An update of the most read articles on this site

Back in April, I posted My “all-time” most-read 5 articles and mentioned that I would update the 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 12 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
Article Views
1 Measuring the benefits of Business Intelligence 2,054
2 Business is from Mars and IT is from Venus 1,497
3 Trends in Business Intelligence 1,324
4 Business Analytics vs Business Intelligence 1,320
5 A review of “The History of Business Intelligence” by Nic Smith 1,201
6 Mountain Biking and Systems Integration 1,129
7 “Why Business Intelligence projects fail 1,032
8 Mergers and value 929
9 Is outsourcing business intelligence a good idea? 909
10 The Top Business Issues facing CIOs / IT Directors – Results 865
11 “Gartner sees a big discrepancy between BI expectations and realities” – Intelligent Enterprise 787
12 Pigeonholing – A tragedy 775
13 “All that glisters is not gold” – some thoughts on dashboards 732
14 Two pictures paint a thousand words… 729
15 BI implementations are like icebergs 720
16 Vision vs Pragmatism 716
17 The specific benefits of business intelligence in insurance 689
18 Holistic vs Incremental approaches to BI 689
19 Perseverance 624
20 A single version of the truth? 596

 
 

Most views / day (qualification: 300 views)
Article Views / day
1 A single version of the truth? 99.3
2 “Why Business Intelligence projects fail 38.2
3 “Involving users in business intelligence strategy key for success” – Christina Torode on SearchCio-Midmarket.com 33.0
4 Data – Information – Knowledge – Wisdom 29.5
5 Literary calculus? 24.3
6 Mountain Biking and Systems Integration 22.6
7 Measuring the benefits of Business Intelligence 16.4
8 Business Analytics vs Business Intelligence 13.9
9 A review of “The History of Business Intelligence” by Nic Smith 12.9
10 Mergers and value 12.9
11 Trends in Business Intelligence 11.6
12 Two pictures paint a thousand words… 11.6
13 Business Intelligence Competency Centres 10.5
14 Using multiple business intelligence tools in an implementation – Part I 10.2
15 Maureen Clarry stresses the need for change skills in business intelligence on BeyeNetwork 9.1
16 The importance of feasibility studies in business intelligence 9.0
17 Pigeonholing – A tragedy 8.5
18 Is outsourcing business intelligence a good idea? 8.3
19 The Top Business Issues facing CIOs / IT Directors – Results 8.2
20 The Dictatorship of the Analysts 7.1

 

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