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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Jack Wallen // September 17, 2008, 3:02 AM PST

    10 things Linux does better than Windows

    If you tallied up the strengths and weaknesses of Linux and Windows, which OS would come out ahead? According to Jack Wallen, superiority in security, flexibility, interoperability, community, and command-line power (among other things) put Linux well ahead. See if you agree with his assessment.


  • Michael Kassner // September 17, 2008, 5:54 AM PST

    10+ things you should know about rootkits

    Malware-based rootkits fuel a multibillion dollar spyware industry by stealing individual or corporate financial information. If that weren't bad enough, rootkit-based botnets generate untold amounts of spam. Here's a look at what rootkits are and what to do about them.


  • 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.


  • Susan Harkins // September 18, 2008, 6:16 AM PST

    10+ tips for combating Computer Vision Syndrome

    Recent studies indicate that those who spend even a few hours a day working on a computer could suffer significant vision problems. Susan Harkins offers an overview of symptoms and causes and then shares some practical suggestions for reducing eyestrain.


  • Calvin Sun // June 28, 2009, 5:00 PM PST

    10 ways to survive office politics

    Friction, deceit, gossip, rivalry, power plays -- fine for movies and TV, but potentially disastrous in the workplace. Calvin Sun looks at strategies for steering clear of issues that can unravel company culture and hurt your career.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.