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.

  • Erik Eckel // February 17, 2009, 3:10 AM PST

    10 tech mistakes small businesses make (and how IT consultants can help clients avoid them)

    Small businesses must concentrate their time and energy on knowing their own industry -- and that often means that effective technology practices get overlooked. Erik Eckel explains the most common tech missteps he's encountered, along with preventive measures to protect businesses and prevent serious problems.

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  • Deb Shinder // February 18, 2009, 4:08 AM PST

    10 reasons Vista haters will love Windows 7

    Disgruntled Vista users, take heart: According to Deb Shinder, Windows 7 addresses many Vista annoyances and offers myriad improvements of its own.

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  • Jack Wallen // February 18, 2009, 6:07 AM PST

    10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box

    Mastering iptables could take a while, but if you have a few rules to cover the basic security needs, you'll be well on your way to protecting your Linux system. Jack Wallen explains some key rules to get you started.

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  • Chad Perrin // February 19, 2009, 12:37 AM PST

    10 ways to protect your company from employee transition risks

    Employment transition is an often overlooked danger to company security. Make sure you have policies and procedures in place that will protect your business from security compromises when someone leaves your company.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Kris Littlejohn // March 2, 2009, 9:38 PM PST

    10 reasons why Linux isn't triumphing over Windows

    In a recent article, Jack Wallen built a case for the ascendancy of Linux over Windows. Now Kris Littlejohn steps up to argue the converse: From cost to software availability to ease of use, he suggests that Vista notwithstanding, Windows is the superior OS.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jack Wallen // March 9, 2009, 1:58 AM PST

    10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE

    A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today's GNOME has pulled ahead of today's KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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