An update of the most read articles on this site

July 1, 2009
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Back in April, I posted My “all-time” most-read 5 articles and mentioned that I would update this list from time to time. At the half-year point of 2009, it seemed appropriate to revisit this area.
I have done two things with the new statistics. First, given the number of articles that I have published, I […]

Back in April, I posted My “all-time” most-read 5 articles and mentioned that I would update this list from time to time. At the half-year point of 2009, it seemed appropriate to revisit this area.

I have done two things with the new statistics. First, given the number of articles that I have published, I have expanded the list to 20 articles. Second, to give a different perspective, I have added a run-down of those articles that have received the most views per day.

Of course the first list is more likely to contain older articles (which have had more time to accumulate views), whereas the second list is more likely to include new articles (given that most articles have peak viewing figures soon after they are posted). Despite the vagaries of both approaches, it is probably safe to say that if an article appears on both lists it has been pretty popular. I have highlighted such posts in yellow below.

In future, I may consider calculating how well an article has performed against the typical ageing profile. This would address the shortcomings of both of the current tables and therby offer a more definitive benchmark. However this will be dependent on WordPress.com making it a bit easier to download information about page views.

As before I have focussed just on articles, so views of pages about my career or other background information have been omitted from the following.
 

Most viewed pages (qualification: 300 views)
ArticleViews
1Measuring the benefits of Business Intelligence2,054
2Business is from Mars and IT is from Venus1,497
3Trends in Business Intelligence1,324
4Business Analytics vs Business Intelligence1,320
5A review of “The History of Business Intelligence” by Nic Smith1,201
6Mountain Biking and Systems Integration1,129
7“Why Business Intelligence projects fail1,032
8Mergers and value929
9Is outsourcing business intelligence a good idea?909
10The Top Business Issues facing CIOs / IT Directors – Results865
11“Gartner sees a big discrepancy between BI expectations and realities” – Intelligent Enterprise787
12Pigeonholing – A tragedy775
13“All that glisters is not gold” – some thoughts on dashboards732
14Two pictures paint a thousand words…729
15BI implementations are like icebergs720
16Vision vs Pragmatism716
17The specific benefits of business intelligence in insurance689
18Holistic vs Incremental approaches to BI689
19Perseverance624
20A single version of the truth?596

 
 

Most views / day (qualification: 300 views)
ArticleViews / day
1A single version of the truth?99.3
2“Why Business Intelligence projects fail38.2
3“Involving users in business intelligence strategy key for success” – Christina Torode on SearchCio-Midmarket.com33.0
4Data – Information – Knowledge – Wisdom29.5
5Literary calculus?24.3
6Mountain Biking and Systems Integration22.6
7Measuring the benefits of Business Intelligence16.4
8Business Analytics vs Business Intelligence13.9
9A review of “The History of Business Intelligence” by Nic Smith12.9
10Mergers and value12.9
11Trends in Business Intelligence11.6
12Two pictures paint a thousand words…11.6
13Business Intelligence Competency Centres10.5
14Using multiple business intelligence tools in an implementation – Part I10.2
15Maureen Clarry stresses the need for change skills in business intelligence on BeyeNetwork9.1
16The importance of feasibility studies in business intelligence9.0
17Pigeonholing – A tragedy8.5
18Is outsourcing business intelligence a good idea?8.3
19The Top Business Issues facing CIOs / IT Directors – Results8.2
20The Dictatorship of the Analysts7.1

 

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