Jack Wallen

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    How do I share folders in Windows 7 with the Shared Folder Wizard?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to use the Microsoft Windows Shared Folder Wizard to create folders that can be shared with colleagues across the network. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

    Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away. Jack Wallen pinpoints some additions you'll definitely want to try.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I make my Windows 7 desktop look and feel like a Linux desktop?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to use free third-party tools to modify the standard Windows 7 desktop into a desktop that resembles Linux. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things that make software user-friendly

    A product that's difficult to figure out, inefficient to use, or poorly supported is not going to win much of a user base. See whether you agree with these criteria for user-friendliness.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

    Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I quickly share Linux directories with a Windows network?

    Jack Wallen walks you through the process of setting up a share on your Linux desktop so that all the machines on your network can access it. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I convert VirtualBox files to work with VMWare Workstation?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen walks you through the steps required to migrate a VirtualBox virtual machine file to a VMWare Workstation. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    How do I add drive icons to either the Taskbar or the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7?

    Jack Wallen explains how to add a shortcut to a specific system drive to the Quick Launch Bar in Microsoft Windows 7, making access just a click away. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 things you can do to keep your new Linux users from bailing on you

    Before you hand off Linux machines to users who are new to the operating system, do a little prep work to ease the transition and make sure they have the tools they need.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 differences between Linux and BSD

    Despite a common tendency to gloss over the differences, Linux and BSD have a number of characteristics that set them apart from one another. Jack Wallen points out several important distinctions.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    How do I join a Linux machine to a Windows Domain?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen shows you how to join your Linux machine to a Windows domain with the help of Likewise-Open. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I create and use a Windows 7 System Image to recover from a crash?

    It is a fact, systems crash eventually. Jack Wallen shows you how to use System Image to recover from catastrophic system crash. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 reasons why your kids should be using Linux

    Providing tech support for your children can be even more challenging than your IT day job. Jack Wallen explains why he thinks Linux is better suited for those young users.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I allow Windows 7 users to run only specific applications?

    Jack Wallen walks you through the process of enabling users to only execute specific applications using the built-in Group Policy Editor of Windows 7.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things that drive me crazy about current operating systems

    It's no secret that today's operating systems have their share of problems. Jack Wallen describes the issues that frustrate him the most (and he doesn't spare Linux).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 ways to make sure you and your clients see eye to eye

    IT consultants need more than technical knowledge and experience -- they need to make sure they're on the same page with their clients. Jack Wallen suggests some ways to make that happen.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things that will make you want to use Fedora again

    If you abandoned Fedora a few versions ago because of its instability, you may want to take a look at recently released Fedora 13. Jack Wallen itemizes the improvements that have made him a Fedora fan again.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    How do I turn off the Solve PC Issues notification in Windows 7?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to disable the Solve PC Issues feature in Windows 7 so that end users don't use a solution that causes bigger problems. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    How do I add Defragment and Disk Cleanup to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer?

    In this How do I blog post Jack Wallen shows you how to create right-click menu entries for both Defragmenting and Disk Cleanup. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    How do I speed up workflow and efficiency in Windows 7 with 7Plus?

    7Plus is an open source application aimed at speeding up your work flow and efficiency by breaking tasks into manageable categories. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 ways to dodge Linux hardware issues

    If you've been grappling with Linux hardware problems, take heart: Jack Wallen has some strategies for resolving common issues -- or avoiding them in the first place.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04

    The latest version of Ubuntu may be one of the best operating systems out there. But Jack Wallen took a hard look at the OS and sure enough, he found a few areas for improvement. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 QuickBooks issues and how to resolve them

    When something goes wrong with QuickBooks, the consequences can be pretty dire. Luckily, many common problems are easy to fix -- once you know about them.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10 cool upcoming features in OpenOffice

    The latest release of OpenOffice is right around the corner, and it promises to close the gap on a lot of features found in rival apps. Here's what you have to look forward to.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 ways to get a network connection when there's no network handy

    Being stuck without a network connection isn't just an inconvenience; in some cases, it could compromise your job. Here are a few fallback options that may save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10 things you'll love about Ubuntu 10.4

    Ubuntu 10.04 has greatly impressed Jack Wallen -- and he's happy to tell you why. Here's a rundown of enhancements in the stellar new release. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    How do I secure Internet Explorer with IEController?

