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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Simplify migration with PCmover Pro

    While looking for a solution to migrate data and settings -- AND software -- to new machines, TechRepublic member Ron K came across a utility called PCmover Pro. He describes the success he had with this product. This download is also available as an entry in our TechRepublic...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    What Windows 7 means for IT pros

    More and more companies are looking at Windows 7 with an eye toward migrating from XP or Vista -- and IT pros in all capacities are likely to be affected to some degree. This collection of job-specific articles will help you get ready for the impact Windows 7 will have...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Role Of Managerial Overconfidence In The Design Of Debt Covenants

    The authors examine the influence of CEO behavioral characteristics on the design of debt covenants. They focus on CEO overconfidence, a trait that is prevalent among CEOs and has been shown to be associated with over-investment and value-destroying merger activity. They find that debtholders design covenants to mitigate the anticipated...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Live Event: Saving Money on Printing and Imaging Solutions

    Printing and imaging solutions are necessary expenses for companies of all sizes and saving money is the name of the game when it comes to replacement and upgrades. Unfortunately, what you see isn't always what you get and while you may be saving money upfront, the long-term costs are equally...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    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.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    Full video of TechRepublic's 10-Year Anniversary Community Event

    On June 26, 2009, TechRepublic celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary with a Community Event in Louisville, Kentucky, where TechRepublic first launched on May 3, 1999 and where its editorial department still has its headquarters today. The event featured talks about the history and philosophy of TechRepublic that allowed it to grow...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Poster Abstract: Trace-Based Analysis of Wi-Fi Scanning Strategies

    The number of smartphones in use is overwhelmingly increasing every year. These devices rely on connectivity to the Internet for the majority of their applications. The ever-increasing number of deployed 802.11 wireless access points and the relatively high cost of other data services make the case for opportunistic communication using...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Social Networking in the Enterprise

    Social networking is growing rapidly as one of the primary ways people entering the workforce communicates. It's a communication medium they expect those of us managing today's businesses to provide and support. This cover story talks about the risks and advantages of social networking in the enterprise.

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  • Downloads // May 2009

    Cashing the check on Green IT

    The goals of Green IT include minimizing the use of hazardous materials and being smarter with their disposal, maximizing energy efficiency, and encouraging recycling and/or use of biodegradable products ? without negatively affecting productivity. In this TechRepublic Cover Story, we will discuss some reasons to implement Green IT and some...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Cover Story: How to develop a killer business case

    As an IT leader, you are often expected to contribute your ideas and recommendations to the decision-making process in your organization. The ideas are not scarce but sometimes it's difficult to present a clear and compelling business case, structured in the way it can be understood by others. However,this is...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    IT Cost Cutting: The Ninja Guide

    It's has been a long time since the heady days when funding for IT projects seemed to magically appear from nowhere. Many IT shops are now operating on razor-thin margins - just enough capital to keep the wheels on the operation. But what do you do when you're asked to...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Resume Tool Kit for IT Leaders

    Are you prepared for the job hunt with a resume that will put you in the best light for potential employers? This special report gives you specific, tactical tips for creating the perfect IT leadership resume.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Building and Managing a Performance CoE white paper.

    Learn how to build and manage a Performance Center of Excellence with minimal expense, risk, or disruption to current processes.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Growth Opportunities, Investment-Specific Technology Shocks And The Cross-Section Of Expected Returns

    The market value of a firm can be decomposed into two fundamental parts: the value of assets in place and the value of future growth opportunities. The authors propose a theoretically motivated procedure for measuring heterogeneity in growth opportunities across rms. They identify firms with high growth opportunities based on...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    TechRepublic's 2009 IT skills and salary report

    In conjunction with Global Knowledge, TechRepublic presents this year's IT skills and salary report. Find out about IT employment trends, areas of growth and decline, skills that are in demand, highest-paying job roles, highest-paying certifications, and salary ranges broken down by region, job title, and industry.For comparison, check out the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Understanding the Basic Configuration of the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)

    In the not so distant past, being a network security expert was a matter of attending a 5-day class and understanding the difference between trusted users and non-trusted ones. The security tools (both hardware and software) available to security administrators were limited. Today, there are many facets of network security....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Keeping Project Scope Creep Under Control

    Once a change management process is defined and communicated, the next task is for the PM to review it thoroughly at the kick-off meeting so that the team is in no doubt of the process to follow if anyone asks them to implement a change, or if they want to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Managing Scope For Project Success

    Ever start a project without a stable foundation for scope? How did it go? To ensure project success, it is essential that scope be unambiguous and carefully managed. This can be accomplished with the Scope Management Process, which provides a formal set of procedures for planning, executing, monitoring and controlling...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    The top 10 Microsoft Office tips of 2008

    As you head into the new year, check out this rundown of the highest rated Office tips of 2008. You can download them here as a PDF collection or follow the links to individual posts in the Microsoft Office blog.

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2008

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Top 10 U.S. college programs for IT

    This TechRepublic Special Report features our list of 10 "can't miss" undergraduate IT programs in the United States. These IT business education programs are aimed at students who want to get on the CIO career track, which includes IT professional roles such as support professional, network administrator, project manager, IT...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Is IT hazardous to your health?

    Stress, burnout, and work/life balance are examples of employee issues you'll find in any work environment. However, IT pros may encounter a few extra health problems -- such as repetitive stress injuries, illness resulting from contact with user-borne viruses, eye strain, severe dust allergies, and possible exposure to toxic substances....

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  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    Prepare for e-discovery requests: How to avoid disastrous legal sanctions and fines

    When companies are hit with a lawsuit, IT leaders are often ill-prepared for an e-discovery request. For instance, does your company have formal e-discovery policies? Do you know what data to store and how long to store it? IT leaders who stumble trying to answer these questions may be setting...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    The 10 roles you need for ITIL configuration management

    Many IT departments try to implement ITIL configuration management without giving much thought to the staffing of the configuration management service. Configuration management requires skilled people with standardized processes, but this aspect is often overlooked in the rush to find the perfect CMDB tool. Here are the essential roles you...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    60 indispensable Microsoft Word tips

    No matter how long you've been using Word, you can always learn new techniques to help you work faster and smarter. The tips and tricks in this updated collection cover Word 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, and 2007. They're organized into four sections: The Basics, Advanced Tips, Things You Don't...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Which of these IT job roles is right (or wrong) for you?

    Unless you're very lucky, you probably won't find your ideal position in the IT world the first time out. In fact, you may not even know what your ideal position looks like until you've been laboring in the tech trenches long enough to get a sense of the industry and...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    TechRepublic's 2008 IT skills and salary report

    TechRepublic presents this IT skills and salary report, created in conjunction with Global Knowledge. Find out about IT employment trends, the job market outlook, areas of growth and decline, skills that are in demand, highest-paying certs, and salary ranges broken down by region, job title, industry, and experience.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Office relocation checklist

    Whether you're helping a client tackle a move or relocating to a new building, you'll need to implement a system to help you get organized and avoid potential disasters. This checklist, based on suggestions submitted by TechRepublic members, covers questions, issues, and advice relating to office relocations.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2006

    10+ e-mail best practices to share with your users

    These days, e-mail is used by just about everyone. Unfortunately, a lot of users out there don't use it right, flirting with security risks, consuming excessive bandwidth, and practicing lousy etiquette. These basic usage guidelines, encompassing things like virus protection, e-mail scams, attachments, and forwarding practices, will help safeguard your...

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  • Downloads // May 2006

    Perform a wireless LAN site survey with this Excel macro tool and NetStumbler

    Learn how to perform wireless site surveys for optimum wireless LAN performance with the help of this Excel macro. The companion tutorial to this download is available as an article here. This Excel macro tool is designed to work with NetStumbler to help you complete a wireless...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    85 keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Microsoft Excel

    Keyboard shortcuts can shave a surprising amount of time off the process of performing various Excel tasks. This list includes all the basics, along with those 'I know there's a way to do this more quickly' shortcuts you can never quite remember. Most people have a small set of...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Outline responsibilities and objectives with this SLA for internal business units

    This sample SLA is designed to help you outline service level roles and responsibilities between your IT department and your organization's business units. An SLA enables IT to get an accurate picture of user needs, to establish realistic expectations, and to allocate the proper resources to deliver the required...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Install and configure Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) 2.13.2

    In this download, we will configure MRTG to run as a daemon in the background, perform simple monitoring of a network device, configure the output to produce an index.html file, and finally, to have that index generated automatically. In the previous download, we learned how to create...

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2006

    Use this simple letter of agreement for your quick consulting jobs

    Your smaller projects may not require a full-blown contract, but you should still get the arrangement in writing. A letter of agreement like this one will enable you to spell out the details you and the client have worked out. When you prepare to engage in a long-term or...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2006

    Build an Excel spreadsheet application with the power of PHP and XML

    With the new XML features of Microsoft Office, you can build spreadsheets by simply using XML. This hack from PHP Hacks: Tips & Tools For Creating Dynamic Websites takes you through an example. By combining XML and PHP programming you can create a complete Excel spreadsheet application. This free...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Avoid support headaches with this program rollout checklist

    Rolling out a new application can introduce chaos among users and support staff if the process isn't handled in an organized way. This comprehensive checklist will help you gather the information you need to manage the rollout and minimize support overhead. A poorly planned rollout of a new application...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Use this workbook to generate scheduled downtime reports

    This Excel workbook offers a quick, easy way to keep your users informed about scheduled outages. Just plug in the relevant information and e-mail the report to all affected users and/or their managers. When it comes to their computers, end users hate surprises. The surprise they hate the most...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Quickly assess new employees' computer skills with this evaluation form

    Develop the best plan for training and supporting new employees by using this form to gauge their level of computer expertise. When a new employee walks in the door, the IT staff has gained a user to support--possibly someone who has little or no real computer experience. To avoid...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Introduce best practices for Group Policy configuration with the help of this PowerPoint presentation

    This presentation includes tips and walk-throughs to help Group Policy novices get up to speed on configuration issues. Group Policy can greatly simplify management of your infrastructure, but only if you know how to configure it properly. IT pro Rick Vanover put together a PowerPoint presentation that focuses...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    10 commands you should master when working with the Cisco IOS

    This list contains the 10 commands every Cisco IOS user should know inside and out. As the Cisco IOS is riddled with thousands of commands, configuring it can be challenging. This download will help you master the 10 commands to know, inside and out, when using the Cisco IOS....

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  • Downloads // Oct 2004

    TCP/IP Quick Reference - Commands and Diagnostics

    When facing TCP/IP issues, there is no time to waste. Get the TCP/IP troubleshooting solutions for Windows, Linux, and Novell you're looking for. Plus learn TCP/IP fundamentals and UTP cabling configuration and Installations tricks. You'll turn to these PDF's for the commands, checklists, and diagnostic steps that will help you...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    Cisco PIX Firewall: Lock it down in 10 steps

    Cisco's PIX Firewall has long been one of the most popular enterprise firewalls in use around the world. While it is known for its tight security and strong performance, the PIX Firewall is not completely hardened in its default settings. Here are 10 steps that you can take to further...

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    6 steps to better software documentation

    Well-written documentation plays a far more important role than it is often given credit for. By answering common user questions, support documentation like a user manual or technical cheat sheet offers benefits to both the user and the developer?it allows users to get the most out of the software they've...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Create Active Directory users and Exchange mailboxes from a CSV file with VBScript

    This VBScript will create Active Directory users and Exchange accounts from a CSV file. Creating users and Exchange accounts can be tedious, especially when user information already resides in your company's HR system. Instead of manually creating an Active Directory user and Exchange account, you can use a script...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    10+ tools you should have in your support tech repair kit

    Some techs seem to get by with just a multi-tool and a smile, but the rest of us need something more substantial. Here are 12 essential items to carry with you whenever you make a desktop call.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Sample SLA for outsourced data backups and retrievals

    Use this sample service level agreement (SLA) if your organization is entering into a contract with a third-party provider to outsource your data backups. This sample document will help you understand what should be included in this type of SLA and the legal and operational protections that you need to...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2002

    Office move checklist

    If you're in a large company that often encounters office relocations, you'll find this customizable office move checklist invaluable.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Strategies for turning around a troubled project

    This compact set of articles will give you an overview of how to determine whether a project needs help and how to implement the most effective rescue efforts. Handling a troubled project is a multi-tiered process. First, you must validate that the project is genuinely a disaster in the...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2005

    Disaster recovery plan update checklist

    A disaster recovery plan isn't a static document. For the plan to be effective in a crisis, you need to review and reevaluate your recovery strategies and periodically update them to reflect organizational changes and the current state of business operations. This checklist steps through the major DRP practices that...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    In-house vs. outsourced help desk costs

    Will you save more money outsourcing your help desk or keeping it in-house? Many IT managers struggle with this question when planning a budget as they look for ways to cut costs. This Excel spreadsheet provides some solid numbers to help you decide.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2004

    Wireless Security FAQ

    We've grouped all the questions and answers from our popular Wireless Security FAQ into a single PDF. Each question is conveniently linked to the answer inside the document.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    IT chart of accounts

    Tech leaders are familiar with the common cost categories such as salary, benefits, rent, and travel, but they may be unaware of all the available cost categories. Download this sample to help define and document your organization's chart of accounts.

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2002

    Disaster recovery plan template

    Putting a disaster recovery plan in place isn't cheap, though it's never as expensive as not having one when disaster strikes. But as one TechRepublic member explains, there is a cost-effective approach, and he provides a template to follow.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2003

    A firewall checklist

    Use this checklist to make sure that firewall needs and security policy requirements cover all the vital aspects of a multilayer security approach.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Cost savings template

    CIOs and IT managers can clearly identify cost savings opportunities within their organizations by using this easy-to-follow and customizable template.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2003

    Disaster recovery white paper

    This PowerPoint presentation on disaster recovery includes steps to take for disaster recovery and a sample DR plan.

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Provide essential information with this project communication plan

    Planning the most effective ways to communicate with team members, customers, and stakeholders, especially on larger projects, is essential to project success. Here's a look at how to proceed and a sample plan to get you started. A communication plan enables you to think through how you can communicate...

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    User satisfaction survey form

    User surveys offer an excellent way to determine the level of satisfaction among employees who rely on IT support services. But to get accurate and useful results, it's important to develop a clear and simple assessment form. This revamped version of our sample survey offers a mix of easily answered...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    Target the best security vendors with this list of products and services

    This list of major security vendors and product descriptions will help you get started on your search for the security solution your organization needs. The offerings range from basic virus protection to companies who will manage it all. The need for secure systems to support e-commerce and other business-critical...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Outline responsibilities and objectives with this SLA for internal business units

    This sample SLA is designed to help you outline service level roles and responsibilities between your IT department and your organization's business units. An SLA enables IT to get an accurate picture of user needs, to establish realistic expectations, and to allocate the proper resources to deliver the required...

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  • Tools & Templates // May 2002

    A CIO resume template

    If you're dusting off that resume to revamp for a new career goal or just to get it up to date, this new CIO resume template will help guide you on what should be included and how best to present your expertise and skills to potential employers.

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  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2002

    Sample project proposal template

    Being able to quickly explain the potential benefits of an added Web site feature can help a consultant address a client's concerns over a project's importance. This project proposal sheet will help persuade your clients to take the plunge.

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Track your team's work with this Excel spreadsheet

    This Excel spreadsheet can help your teams keep accurate records of the time they've worked for your clients. It has macros to calculate regular and overtime pay. Other macros automatically change dates while leaving hours from a previous week in place.

