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.

  • Calvin Sun // May 28, 2008, 3:52 AM PST

    10+ things you can do to motivate your team

    To get things done these days, working in teams is almost imperative. But how can you motivate a team to accomplish your objectives? How do you avoid common mistakes that can kill performance and morale? Calvin Sun offers some suggestions for keeping your staff focused and on track.


  • Jack Wallen // May 28, 2008, 5:41 AM PST

    10 ways to secure your Linux desktop

    Out of the box, a Linux desktop is highly secure -- but this level of security doesn't necessarily involve specialized software or techniques. Sometimes, the easiest means to security are those measures that are the easiest to forget. Jack Wallen looks at 10 things you can do to secure your Linux desktop.


  • Justin James // May 28, 2008, 11:52 PM PST

    10 developer want ads that will attract topnotch talent

    Most programmer want ads are written in a way that makes the best candidates unlikely to respond to them. Why? Because the people writing these ads often don't understand developers, and they produce a generic ad that reads like a boilerplate job description. Justin James offers 10 examples of ads that are designed to catch the interest of top programmers.


  • TechRepublic Staff // May 30, 2008, 2:29 AM PST

    The 10 most annoying programs on the Internet

    Let's face it: Some software is just plain aggravating. It's almost as if it were created for the sole purpose of driving us crazy. ZDNet.co.uk's Rupert Goodwins offers this selection of 10 programs that try to do the impossible: to make us hate the Internet and wish it had never been invented -- and which very nearly succeed.


  • Cali Ressler and Jody Tho Staff // June 2, 2008, 1:02 AM PST

    10 ways to increase productivity using a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) mindset

    In a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE), people get to do whatever they want, whenever they want -- as long as the work gets done. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, co-creators of ROWE and authors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, share 10 tips for moving toward a ROWE.


  • Calvin Sun // June 3, 2008, 6:51 AM PST

    The 10 best ways to handle a job interview

    Given the current economy, maintaining contacts with other companies can be critical. Knowing the right people can help you land a better job, one with more pay or perhaps the chance of advancement. But getting that next job often involves an interview. Calvin Sun put together this list of practical interview pointers to help you excel.


  • Greg Shultz // June 9, 2008, 7:15 AM PST

    10 Windows XP tricks and timesavers

    This latest roundup of popular Windows XP tips ranges from gathering MAC addresses to creating custom characters to removing resource-consuming device drivers you no longer need.


  • Michael Mattis // June 9, 2008, 11:46 PM PST

    10 tips for becoming a gentlemanly exec

    Is there a place for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) in today's go-go, go get-'em business world? London Times writer William Drew thinks so. Here are his tips for those aspiring to bring a little class to the workplace.


  • Jack Wallen // June 10, 2008, 1:24 AM PST

    Boost security by stopping these 10 Linux services on your server

    You have that smokin' Linux LAMP server up and running, and you want it as secure as possible. But what services should you stop (permanently) to increase security -- and how do you go about it? Jack Wallen looks at 10 commands you can use to stop potentially risky services.


  • Jeff Davis // June 10, 2008, 4:33 AM PST

    10 obscure Excel tricks that can expedite common chores

    Some Excel users waste a lot of time (and add to your support burden) because they don't know the smartest ways to work with spreadsheet data. Here are some highly useful tips that can streamline typical tasks and boost productivity.


  • Bill Stronge // June 10, 2008, 5:55 AM PST

    10 things a developer should never ignore

    Whether you're a head-down developer in a large organization, a systems designer, or a single jack-of-all-trades for your own company, certain practices can help you produce a better end product. Veteran developer and project manager Bill Stronge explains some of most important things developers need to keep in mind.


  • Rick Vanover // June 10, 2008, 6:44 AM PST

    10 things you should know about transitioning to enterprise storage

    Although local storage on servers is the traditional approach and best for smaller environments, enterprise storage is the next frontier. But what do you need to know in making the switch? Rick Vanover looks at 10 considerations to help guide you along the path toward an easier transition.


  • Harris Kern // June 19, 2008, 12:09 AM PST

    10 ways to build a solid capacity planning effort

    Trying to predict when you'll need additional hardware resources, how much you'll need, and what type you will need is a challenge. Follow these 10 steps to make your plan more effective and easier to implement.


  • Calvin Sun // June 20, 2008, 12:48 AM PST

    10+ legal terms you should know if your company is involved in a lawsuit

    If your company gets caught up in a lawsuit, you'll probably need to work with lawyers -- even if the matter doesn't involve something IT did or failed to do. Here are 10 legal concepts that are likely to come into play.


  • Jack Wallen // June 24, 2008, 7:12 AM PST

    Top 10 Linux financial tools

    Many people don't realize the wealth of applications available for Linux -- and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook or you're looking for a full-blown accounting package for your organization.