last look. Just what kind of news articles did IT decision makers and influencers read lastyear? The answer was a bit surprising, even to us. The biggest category was hardware--28% of all the news read covered topics from desktops to handhelds to mainframes to storage arrays--the nuts and bolts of IT.
Security, operating systems, and networking topics clustered to form a second tier of most read topics, followed closely by web technologies. IT management and enterprise software topics brought up the rear. We'll be keeping tabs on news consumption throughout 2005 and publish any notable shifts or trends right here in Datapoint.
And the biggest news story of the year? According to our BT Trax analysis it was a January 27, 2004 news item reporting on the spread of the MyDoom virus and the experts' predictions that its impact would likely be felt for months, even years.