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 // February 5, 2009, 11:35 PM PST

    10 obscure Linux applications you need to try

    With thousands of Linux tools out there, it stands to reason that some of the very best ones might get lost in the crowd. Jack Wallen introduces some excellent apps that more admins should know about.


  • Erik Eckel // January 16, 2009, 3:58 AM PST

    10 reasons to purchase new hardware during a recession

    It may seem like the last thing you want to do in the midst of tough economic times is invest in new hardware. But IT consultant Erik Eckel suggests that trying to coast on failing or outdated equipment will cost you more in the long run.


  • Susan Harkins // January 20, 2009, 5:07 AM PST

    10+ air travel tips for IT pros

    Flying has become trickier than it once was -- especially if you're packing a laptop and other electronic gadgetry. Here's some basic advice, along with a few pointers for traveling techs, to help make the trip go as smoothly as possible.


  • Jeff Cerny // January 21, 2009, 1:06 AM PST

    10 questions to simplify the new rules of IT compliance: An interview with Joe Degidio

    New security risks, along with increased demands for accountability, are changing the compliance picture. IT risk management and compliance expert Joe Degidio recently discussed the compliance landscape and the issues that organizations must understand and address.


  • Kris Littlejohn // January 30, 2009, 5:07 AM PST

    Top 10 changes to security in Windows 7

    The Windows 7 buzz encompasses a host of interface enhancements, but there are plenty of new and improved security features as well. Here's a rundown of 10 key changes you should know about.


  • Jack Wallen // January 14, 2009, 1:43 AM PST

    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 server.


  • David Davis // January 15, 2009, 5:06 AM PST

    10 dumb things you can do to your Cisco router

    One of the best ways to sidestep admin problems is to learn from the mistakes of others. David Davis put together this list of missteps and oversights to help minimize Cisco router pitfalls.


  • Jack Wallen // January 27, 2009, 1:42 AM PST

    10 ways to help users transition to Linux

    There's no reason why switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed if you approach things the right way.


  • Calvin Sun // January 23, 2009, 1:15 AM PST

    10+ ways to overcome bureaucratic obstacles

    Being thwarted by a bureaucratic roadblock can be a huge aggravation. Your task may be simple, but some red tape, regulation, or gatekeeper stands squarely in your path. Calvin Sun offers some advice to help you remove the barriers and get back on track.


  • Jack Wallen // May 14, 2008, 4:27 AM PST

    Cut down on Linux command-line typing with these 10 handy bash aliases

    The Linux desktop may have come a long way, but there are still times when you'll need to use the command line. Luckily, you don't have to type the same commands over and over. Jack Wallen shares some of the aliases he's used over the years to reduce the need for repetitive command-line typing.


  • TechRepublic Staff // May 8, 2008, 7:08 AM PST

    10 things you should look for in an in-house eDiscovery solution

    Outsourcing eDiscovery to litigation services firms makes sense if you don't have much data or rarely face litigation, but it may not make good financial sense for larger organizations. If you're thinking about bringing eDiscovery in-house, these tips will help you make the right decisions.


  • Bill Stronge // May 7, 2008, 10:41 PM PST

    10 early signs that someone will make a great leader

    It's important to identify individuals who have leadership potential so that you can help them step into that role when they're ready. Here are some behaviors and qualities that may indicate you have some promising future leaders on your team.


  • Deb Shinder // May 5, 2008, 11:28 PM PST

    10 ways to make your VoIP rollout easier

    VoIP can potentially save your company money and provide your users with convenience features. But making the switch can be a little scary. Deb Shinder offers some recommendations that can help smooth the transition.


  • Justin James // May 1, 2008, 4:26 AM PST

    10 reasons your star programmer may be looking to leave

    Finding and hiring topnotch programmer talent can be time-consuming -- from reading resumes to interviewing candidates to making sure the ones you like don't decide to accept someone else's offer. Yet all too often, these hard-to-find (and hard-to-hire) employees are neglected once they come on board. Justin James looks at some reasons why your top programmers might be thinking about leaving -- and how you can persuade them to stay.


  • Jack Wallen // April 24, 2008, 4:36 AM PST

    10 ways to sell corporate on Linux

    If you've decided that migrating to Linux is the best move for your organization -- but senior management isn't convinced -- check out these 10 persuasive points to help make your case.