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.

  • Polly Traylor // February 24, 2009, 10:49 PM PST

    10 ways to manage your risk with Web applications

    Web apps continue to grow in popularity, but companies have legitimate concerns about security and reliability. Here are some ways to address potential risks and make sure you choose the right vendor.


  • Jeff Cerny // February 25, 2009, 12:50 AM PST

    10 questions on the changing role of the healthcare IT executive: An interview with Patrick Moroney

    Like CIOs in other industries, IT executives in the healthcare field are seeing their roles become increasingly strategic while retaining a focus on technology and operational excellence. Veteran healthcare CIO Patrick Moroney explains some of the changes and challenges facing IT in the healthcare industry.


  • Calvin Sun // March 2, 2009, 11:10 PM PST

    10 ways to gain and keep the loyalty of your staff

    You depend on your team to be productive and reliable so that the entire IT department can be successful. But to get everyone to do their best work, you need to build a relationship of trust and support. Here are some tips to help you build staff loyalty.


  • Jack Wallen // March 3, 2009, 10:14 PM PST

    10 ways to go green with Linux

    From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.


  • Chad Perrin // March 4, 2009, 1:45 AM PST

    10 ways to protect yourself when you leave a job

    Employers aren't the only ones who have to look after security when an employee leaves. If that departing employee is you, make sure you pay attention to threats to your personal privacy and security.


  • Jo Owen // March 5, 2009, 12:34 AM PST

    The 10+ most dangerous words in business

    Business buzzwords can be annoying -- but everyday language can be far more treacherous. BNET UK's Jo Owen lists a dozen seemingly innocuous words that are often used to distract, misdirect, and deceive the listener.


  • Joey Smith // March 10, 2009, 7:13 AM PST

    The 10 biggest mistakes IT managers make

    Certain common IT management mistakes can make you less effective, hamper your career advancement, and even jeopardize your job. Executive coach Joey Smith has spent years working with IT management and he put together this list of the mistakes he's seen most often.


  • Erik Eckel // March 11, 2009, 12:05 AM PST

    10 ways techs can make extra cash

    If you're searching for opportunities to supplement your income -- or you're in between jobs and need some work to tide you over -- the tech field offers a number of possibilities. Erik Eckel runs down some of your options.


  • Justin James // March 16, 2009, 2:34 AM PST

    10 management techniques we'd love to see

    If you've ever been the victim of a trendy, totally ineffective management style, you know how silly and arbitrary those techniques can be. Justin James has seen his share of goofy management philosophies -- so he decided to invent a few of his own.


  • Calvin Sun // March 16, 2009, 5:18 AM PST

    10+ phrases that can be irritating or offensive

    It's possible to rub someone the wrong way without even realizing it -- all because you used the wrong expression at the wrong time. Calvin Sun discusses 10 such expressions and looks at how you can sidestep problems by being careful when you use them.


  • Susan Harkins // March 16, 2009, 7:10 AM PST

    10+ Microsoft Office add-ins to simplify your work

    The right add-in can provide helpful features and make existing Office capabilities easier to use. Susan Harkins has rounded up a selection of handy add-ins for various Office applications.


  • Polly Traylor // March 17, 2009, 2:30 AM PST

    10 ways to be a good manager during a recession

    It's tough enough to be an effective manager when the economy is strong. But making the right decisions, keeping staff focused, and maintaining IT service levels may seem next to impossible when you're managing through an economic crisis. Here are some ideas for keeping yourself and your team afloat.


  • Jay Rollins // March 23, 2009, 5:22 AM PST

    Top 10 undergraduate courses for the CIO track

    If you're thinking about becoming a CIO, you can lay a good foundation by taking courses that translate into the skills and knowledge you'll be using every day. Seasoned CIO Jay Rollins offers a list of essential classes that will help you get ready for the job.


  • Becky Roberts // March 23, 2009, 6:24 AM PST

    The top 10 peeves of a support tech

    IT pro Becky Roberts discovered that in the support field, certain workplace aggravations seem to persist regardless of the industry or environment. See if your annoyances match hers.


  • Deb Shinder // March 25, 2009, 1:24 AM PST

    10 security threats to watch out for in 2009

    Along with the explosion of new technologies, user habits, and social practices comes the inevitable wave of new security threats. Deb Shinder examines emerging vulnerabilities, from social networking to cloud computing to IP convergence.