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 // September 12, 2008, 4:38 AM PST

    10 things to love (and hate) about IE 8

    Does IE 8 offer some legitimate enhancements -- or is it just more of the same? Deb Shinder runs through several of the new IE 8 features, many of which she says are big improvements.


  • Jack Wallen // September 12, 2008, 5:24 AM PST

    10 reasons why you should use the Opera browser

    Despite its low profile, Opera offers a host of features that set it apart from the browser pack. According to Jack Wallen, Opera is fast and stable -- and it contains many features other browsers can't touch.


  • Jerry Loza // September 18, 2008, 3:19 AM PST

    10 ways to learn new skills on the cheap

    Limited time, family demands, and travel make it tough to squeeze in the training you need, but cost doesn't have to be an obstacle. In fact, some of the least expensive training alternatives can help you work around those time and travel constraints. Check out these creative, affordable training options.


  • Susan Harkins // September 18, 2008, 6:16 AM PST

    10+ tips for combating Computer Vision Syndrome

    Recent studies indicate that those who spend even a few hours a day working on a computer could suffer significant vision problems. Susan Harkins offers an overview of symptoms and causes and then shares some practical suggestions for reducing eyestrain.


  • Susan Harkins // September 29, 2008, 1:19 AM PST

    10 ways to get more mileage from your Office hyperlinks

    Hyperlinks are now a standard fixture in Office documents, but many users don't know much beyond how to click on them. Susan Harkins has rounded up an assortment of tweaks for fine-tuning the behavior of hyperlinks and using them for specialized tasks.


  • Jody Gilbert // September 30, 2008, 4:54 AM PST

    10 simple things you can do to improve your writing

    If you're like much of today's workforce, you need to have halfway decent writing skills to succeed at your job. But if you don't have time to work on those skills, mastering a few basic rules can still make a big difference.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.