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.

  • 10 tips for delivering bad news

    10 tips for delivering bad news

    Giving someone bad news is never easy, but there are right ways and wrong ways of going about it. Calvin Sun has some advice on the best methods for sharing unpleasant information.

    Calvin Sun · April 6, 2011, 12:10 AM PST

  • 10 challenges facing IT

    10 challenges facing IT

    From retaining top talent to building a positive public image to innovating despite budget constraints, IT has plenty of obstacles to overcome. Alan Norton provides an overview of some of the big chal...

    Alan Norton · April 19, 2011, 6:49 AM PST

  • 10 tips for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2

    10 tips for upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2

    There are a lot of ways a SQL Server upgrade can go wrong. Brien Posey offers some advice on how to minimize problems and ensure a successful upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.

    Brien Posey · March 28, 2011, 5:33 AM PST

  • 10 things you should do to securely dispose of computers

    10 things you should do to securely dispose of computers

    The need for good security practices doesn't go away just because a system has outlived its usefulness. These tips will help ensure that decommissioned equipment doesn't pose a threat.

    Chad Perrin · April 21, 2011, 2:55 AM PST

  •  The 10 best ways to visually represent IT data

    The 10 best ways to visually represent IT data

    The right chart, image, or diagram can be invaluable in clarifying and conveying IT information. The trick is finding the best tool to illustrate the specific concept or type of data you're representi...

    Rick Vanover · April 22, 2011, 6:40 AM PST

  • 10 things you should never say on the job

    10 things you should never say on the job

    Ever had one of those heart-stopping moments when you realize you've said just the wrong thing at work? Here are some guidelines to keep that from happening again.

    Steve Tobak · July 21, 2011, 6:26 AM PST

  • 10 essential e-mail security measures

    10 essential e-mail security measures

    E-mail security is about a lot more than just using a good password on your POP or IMAP server. Perhaps the most important part of e-mail security is ensuring you don't shoot yourself in the foot. The...

    Chad Perrin · June 23, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

  • 10 Firefox extensions you can't live without

    10 Firefox extensions you can't live without

    Whether you want to speed access to the Web sites you regularly visit, keep better tabs on your tabs, or protect your system from potentially dangerous active content, there's a Firefox extension read...

    Jack Wallen · June 24, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

  •  10 dying IT skills

    10 dying IT skills

    One of the challenges of working in the IT field is staying on top of emerging technologies - while letting go of those that are becoming obsolete. This Global Knowledge article lists 10 areas that ar...

    Global Knowledge · June 28, 2009, 4:12 AM PST

  •  10 ways IT wastes money on development

    10 ways IT wastes money on development

    To deliver value, IT departments must keep a tight rein on how they use their budget - and that includes development efforts. Justin James cites some of the most common areas where IT throws its devel...

    Justin James · June 29, 2009, 1:37 AM PST

  • 10 things you can do to ensure career survival in 2009

    10 things you can do to ensure career survival in 2009

    Protecting your job in this economic climate is a job in itself, but the effort can pay off. John McKee offers practical strategies for getting through tough times with your career intact.

    John McKee · January 5, 2009, 2:10 AM PST

  • 10 ways to gain and keep the loyalty of your staff

    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 suppo...

    Calvin Sun · March 2, 2009, 11:10 PM PST

  • The 10+ most dangerous words in business

    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 decei...

    Jo Owen · March 5, 2009, 12:34 AM PST

  • 10 things you should do to secure Apache

    10 things you should do to secure Apache

    If you think Apache and Linux will deflect all threats without extra security precautions, think again. As Jack Wallen explains, you need to take a number of steps to make sure Apache is a secure Web ...

    Jack Wallen · January 14, 2009, 1:43 AM PST

  • 10 ways SMBs can cut costs (relatively painlessly) in a slow economy

    10 ways SMBs can cut costs (relatively painlessly) in a slow economy

    Even if your small business is holding its own, there are steps you should take to keep costs under control. Deb Shinder outlines 10 practical ways to reduce your company's expenses.

    Deb Shinder · July 30, 2008, 11:18 PM PST