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.

  • Jack Wallen // March 25, 2009, 11:56 PM PST

    10 ways Microsoft could help Linux

    Stop the presses: Jack Wallen supports an alliance between Microsoft and Linux. Find out why he believes both camps could work together for the benefit of all concerned.


  • Polly Traylor // March 27, 2009, 6:09 AM PST

    10 reasons to invest in new smartphones

    Despite the tendency to curb spending during rough economic times, some tech purchases can actually pay off. See why smartphones may fall into this category.


  • Susan Harkins // March 30, 2009, 3:51 AM PST

    10 free security tools that actually work

    Plenty of solid products are available to help you protect your system -- and some of them don't cost a dime. Here's a list of some of the most popular and effective free tools for defending yourself against a variety of threats.


  • TechRepublic Staff // March 30, 2009, 5:34 AM PST

    Top 10 featured items in TechRepublic's Product Spotlight blog

    Our Product Spotlight blog puts a practical spin on the traditional product review, offering a concise snapshot that makes it easy for IT leaders to decide which items are worth looking into -- and which would be a waste of time. Here are some recent member favorites.


  • Jeff Cerny // March 31, 2009, 4:41 AM PST

    10 questions on IT leadership in a large multinational business: An interview with David Edelstein

    Overseeing IT operations for a global company brings some unique challenges. But the issues discussed here -- managing technology, improving the business, reducing costs, driving revenue, and remaining customer-centric -- will be familiar to all IT leaders. The CIO of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics shares some of his insights and experiences.


  • Susan Sales Harkins and D Staff // April 1, 2009, 12:41 AM PST

    10 reasons to give Vista a chance

    Some tech pundits are calling Windows 7 'Vista done right,' but that's little consolation for users who will be staying with Vista for the foreseeable future. If you're in that boat, here are some Vista features you may appreciate.


  • Justin James // April 1, 2009, 1:52 AM PST

    10 skills developers will need in the next five years

    If you're a developer looking to get ahead in your field (or in some cases, to simply stay employed), this is not a good time to be complacent. Justin James lists the skills you'll want to work on now to maximize your future job prospects.


  • Chad Perrin // August 20, 2008, 2:36 AM PST

    10 common security mistakes that should never be made

    There's no shortage of difficult security challenges -- so why take chances and overlook the easy stuff? Chad Perrin describes some of the worst (and all too common) security oversights he sees on a regular basis.


  • Erik Eckel // August 20, 2008, 5:08 AM PST

    10 things you should know about launching an IT consultancy

    There's no shortage of books on how to start your own business -- and some of them are excellent resources. But if you're preparing to launch an IT consultancy, you need more than general business strategy. You need nitty-gritty tactical details like these.


  • Susan Harkins // August 26, 2008, 7:53 AM PST

    10+ ways to help your users transition to Word 2007

    If you're one Word 2007 support call away from a nervous breakdown, these tips may help. Susan Harkins addresses the most common areas of confusion and offers practical advice for helping users conquer the steep learning curve.


  • Deb Shinder // September 3, 2008, 4:17 AM PST

    10 tips for implementing green IT

    As the push for businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices gains momentum, IT leaders are searching for ways to bring greener technologies and more environmentally responsible strategies to their organizations. See how you can boost efficiency and reduce costs by going green.


  • Toni Bowers // September 3, 2008, 7:51 AM PST

    Best of Bowers: Top 10 career management blog posts

    Few bloggers can match Toni Bowers for stirring up interesting debates, raising tough questions, bringing attention to IT employment trends, putting ridiculous ideas in their place, and giving workplace issues a sardonic kick in the pants. Here are 10 career blog posts you don't want to miss.


  • Justin James // September 4, 2008, 1:42 AM PST

    10 surprising things about Windows Server 2008

    When you take a look at Windows Server 2008, you'll discover big changes -- including some legitimate improvements. Justin James outlines a few of the unexpected aspects of the new OS, both good and bad.


  • Calvin Sun // September 4, 2008, 6:58 AM PST

    10 ways to get maximum value from a professional development class

    If your company (or you) invests in training aimed at helping you become more capable and well-rounded, it only makes sense to get everything you can out of the class. Calvin Sun offers some practical tips to help maximize the benefits.


  • Calvin Sun // September 12, 2008, 1:41 AM PST

    10 ways to establish rapport with others

    It's not always easy to connect with other people, but it's a useful skill to master -- for your personal life as well as for your professional one. Calvin Sun offers some suggestions for getting people to warm up to you and open the lines of communication.