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 // 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.


  • Erik Eckel // December 15, 2008, 2:47 AM PST

    10 things you should know about Microsoft's revised certification program

    Microsoft has made some fairly big changes to its certification program. If you're in the midst of pursuing accreditation -- or you're thinking of heading down one of the new paths -- check out this rundown of new features.


  • Jack Wallen // April 2, 2010, 1:42 AM PST

    10 things to consider when choosing a help desk system

    The right help desk system can make all the difference in the success of your firm or IT group. Before you commit to a solution, be sure you've considered all the angles.


  • Katherine Murray // July 27, 2010, 11:13 PM PST

    10 things you can do with Office 2010 Web Apps

    According to early accounts, Microsoft's new Office 2010 Web Apps are definitely worth checking out. Here's a quick rundown of how you can put these free browser-based tools to work.


  • Calvin Sun // November 26, 2008, 12:50 AM PST

    10+ ways to work more effectively from home

    There are plenty of advantages to working from home, but there are certain pitfalls as well. Calvin Sun has worked from home for many years, and he offers some pointers for making things go smoothly.


  • Jack Wallen // May 7, 2009, 6:58 AM PST

    10 handy Firefox about:config hacks

    If you really want to fine-tune your Firefox functionality, you have to roll up your sleeves and tinker with the about:config page. Jack Wallen shares some simple hacks to make Firefox work the way you want.


  • Jack Wallen // February 18, 2009, 6:07 AM PST

    10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box

    Mastering iptables could take a while, but if you have a few rules to cover the basic security needs, you'll be well on your way to protecting your Linux system. Jack Wallen explains some key rules to get you started.


  • Bill Stronge // April 30, 2008, 3:54 AM PST

    10 ways to deal with an unhappy employee

    Most of your team members probably like to do a good job at work, and having a sense of accomplishment is one of the keys to being happy. But as a leader, you will sometimes have to deal with unhappy employees, and it's up to you to find ways to uncover the problem and motivate them to turn things around. Here are a few things you can do to help an unhappy employee become a happy one.


  • Deb Shinder // November 11, 2010, 2:54 AM PST

    10+ ways to improve your mobile computing experience

    From smartphones to iPads to netbooks and high-powered laptops, our mobile options have gone through the roof. But not everyone is using the devices to their full advantage. Deb Shinder offers practical advice for getting more from mobile computing.


  • TechRepublic Staff // January 22, 2008, 4:18 AM PST

    10 things IT pros should do when a relationship ends

    When a love affair ends, a few tried-and-true remedies come to mind, but nothing really helps except time. While you're waiting for time to work its healing magic, however, there are a few practical things you really do need to do -- particularly if you are an IT professional.


  • Deb Shinder // January 3, 2011, 11:43 PM PST

    10 ways to become an IT superstar

    Becoming a sought-after industry expert requires dedication, planning, and hard work. Here are some things you can do to make it happen.


  • Erik Eckel // December 21, 2008, 2:56 AM PST

    10 reasons IT certification will be important in 2009

    In the midst of staggering business and economic turmoil, you need all the tools at your disposal to help shore up your career prospects. See why Erik Eckel believes IT certification will become increasingly important for IT pros and the organizations that rely on them.


  • Gil Kirkpatrick // February 4, 2011, 4:10 AM PST

    10 tech trends to watch in 2011

    Based on the results of surveys conducted at The Experts Conference last year, analysts at Quest Software have put together this set of predictions for the upcoming year.


  • Keith Faigin // February 28, 2012, 1:13 AM PST

    10 questions non-techie managers should ask about IT projects

    Business managers may lack the tech knowledge to make sure a project is on the right track. Here's what they should be asking IT to improve the odds of project success.


  • Justin James // October 23, 2012, 5:00 PM PST

    10 reasons Windows 8 will be painful for developers

    If you plan to develop Windows 8 native apps, be prepared for some hurdles. Justin James looks at some of the biggest problems you're likely to face.