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.

  •  10 ADO best practices

    10 ADO best practices

    You can work more efficiently with data when you know how to take advantage of the ActiveX data objects (ADO) library. Susan Harkins offers some pointers that will help you use ADO objects effectively...

    Susan Harkins · May 27, 2009, 12:58 AM PST

  • Making IT visible: 10 questions with Bob Kress of Accenture

    Making IT visible: 10 questions with Bob Kress of Accenture

    Bucking the notion that IT should operate quietly in the background, Bob Kress has worked to raise IT's profile within his organization. In fact, they've been so successful in cutting costs, improving...

    Jeff Cerny · May 27, 2009, 1:21 AM PST

  •  The 10 most dangerous species of IT manager

    The 10 most dangerous species of IT manager

    Having braved the tech wilderness for many years, Jeff Dray has been able to document the 10 most insidious types of IT managers. Find out if you or your manager fits into one of the species he descri...

    Jeff Dray · June 18, 2009, 6:45 AM PST

  • 10 ways to avoid viruses and spyware

    10 ways to avoid viruses and spyware

    To have a fighting chance against today's rampant security threats, end users have to be informed and proactive. Here are some practical guidelines they can follow to minimize the risk of infection an...

    Erik Eckel · June 19, 2009, 4:28 AM PST

  • 10 ways to secure the Apple iPhone

    10 ways to secure the Apple iPhone

    When you think about security vulnerabilities, your iPhone may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the risks are real -- in fact, the CIS has now developed its iPhone security benchmark. Le...

    Michael Kassner · June 10, 2009, 4:02 AM PST

  • 10 things that should be on your new-user checklist

    10 things that should be on your new-user checklist

    Getting new users off on the right foot is good for them and for the organization -- and it will certainly make your support tasks more manageable and less frustrating in the future. Jeff Dray offers ...

    Jeff Dray · May 7, 2009, 1:45 AM PST

  •  10 ways to avoid stupid project estimates

    10 ways to avoid stupid project estimates

    You can't run a successful project with bad estimates, any more than you can build a solid house with faulty bricks and lumber. These simple steps will help you filter out the bad numbers you get toda...

    Jerry Loza · April 6, 2009, 12:40 AM PST

  • The 10 most important things to teach your users

    The 10 most important things to teach your users

    Your users don't need an encyclopedic knowledge of how their computers work or how your network is configured -- but they may need a little technical enlightenment here and there. This list includes s...

    Becky Roberts · April 6, 2009, 4:49 AM PST

  • The top 10 Android smartphones (for now)

    The top 10 Android smartphones (for now)

    A hot new Android phone seems to hit the market almost every week. To help you sort through them all, Jason Hiner put together this list of the 10 best Android smartphones, based on the quality and va...

    Jason Hiner · October 27, 2010, 5:14 AM PST

  • 10 things to look for in a tablet computer

    10 things to look for in a tablet computer

    Choosing a tablet is about to get a lot more interesting -- and a lot more confusing. Deb Shinder examines all the factors you'll want to consider when the barrage of new models hits the shelves in th...

    Deb Shinder · October 30, 2010, 1:16 AM PST

  • 10 ways to destroy your management career

    10 ways to destroy your management career

    Your career can survive a few missteps -- in fact, what you learn from your mistakes can fuel your progress. But certain errors are guaranteed to blow your aspirations to smithereens. Here are 10 mist...

    Steve Tobak · November 2, 2010, 1:16 AM PST

  • 10 reasons why Microsoft Office 365 rocks

    10 reasons why Microsoft Office 365 rocks

    Office 365 is bringing together Microsoft's various online productivity tools, from email to Web Apps to communications services. Deb Shinder explains why she thinks this suite is a winner.

    Deb Shinder · November 2, 2010, 6:48 AM PST

  • 10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

    10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

    Sorting through the myriad business-oriented Linux apps can be a daunting endeavor. To get you started, Jack Wallen put together this list of tools that will help you handle tasks ranging from produci...

    Jack Wallen · November 3, 2010, 5:42 AM PST

  • 10 applications you can move to the cloud

    10 applications you can move to the cloud

    Providers have made great strides in improving the security and reliability of cloud services -- so much so that Justin James sees a number of areas where moving applications to the cloud makes a lot ...

    Justin James · November 3, 2010, 11:44 PM PST

  •  10 questions on cloud computing: An interview with Accenture's Jimmy Harris

    10 questions on cloud computing: An interview with Accenture's Jimmy Harris

    As cloud solutions gain traction in the enterprise, new challenges are emerging. Accenture's managing director of cloud computing looks at how businesses should address these challenges and how cloud ...

    Jeff Cerny · November 10, 2010, 1:11 AM PST