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.

  • Polly Traylor // July 30, 2009, 3:22 AM PST

    10 low-cost, high-value Web 2.0 strategies

    Innovation around Web 2.0 technologies continues to pick up steam as companies look for ways to cut spending and get more from the solutions they choose. Polly Traylor outlines some of the top cost-effective Web-oriented tools and strategies.


  • Jack Wallen // July 29, 2009, 4:27 AM PST

    10 IT flame wars that will never go away

    Anyone who has spent time in the TechRepublic forums is well acquainted with the ongoing skirmishes and philosophical conflagrations that IT pros often engage in. Jack Wallen looks at 10 of the most enduring battles being waged in the IT world.


  • Jack Wallen // July 28, 2009, 5:58 AM PST

    10 ergonomic keyboards that actually do their job

    If you do a lot of typing -- or if you have employees who do a lot of typing - ergonomic keyboards make a great deal of sense. Jack Wallen reviews 10 outstanding keyboards that will prevent the strain that standard keyboards place on the body.


  • Polly Traylor // July 27, 2009, 7:51 AM PST

    10 ways to turn your mobile phone into an efficient business tool

    Increasingly sophisticated smartphone capabilities are making it easier for road warriors to accomplish business tasks. Polly Traylor offers some tips on maximizing your mobile phone productivity.


  • 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.


  • Tom Mochal // July 23, 2009, 7:10 AM PST

    10 best practices for successful project management

    The right mix of planning, monitoring, and controlling can make the difference in completing a project on time, on budget, and with high quality results. These guidelines will help you plan the work and work the plan.


  • 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.


  • Jack Wallen // July 21, 2009, 4:41 AM PST

    10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

    A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Michael Kassner // July 17, 2009, 3:27 AM PST

    The 10 faces of computer malware

    The complexity of today's IT environment makes it easy for computer malware to exist, even flourish. Being informed about what's out there is a good first step to avoid problems.


  • Deb Shinder // July 14, 2009, 7:42 AM PST

    10 things you should cover in your social networking policy

    As sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook become intertwined with business uses, organizations need to establish guidelines for employees on workplace access and appropriate usage. Deb Shinder looks at 10 key considerations that such guidelines should address.


  • Jack Wallen // July 14, 2009, 5:31 AM PST

    10 tools to connect to wireless networks in Linux

    Mobile Linux users have a variety of options when it comes to wireless connectivity tools. Jack Wallen outlines some of the best choices to help you find one that will work for you.


  • Jeff Dray // July 14, 2009, 4:46 AM PST

    Jeff Dray's top 10 help desk calls

    Having spent a number of years fielding help desk calls, Jeff Dray has accumulated quite a collection of clueless user stories. Here are 10 of his favorites.