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Based on your online reading habits, visitors to our Web site in August showed a wide-range of interests, reading articles on hot IT management jobs, must-read books, presidential candidates exploiting the Internet and your favorite Web 2.0 apps, among others. Here are your top 10 requested stories in August:
1. The 8 Hottest IT Management Jobs Today and Into 2008
The demand for experienced, savvy workers to fill these positions remains as strong as ever-and the pay isn't bad, either.
2. 30 Books Every IT Leader Must Read
Society for Information Management's 2008 list of leadership books covers a wide-range of subjects, except IT itself.
3. The Web 2.008 Campaign
This sidebar to Election 2008: The Internet Campaign [see No. 9] gained a lot of notoriety when blogger Matt Drudge cited a quote--out of context--from presidential contender John Edwards' wife Elizabeth: "We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman." Read on to get the full gist of the Edwards quote.
Bonus Blog: Learn about the hullabaloo created by the quote.
4. Five CIOs on Surviving at the Top
Leading CIOs tackle how to reward success, deal with corporate boards and know when to say "no."
5. A Second Life: 10 Web 2.0 Apps CIOs Personally Use
About half the CIOs we surveyed say they watch video online and use other Web 2.0 goodies, including social networking sites. Read the list.
6. Twitter: The Next Small Thing for Business?
Though not designed for business, the Twitter micromessaging system could work well for distributed teams and in-conference environments.
7. Seven Ways to Protect Legacy Systems When Boomers Retire
The looming retirements of experienced and knowledgeable IT pros mean CIOs must act now to protect their legacy systems.
8. The 30 Most Important IT Trends for 2007
Thousands of IT executives contributed to a year's worth of data that reveals the direction of the industry.
9. Election 2008: The Internet Campaign
The 2008 election is the first real Internet campaign, but online strategy and technology remain works in progress.
10. Zen IT for Demanding Employees
IT can either fight the consumerization of technology or it can improve customer satisfaction, a leading IT advisory firm suggests.