Top 10 white paper downloads in 2005

Summary:First, Happy New Year from the ZDNet Research team! Using our BT trax tool we took a look at all the activity in our directory of over 57,000 white papers, case studies, Webcasts and other downloadable resources over the past year.

First, Happy New Year from the ZDNet Research team!

Using our BT trax tool we took a look at all the activity in our directory of over 57,000 white papers, case studies, Webcasts and other downloadable resources over the past year.  The top tech categories as measured by number of total downloaded titles are networking & telecom, software, and hardware with little differences between them: each category had slightly less than 1/5 of the total activity. Security came in at fourth place with 14% of downloads in 2005.

While top news lists can give you a sense of which announcements and events are deemed industry landmarks, the next stage of decision making—where IT professionals evaluate and consider vendor solutions and new technologies—reveals what decision makers and buyers find important when they roll up their sleeves and get to business.  To that end, below is a list of the top 10 most downloaded resources over the last 12 months. Note that sponsorship and premium placement which we, for the time being, cannot filter plays an influential role in the outcome of the rankings.

Top 10 downoaded resources in 2005

1Global Knowledge NetworkWindows 2003/2000/XP Security Architecture Overview
2ShoreTelIP Telephony Pocket Guide
3Cisco SystemsCisco IOS Tips and Tricks
4RL Information ConsultingProject Management Best Practices
5Hewlett-PackardPlan a Windows Server 2003 Migration
6AvayaWhat you need to know before deploying VoIP
7Hewlett-PackardCreating Better Backups through Replication
8Cisco SystemsDisaster Recovery: Best Practices White Paper
9Computer AssociatesHow to Eliminate Spyware to Protect Your Business
10DiskeeperAntivirus Software and Disk Defragmentation

Topics: Cisco

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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail tec... Full Bio

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