The CTO's year 2007 in review for myITforum.com
WOW, what a year myITforum, Inc. had in 2007.
First we (Rod Trent, Megan Trent, and myself) want to wish you a safe and successful 2008.
Now for "The Year in Review" for 2007.
First, we had a booth at MMS 2007! WOW, that was an exciting event. The mad rush to get the party button was a site to see and one I hope gets out done each and every year. A very special thanks to Martin Dey and his group at Microsoft at for helping us with MMS 2007!! It was a VERY successful time for myITforum. We meet some new faces. Got to know the Intellinet folks (booth next to us) really well and made some great friendships along the way.
The buttons were gone in a few minutes...literally. So, if you are planning on going to MMS 2008 and want to ensure you get a button see this post by Rod so you can get your button early.
Our "Blogger of year" just for the sheer number of posts he has made throughout the year is Don Hite. He has posted 1192 blogs since he started blogging in 2006. Amazing!! Thank you Don for your wonderful work with a keyboard!! Hopefully others have found as much value out of your blog and articles as I have!
We have also gotten some new bloggers that have joined the team, including but not limited to Gwen Zierdt who has blogged about Microsoft System Center Essentials more than anyone...on the whole internet! Seriously...do a search. You won't find anyone that has blogged more than Gwen!!
We've added new features to the site - myITforum.com TV & Radio, SWAG giveaways, and Wiki just to name a few...plus we are on the eve of rolling out the new myITforum v2 interface along with some other new stuff next year.
The site has been booming with recorded breaking number of page views each day after day. Here are just some of the stats that Rod posted in the December 19th Newsletter. Our monthly bandwidth has been growing each and every month.
Total Number of myITforum.com Columnists: 215
New Articles for 2007: 1,470
Total Number of myITforum.com Bloggers: 120
New Blog Posts for 2007: 5,728
Total Number of Registered Users: 25,400
New Forum Posts for 2007: 21,816 (compare this number to the number of people who visit per day, 47,000 — we have a lot of visitors who never register for a site account)
New myITforum.com TV videos and PodCasts for 2007: 560
New Site Uploads for 2007: 102
Total Number of Newsletter Subscribers: 16,268
New Newsletters Delivered for 2007: 151
Total Number of email discussion lists: 36
New email discussion list posts for 2007: 89,122
New Wiki Pages for 2007: 210
New FAQ items for 2007: 272
New Images added to the Image Gallery for 2007: 354
New Polls posted for 2007: 37
New Industry News posted for 2007: 653
Total dollars in donations for 2007: $2,460
All these stats continue to grow day by day and hour by hour!
I know that I have missed so many things that went on this year...but the main focus should be on YOU...each and everyone of YOU that participate on myITforum.com is the reason we are so successful! Without YOU myITforum.com would just be another space on the internet.
We do depend on you, not only for content...but for donations. So, please donate!
One other group I would like to recognize is our SPONSORS of the site! These companies keep support myITforum is numerous ways that should not go unnoticed! Thank you!
Lastly, I personally want to thank the myITforum Steering committee and the myITforum Community Council!
So, what is in store of myITforum.com in 2008??
Well...keep an eye on the site and email lists!
We WILL be back at MMS 2008 with a booth...so stop by and visit.
We WILL be releasing myITforum.com v2, a completely new web interface for myITforum.com
We WILL be continuing to keep abreast with Technology and offering blogs, forums, email lists, WIKIs, and etc. so you can ensure you get the support you need.
We WILL continue to revamp the site and adding new features.
See you at MMS 2008!!