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.

  • Justin James // May 1, 2008, 4:26 AM PST

    10 reasons your star programmer may be looking to leave

    Finding and hiring topnotch programmer talent can be time-consuming -- from reading resumes to interviewing candidates to making sure the ones you like don't decide to accept someone else's offer. Yet all too often, these hard-to-find (and hard-to-hire) employees are neglected once they come on board. Justin James looks at some reasons why your top programmers might be thinking about leaving -- and how you can persuade them to stay.


  • Deb Shinder // May 5, 2008, 11:28 PM PST

    10 ways to make your VoIP rollout easier

    VoIP can potentially save your company money and provide your users with convenience features. But making the switch can be a little scary. Deb Shinder offers some recommendations that can help smooth the transition.


  • 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.


  • Jack Wallen // May 14, 2008, 4:27 AM PST

    Cut down on Linux command-line typing with these 10 handy bash aliases

    The Linux desktop may have come a long way, but there are still times when you'll need to use the command line. Luckily, you don't have to type the same commands over and over. Jack Wallen shares some of the aliases he's used over the years to reduce the need for repetitive command-line typing.


  • Calvin Sun // May 14, 2008, 7:43 AM PST

    10 ways to develop customer self-sufficiency

    Helping your customers become more technically capable frees you up to spend more time giving them higher-value services -- which could ultimately benefit your career. Calvin Sun offers some advice for helping your customers become a bit more self-reliant.


  • John Sheesley // May 15, 2008, 6:47 AM PST

    10 new blogs after CBS buys TechRepublic

    TechRepublic joins the CBS family. As such, we've decided to fine tune our Blog network a little to make it a little more compatible. Check out what we'll be featuring in our New Fall Schedule.


  • 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.


  • 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.