    There are times when you have to use Internet Explorer. For those instances, you may want to make sure that IE is as safe as possible with IEController. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    The 10 best cross-platform applications

    In this cross-platform world, you need apps that can handle whatever systems you're supporting. Jack Wallen lists the cross-platform applications he thinks are indispensable. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    10+ mistakes Linux newbies make

    You can make things a lot less frustrating for your new Linux users by helping them avoid these typical rookie mistakes.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 MORE outstanding Firefox extensions

    The list of handy browser extensions just keeps growing. Here are a few good choices, including several of the new collections.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 ways to make your Samba life easier

    Samba allows Linux, Windows, and Mac to communicate with one another, but it has a reputation for being tricky to configure and administer. Here are some ways to reduce your Samba headaches.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines

    When you're dealing with a system that won't boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    How do I uninstall applications from Windows with Revo Uninstaller?

    If you are one of those users who prefer to make sure every part of an application is removed, or perhaps you just want a little extra from you uninstaller, you should take a look at Revo Uninstaller. This download is also available as an entry in the

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  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 obscure antivirus tools worth checking out

    You know about the big players in the AV field -- but a number of lesser-known tools may serve your needs as well (or maybe even better). Jack Wallen runs through some of your choices.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 things to consider when choosing a help desk system

    The right help desk system can make all the difference in the success of your firm or IT group. Before you commit to a solution, be sure you've considered all the angles. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    How do I clone a hard drive with Clonezilla?

    With Clonezilla you can clone a single drive or even a single partition within a drive and then recover that drive later. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

    The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things consultants can do to stay organized

    The life of a consultant can often get hectic. Here are some tips for fending off the chaos and getting your workday under control.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things to consider before deploying a cloud

    If you're planning to set up a cloud, be forewarned: The process could turn out to be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. Jack Wallen shares his cloud deployment experiences.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 really dumb mistakes to avoid in the field

    Certain mistakes are almost guaranteed to result in problems that can cost you clients. Make sure you don't fall prey to these common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10 iptables rules to help secure your Linux box

    Mastering iptables could take a while, but if you have a few rules to cover the basic security needs, you'll be well on your way to protecting your Linux system. Jack Wallen explains some key rules to get you started. This download is also available as an entry...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 Linux and open source developer tools you should not overlook

    To take advantage of the excellent Linux development environment, you need to have the right tools. Here's a rundown of some of the best ones out there and the features they have to offer.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    How do I... Remove unwanted files with Ccleaner in one click?

    Combining the features of Ccleaner with Click & Clean gives you the power to remove unwanted and unnecessary files from a Microsoft Windows PC in one click. Jack Wallen shows you how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 reasons why GNOME is better than KDE

    A new battle is playing out in the Linux desktop arena. See why Jack Wallen believes that today's GNOME has pulled ahead of today's KDE in terms of design, stability, and usability.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    How do I... Tweak performance with Vista Service Optimizer?

    The Vista Service Optimizer is a tool that can diagnose your machine and offer up suggestions for eking out more performance. Whether you want to handle the task manually or have the Service Optimizer take care of them automatically, this tool might be just the solution for a sluggish Vista...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Run Linux/UNIX clients on Windows with XWin32 Live?

    Jack Wallen wrote previously about how you can open (and use) Linux applications in Windows using a combination of PuTTY and XWin32. He is happy to report that XWin32 Live reduces previous complications with this application. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows blog.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    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.This download is also available as...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 Linux desktops you shouldn't overlook

    Even if you're happy with the Linux desktop you currently use, you might want to check out some alternatives to see what you could be missing. Jack Wallen highlights 10 of the best desktops and explains what makes them stand out.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things Linux does better than OS X

    OS X is heralded for its friendliness, but according to Jack Wallen, it falls short in many other respects. Find out why he says Linux is superior in everything from flexibility to portability to cost.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

    If you're new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    The 10 most useful Linux commands

    Maybe the command line isn't your favorite place to hang out, but to be an effective Linux admin, you need to be able to wield a few essential commands. Jack Wallen says these 10 are guaranteed to simplify your Linux admin life -- and he explains why.This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 ways to make Linux boot faster

    On those infrequent occasions when you need to reboot Linux, you may find that the process takes longer than you'd like. Jack Wallen shares a number of tricks you can use to reduce boot times.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    How do I... Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?

    It is indeed possible to connect an Apple iPod MP3 player to a personal computer running Ubuntu Linux. Jack Wallen shows you what open source software application you need and how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Linux and...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your Linux experience

    A few simple keyboard shortcuts can make your work in Linux far more efficient. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of his favorites, for both desktop environments and window managers.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Recover Linux data files with a Windows tool?

