Natalie is a ZDNet staff writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Happy Anniversary! 2004 in review

We've talked a lot about the marriage between our IT Priorities data and our new analytical tool, BT Trax--our window into which technologies IT decision makers are implementing and the kinds of information they rely on to identify, select, and buy the best solutions. As a toast to their one year anniversary, here's a look at what they taught us in 2004.

January 7, 2005 by

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Gartner-Meta merger a sign of the times for research industry

It's not just the IT industry that is consolidating but so is the industry that provides advice and insight about it. Gartner's acquisition of Meta Group annouced last month is the latest in a series of mergers among market-research firms facing a tough market with thinning margins.

January 5, 2005 by

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Sun's server white papers most popular among techies

Our latest BT Trax analysis of how our audience uses ZDNet content has revealed some very interesting trends in demographics over time. The first analysis focused only on server white papers in our ZDNet directory, and drew only upon the data for the top four server vendors--Dell, HP, IBM and Sun.

December 21, 2004 by

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A world without desktops? No way!

We may all be going wireless and tossing out PBX but we are a long way from workdays without PCs. Many of us make our living with the very tools that are considered more of a commodity than a novelty (hey, even one of the pioneers is exiting the business).

December 16, 2004 by

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Wireless world abuzz over arrival of ZigBee standard

The ZigBee Alliance announced late on Tuesday that the first ZigBee specification had been ratified. ZigBee is meant to offer short distance low-speed transmissions at very low power consumption which could be used to give network connections to almost any electronic device.

December 15, 2004 by

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Large orgs prefer HP printers

We recently cited data from ZDNet's 2004 Printer Technology Study that cast HP as the clear favorite for color document imaging equipment . It turns out there is a bit more to the story.

December 15, 2004 by

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Cisco #1 for wireless networks in 2005

Throughout 2004, ZDNet's IT Priorities data have been telling an interesting story about the future. The IT managers and executives we survey each month have told us that networking initiatives will account for 25-30% of their planned IT projects in 2005.

December 9, 2004 by

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