Happy New Year! 2014 Blog Retrospective

Posted by Courtney Steinkrauss on Dec 31, 2014 2:37:00 PM

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As we all hurriedly work to tie up loose ends as the year draws to a close, it’s important to take a step back and look at some of what we’ve accomplished in 2014. What worked and what didn’t?

It turns out, one thing that worked especially well for us this year was blogging. If we needed another reason to pop the bubbly this New Year’s Eve, here it is:

In the last year, the number of views our blog received increased more than 7 times over!

So, what contributes to this kind of growth? Well, it starts with the commitment and insight of our team of bloggers, who have delivered a steady stream of posts that have resonated with our audience.

Let’s take a look at our most popular blog posts from 2014, listed below in order of page views:

1. Shadow IT is really a call for helpshadow_IT_screenshot_2-1

In this post we look at why many IT pros see shadow IT as an act of defiance by employees (sound familiar, parents of teenagers?) and examine the benefits of instead, seeing it as a call for help. 

2. Cryptowall: New ransomware picking up where CryptoLocker left off 

This post alerted IT pros to “Cryptowall,” which leverages social engineering and security exploits to encrypt victims’ files and demand a ransom.

3. As Chromebook sales soar, the debate roars about who it hurts 

chromebook_screenshot_-_2-1NPD reported that Chromebook sales soared in 2013, but who did it hurt more, Microsoft or Apple, and does it really matter? Clearly for many people, the Chromebook is the ultimate cloud device, offering a low price to satisy their basic computing needs. We examined what effect this “tablet revolution” had on MacBook sales.

4. Why do some in IT resist change?

In a profession that's pretty much guaranteed to change, why do we see such resistance to new changes from traditional IT pros? We looked into why resisting change actually puts your business at a greater risk and why you’ll be better off embracing the changes.

5. Red Hat Declares Client-Server Computing Era Over

We took a look at Red Hat's declaration that it was all-in on the cloud, marking a clear ending for the client-server era. In a company blog post, CEO Jim Whitehurst even goes as far to say, “It’s a once-every-twenty-years kind of change.”

A few honorable mentions, including posts from our Partner Success blog:

Android’s next target could be the desktop

Cloud 5: Five cloud myths, Dropbox outage and PaaS winners and losers

KEYHolder malware- The latest ransomware craze

Stop selling Managed Services

System pre-check: 4 Steps to ensure a successful Intronis install

A special thanks to all of our blog contributers this year. We couldn't have done it without you! And to our readers, we look forward to continuing to provide you must-read material in 2015.

robot_cyber_mondayAnd don’t forget that today is the last day of our December Holiday giveaway! Simply visit intronis.com/everyday to enter for your chance to win today’s prize, the MiP Remote Control Robot!

Happy New Year from all of us at Intronis!


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