    Recovering data from a hard drive with corrupted partition table created by the Linux operating system is not something you do every day. However, DiskInternals makes a tool called Linux Reader that can recover your data. The twist is that the tool runs under Microsoft Windows. Jack Wallen shows you...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 Firefox extensions you can't live without

    Whether you want to speed access to the Web sites you regularly visit, keep better tabs on your tabs, or protect your system from potentially dangerous active content, there's a Firefox extension ready to help you out. Jack Wallen shares his list of favorite time-saving, browser-enhancing add-ons.This download is also...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 quick tips to make Linux networking easier

    Linux makes networking simple and secure -- if you know a few tricks. Jack Wallen shares some pointers to help admins knock out various Linux networking tasks with a minimum of effort.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

    Before debating the relative merits and shortcomings of Linux and Windows, it helps to understand the real distinctions between them. Jack Wallen has distilled the key differences into one list.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    How do I... Scan, cure, and optimize Windows with RegCure?

    Windows users know how critical it is to keep the registry clear of obsolete, missing, and/or corrupt entries. Most users (and/or administrators) do not have the time or the skills to search through every registry entry to find problematic entries. For that there are plenty of cleaners, like RegCure, to...

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 solid Linux distributions for your netbook

    You don't have to settle for an OS that's a bad fit for your netbook -- there are numerous alternatives, some of which can provide a near-laptop experience. Jack Wallen runs through the pros and cons of 10 viable Linux distributions.This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    How do I tag files in Windows with TaggedFrog?

    TaggedFrog has an incredibly clean and easy to use interface that allows the users to simply drag and drop files into the GUI to add tags to a file. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 Windows applications that should be ported to Linux

    The ranks of Linux users would certainly grow if a few go-to Windows apps could run natively on the OS. Jack Wallen lists the ones he thinks would turn the tide.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    How do I use Prey to help recover a stolen laptop?

    Prey is an open source application, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that can help you out when your laptop is stolen because once it is installed, it will send reports to a specified email address containing information describing its whereabouts. This download is also available as an entry in...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    The 10 biggest moments in IT history

    Despite its relatively short lifespan, IT has had some huge watershed moments. Jack Wallen followed the tech timeline to identify the most pivotal events.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I prevent phishing attacks in Firefox 3?

    Jack Wallen shows you how you can add extra preventative measures to Firefox to combat phishing attacks, as well as test your browser to make sure it is actually catching attempts. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 things you should never do on a consulting job

    There are plenty of ways to shoot yourself in the foot when you're out on a job. Jack Wallen lists a few of the worst offenses.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a virtual image of a working Windows installation with Disk2vhd?

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to take your currently running Windows installation and create a vhd image that can then be imported into your virtual machine tool of choice (so long as it supports vhd files). This download is also available as an post in the

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How do I back up my important data with Yadis Backup?

    Yadis! Backup divides backup jobs into tasks which can be configured to perform either local or ftp backup, but it also runs backups in real time. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 open source Windows apps worth checking out

    The open source community has a lot to offer, and not just to Linux users. These 10 outstanding Windows tools can make your life easier (for free).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 tech tasks you should be able to do in your sleep

    Nearly all the jobs you tackle will require you to handle certain fundamental tasks. Make sure these essential skills are part of your repertoire.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I install and use Claws Mail in Windows?

    The email client known as Claws Mail is now available for the Windows platform. Jack Wallen shows you how to install it and what it can do to enhance your daily email management. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

    At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible -- or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 Google Chrome extensions worth checking out

    Improve your Chrome browsing experience by adding extensions that provide custom functionality.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a Windows 7 installation flash drive with WinToFlash?

    Jack Wallen shows you how to create a bootable USB flash drive with operating system installation files on it using WinToFlash. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    How do I clone a hard drive with Clonezilla?

    With Clonezilla you can clone a single drive or even a single partition within a drive and then recover that drive later. Jack Wallen shows you how.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 must-have Android apps

    The Android Market is teeming with apps that can make your life easier in countless ways. These 10 are among the best.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How do I connect to a remote Windows 7 desktop from a Linux machine?

    Doing remote work on a Windows 7 machine does not have to be limited to using another Windows 7 machine. Jack Wallen shows you how to connect to a Windows 7 machine remotely from a Linux desktop. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 essential items for onsite tech jobs

    Save yourself the embarrassment and aggravation of discovering you don't have the tools you need when you arrive at a job site. With these basic items, you'll be ready for almost anything.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 things to consider before deploying a cloud

    If you're planning to set up a cloud, be forewarned: The process could turn out to be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. Jack Wallen shares his cloud deployment experiences.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 really dumb mistakes to avoid in the field

    Certain mistakes are almost guaranteed to result in problems that can cost you clients. Make sure you don't fall prey to these common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen