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.

  • TechRepublic Staff // July 20, 2009, 5:31 AM PST

    10 ways to avoid expensive application downtime

    An application management strategy can help IT maintain effective performance and service levels and prevent costly failures. Here are some key features and capabilities to look for in an application management solution.


  • Greg Shultz // July 20, 2009, 7:13 AM PST

    10 cool ways to get more mileage out of Adobe Reader 8 and 9

    Adobe Reader may seem a bit dull and utilitarian, but the latest versions offer some lesser-known features that can greatly enhance your PDF-reading experience. From enabling Automatic Scrolling to using the Snapshot tool to having the document text read to you, you'll find a new favorite trick in this mix.


  • Susan Harkins // July 21, 2009, 3:53 AM PST

    10+ tips for using Word as an XML editor

    XML makes it possible for you to extract, manipulate, store, and reuse data from any number of sources - and Word 2003 and 2007 provide tools for working with XML files. Here are a few pointers that will make the process go more smoothly.


  • Deb Shinder // July 23, 2009, 2:09 AM PST

    10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010

    With the release of the Office 2010 Technical Preview, details are finally starting to roll in. Deb Shinder highlights some of the features she thinks might make the new version worth the upgrade.


  • Thom Langford // July 27, 2009, 4:19 AM PST

    10 ways to make sure your conference calls aren't a waste of time

    The downturn in travel budgets has sparked an increase in the number of conference calls among those collaborating across distributed environments. Unfortunately, a lot of those calls are poorly handled, by both leaders and participants. These pointers will help keep your calls on track.


  • Deb Shinder // July 6, 2009, 7:05 AM PST

    10 ways to stay out of trouble when you post to social networking sites

    The new head of British foreign intelligence recently demonstrated that anyone can suffer potentially embarrassing or damaging revelations through social networking activity - and even the most mundane and seemingly benign tweets and status updates can have far-reaching consequences. Deb Shinder explains why you should watch your step.


  • Jack Wallen // July 8, 2009, 1:34 AM PST

    10 Linux applications that are perfect for educational environments

    Teachers and school administrators are having to get creative about finding quality educational software they can afford. Jack Wallen introduces 10 topnotch open source solutions to help manage and administer educational programs and teach children of all ages.


  • Brien Posey // July 9, 2009, 5:21 AM PST

    10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack

    Sometimes, configuring Windows to meet your needs requires a trip to the registry editor. Here's a look at some simple hacks that can save you time and prevent a variety of problems.


  • Susan Harkins // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10+ IT pros share the utilities they can't live without

    One way to make your job a little easier is to find out which tools other IT pros rely on -- and then try them out for yourself. Susan Harkins extracted a list of favorite tools from 13 IT pros, whose roles range from consultant to developer to DBA.


  • TechRepublic Staff // July 9, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10+ presentation tips to keep your audience from dozing off

    All presenters want an engaged, interested, fully attentive audience. For your message to be most effectively received, the audience must hear it. While there are many ways to gain and maintain your audience's attention during a presentation, getting them actively involved in the message is the best place to start. Here are 12 tactics to get your audiences more involved in your presentation and your message.


  • Polly Traylor // April 27, 2009, 3:32 AM PST

    CIOs: Here are 10 ways you can support your CEO

    To build a strong future with the company and gain an ally at the top, CIOs need to understand the challenges facing their CEO and find ways to offer value and support. Here are some strategies for helping your CEO -- and ultimately, yourself.


  • Jack Wallen // April 28, 2009, 5:19 AM PST

    10 reasons you'll want to install Ubuntu 9.04

    Ubuntu's most recent release offers numerous improvements over an already solid OS. In fact, Jack Wallen says it could be the best overall release of a Linux distribution he's ever seen.


  • Jerry Loza // April 28, 2009, 1:19 AM PST

    10 ways to keep your job despite the tough economy

    As the economy worsens, more companies are making deep cuts in personnel -- and many IT workers are bracing for the axe to fall. But it may not come to that, especially if you take steps now to increase your value to the organization.


  • Polly Traylor // April 7, 2009, 12:25 AM PST

    10 best practices for business process measurement

    Lean times often present opportunities for analyzing, fine-tuning, and improving business processes. In fact, the economic survival of some organizations may depend on such improvements. Here are some pointers to help you build a successful process measurement program.


  • Jack Wallen // June 8, 2009, 3:35 AM PST

    10 KDE 4 desktop widgets to make you more productive

    KDE 4 brought some big changes to the desktop, including timesaving widgets that do everything from popping you into Twitter to keeping tabs on your servers to providing on-the-fly spell-checking. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of these handy little labor-saving apps .