10 Things

Get the key facts on a wide range of technologies, techniques, strategies, and skills with the help of these concise, need-to-know lists.

  • Deb Shinder // October 1, 2008, 2:31 AM PST

    10 things to love (and hate) about Google Chrome

    With so many browsers to choose from these days, how do you decide which one is the best fit for your needs? Deb Shinder takes a look at how Chrome stacks up against its most high profile competitors.


  • Jack Wallen // October 1, 2008, 5:42 AM PST

    10 must-have Linux office applications

    Does Linux have what it takes to meet the needs of the corporate desktop? Jack Wallen thinks so. Here's his list of office apps that can handle everything from word processing to project management to data backups.


  • Jack Wallen // October 7, 2008, 5:00 PM PST

    10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

    If you're thinking about making the switch to Linux, Jack Wallen is all for it -- but only if you approach the migration with your eyes open. He recommends that you evaluate a number of key issues before taking this big step.


  • Calvin Sun // October 14, 2008, 4:56 AM PST

    10 mistakes to avoid when seeking a new job

    Sometimes, all it takes is a small mistake or oversight to turn off a potential employer. Calvin Sun offers this list of job-search gaffes that could torpedo your chances of getting hired.


  • Jeff Cerny // October 14, 2008, 7:11 AM PST

    10 questions about the direction of CRM: An interview with Jon Cline

    Find out where CRM expert Jon Cline thinks customer relationship management is headed, the benefits it offers, and what business leaders should expect from a CRM solution.


  • Susan Harkins // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 ways to convince your boss to let you work from home

    There may be dozens of reasons why telecommuting makes sense for you. But to make your case with management, you need a list of reasons that make sense for the business. Here are some well-supported arguments that demonstrate the benefits your company will gain when you work at home.


  • Erik Eckel // October 16, 2008, 3:59 AM PST

    10 things to look for in an all-in-one printer

    A multifunction printer may offer the convenient, consolidated functionality your organization needs, but there are a lot of choices out there. Before making a selection, be sure to consider these key factors.


  • Jack Wallen // October 20, 2008, 7:39 AM PST

    10 reasons for switching to a different Linux distribution

    Sooner or later, you're going to get the urge to switch distributions -- maybe for a change of pace or maybe out of more practical considerations. Here's a look at some of the most common reasons users feel compelled to make that jump.


  • Calvin Sun // October 20, 2008, 9:09 AM PST

    10 tips for defending your organization against pretexting attacks

    All the security measures in the world aren't going to help you if your employees fall prey to a pretexter. Calvin Sun offers some insights to help you educate staff, implement effective policies, and stay a step ahead of would-be intruders.


  • Deb Shinder // October 21, 2008, 9:35 AM PST

    10 things you should know about Hyper-V

    Hyper-V is getting good reviews, even from some Microsoft critics, and the release of the standalone version has made it even more attractive. Deb Shinder looks at the most important aspects of the Hyper-V platform.


  • Chad Perrin // October 23, 2008, 11:29 PM PST

    10+ reasons to treat network security like home security

    Strategies for securing your network map pretty closely to those for securing your home. Chad Perrin looks at the parallels and offers a takeaway for each point of comparison.


  • Calvin Sun // October 27, 2008, 5:00 PM PST

    10 tips on conducting effective interviews

    Consideration, planning, and communication savvy all play into the successful interview. Regardless of the issue at hand, you'll get better results if you follow a few best practices.


  • Erik Eckel // October 29, 2008, 2:26 AM PST

    The 10 best IT certification Web sites

    The world of IT certification has changed considerably over the past several years, as the demands of the IT industry and the market for tech talent have shifted. IT consultant and exam veteran Erik Eckel offers an update to his list of top 10 certification Web sites.


  • Susan Harkins // October 29, 2008, 2:45 AM PST

    10+ ways to help your users transition to Outlook 2007

    Unlike the other Office 2007 apps, the Outlook 2007 interface isn't likely to throw users into a panic. But you'll still need to help them get up to speed with new features and show them how to take advantage of various improvements.


  • Tom Mochal // October 30, 2008, 1:12 AM PST

    10 ways to get a slipping project back on track

    Plenty of things can derail a project plan: underestimated tasks, departing staff, misallocated resources. Here are some practical techniques that can correct the direction of a project that's losing ground.