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  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2005

    Check HIPAA compliance with this Excel calculator

    Our HIPAA compliance calculator will help covered entities determine the status of their compliance efforts in the areas of HIPAA Privacy, Standardization of Code Sets, Security, National Provider Identifier, and Monitoring. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all healthcare organizations using electronic protected health information (ePHI),...

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  • Downloads // May 2002

    Download: Sample post-project documentation

    Having clients sign a detailed statement of work performed can protect you both legally and financially. Download these sample forms to help you map out documentation that works for your firm.

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2006

    Use this simple letter of agreement for your quick consulting jobs

    Your smaller projects may not require a full-blown contract, but you should still get the arrangement in writing. A letter of agreement like this one will enable you to spell out the details you and the client have worked out. When you prepare to engage in a long-term or...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Keep track of your problems with this project issues log

    Dealing with the inevitable project problems is easier when you have a record of what the issues are and how they're being resolved. This updated template will simplify the task. Most IT projects are destined to hit a few snags along the way, making it essential to document the...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    Avoid potential conflicts of interest with this disclosure form

    A conflict of interest, as defined by your firm or company, must be presented openly. This sample form, which includes language describing conflicts of interest, can help you or your associates keep everything aboveboard. As with any relationship, disclosure is a basic building block of trust. In relationships between...

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2002

    Project roles and responsibilities template

    Assuming that your team members know what they need to do in a project is a formula for failure. This roles and responsibilities template, submitted by a TechRepublic member, will help you document each person's expected contributions.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Use this checklist when planning an office relocation project

    If your office is relocating, or you've been asked to help a client relocate, it's often the little issues that create big disasters. This checklist was gathered from TechRepublic members who had a lot to say about organizing an office relocation.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2000

    TechRepublic's asset-tracking spreadsheet

    Download our asset-tracking spreadsheet to keep your company's IT equipment and property information in a central, accessible repository.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Sample service level agreement for application support

    Consulting firms that provide support to their clients use service-level agreements to make sure both sides get what they need. This SLA template, updated in November 2003, can be used to hammer out what consultants will provide for their clients.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2000

    Resume do's and don'ts for IT consultants

    As an IT consultant, your resume is the key to landing that next project or getting an interview with a hot consulting firm. Use our list of resume do's and don'ts, and three samples resumes, to help you craft a resume tailored for success.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Scorecard for tracking project metrics

    Each project should be tracked with a predefined set of metrics. This download contains examples and explanations of project scorecards from TechRepublic columnist Tom Mochal. We updated this tool in January 2004.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2001

    Download our IT business assessment checklist

    Use our IT business assessment checklist to uncover the whole truth about your clients' systems before you begin your work.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2002

    Download this Web-design client questionnaire form

    Find out what your Web-design clients want with this downloadable questionnaire that outlines technical and graphical expectations. If you would like to add a category, let us know and we'll include it in the next version of this download.

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  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2006

    Solicit valuable feedback from clients with these evaluation forms

    Surveys can help you determine whether your clients are satisfied with your work, expose trouble spots, and allow you to make corrections. Here are two forms you can use to find out how well you're doing. Your clients may appear to be satisfied with the work you're doing for...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Download this sample IT due diligence report template

    Performing a technology due diligence is a good way to understand your client's technology and assess the financial implications of its technology plans. Here is a template you can use to organize your next IT due diligence effort.

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  • Tools & Templates // Jul 2005

    Quality assurance checklist for outsourced projects

    You need some level of involvement in an outsourced project to validate that the outsourcer will deliver within your expectations. This checklist will help you monitor the progress of the project to ensure all commitments are met. Understanding all the responsibilities that accompany an outsourced project can challenge even...

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  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2006

    Build your own consulting contract using this sample form

    Both independent consultants and their clients benefit when they're working with a solid contract. Download this sample contract from TechRepublic member and IT consultant Randy Barger as a guide for preparing your next consulting agreement. E-mail makes it easy to assume a fairly informal relationship with your clients. But...

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