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 // October 1, 2008, 5:42 AM PST

    10 must-have Linux office applications

    Does Linux have what it takes to meet the needs of the corporate desktop? Jack Wallen thinks so. Here's his list of office apps that can handle everything from word processing to project management to data backups.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.