Project Management

Keep your IT project running smoothly by reading our experts' tips and best practices about methodologies, agile, software, collaboration, risk management, and learning from failed projects.

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Help Desk & IT Asset Management Software – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® (WHD) is a web-based help desk software that simplifies, centralizes and automates help desk management tasks including ticketing management, IT asset management, IT change management, knowledge management, incident & problem management, SLA management, & more. SolarWinds WHD provides email-to-ticket automation, dynamically assigns, routes and escalates trouble...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Find, analyze & resolve your toughest performance issues on SQL Server - FAST

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    Free LabTech Remote Monitoring & Management Trial

    Whether you're a one-man break-fix shop or an established managed service provider (MSP), the LabTech remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform will drastically improve your efficiency and productivity with the power of remote client management, support and IT process automation. Designed with cutting-edge agent technology, LabTech delivers unprecedented centralized...

    Provided By LabTech Software

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    Top 7 Tools that IT Pros Love!

    Track changes to IT infrastructure, manage passwords, troubleshoot account lockouts and more... These tools proved useful for thousands of IT Pros all over the world. Get them all now!

    Provided By netwrix

  • Downloads // Dec 2013

    Cisco-Webex - Now Meet with Up to Three for FREE!

    IT Professionals! Get on board with Cisco WebEx online meetings. Conduct unlimited online meetings with up to three people for free - for life (or at least as long as you care to keep your free Basic Account)! Meet via whatever you want - your notebook, your iPhone, your...

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    IBM Endpoint Manager

    IBM Endpoint Manager lowers the total cost of managing and securing mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and servers – physical or virtual, on or off-network, personally or corporate-owned.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    Your Network's Early Warning System

    Tired of getting calls asking if the network is down? SolarWinds® NPM works as your early warning system to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Top 5 Reasons to Try SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 1. Quick, Do-It-Yourself Deployment: Download. Install. Deploy. Deploying SolarWinds NPM...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Advisor XE 2013

    This breakthrough threading prototyping tool simplifies data-driven threading design for C, C++, C#, and Fortran application architects. Quickly prototype multiple threading designs and compare the projected performance scaling and synchronization issues. Evaluate design alternatives before investing in implementation and without disrupting product development and release cycles. Select the design with...

    Provided By Intel Software

  • Downloads // Sep 2013

    Free 20-day Trial: Netwrix Auditor Change Auditing for Your Active Directory

    Uncontrolled changes in Active Directory can lead to unauthorized additions to groups, modifications to objects and permissions, or even worse, deletions of your OUs. Netwrix Auditor provides complete visibility over changes to Active Directory configurations, automatically auditing management of every object, giving answers to the questions around when changes...

    Provided By netwrix

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    A More Intelligent & FREE Way to Manage Alerts – SolarWinds Alert Central

    SolarWinds Alert Central is centralized IT alert management software that provides amazingly streamlined alert management for your entire IT organization. Centralize alerts from all your IT systems Automatically route alerts to the right group Filter alerts from noisy monitoring systems Automatically escalate unanswered alerts ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Secure Copy Trial

    Take Secure Copy for a spin and see firsthand how this automated data migration solution can help your administrators and IT team migrate data quickly and easily. Plus your team can run reports to effectively manage their data projects, and much more. Your free trial is a Web-based, self-contained virtual...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // May 2013

    Remote Control & Support Software – Affordable, Secure & Easy-to-Use

    In order to be effective, IT support must be globally accessible and flexible enough to serve the entire enterprise. The ability to manage servers, notebooks and laptops remotely will enable your IT team to provide quick and efficient support regardless of where troubles occur. Imagine being able to reboot...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Dec 2012

    10 steps to creating a Word userform for addressing letters: Demo files

    These sample Word templates (dot and dotm versions) illustrate the addressing technique described in this 10 Things blog post.

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    Download a FREE, 14-Day Trial of DameWare Remote Support

    In order to be effective, IT support must be globally accessible and flexible enough to serve the entire enterprise. The ability to manage servers, notebooks and laptops remotely will enable your IT team to provide quick and efficient support regardless of where troubles occur. Imagine being able to reboot...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    Stay Connected to Your Organization No Matter Where You Are with DameWare Remote Support

    With roughly 20% of all adults working remotely at least once a month, organizations can no longer allow telecommuting to become synonymous with dropping the ball. For IT professionals, the ability to maintain the same level of productivity remotely as they do within the office could mean the difference between...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Oct 2012

    Fix Computer Issues Fast with GoToAssist Remote Support by Citrix

    Citrix GoToAssist lets you quickly access customers' machines online, so you can use your expertise to fix a technical problem instantly. The GoToAssist platform offers 3 essential cloud-based tools that enable IT professionals to easily support people and manage technology; Remote Support, Monitoring, and Service Desk allow you to deliver...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    LogMeIn: Smartphone and PC remote support that the pros use.

    LogMeIn Rescue provides instant access to PCs and mobile devices from anywhere in the world. LogMeIn Rescue enables IT to do more: quickly access, diagnose and solve IT problems anywhere. Remote reboot, easy-to-use screens, comprehensive reporting, multiple user sessions, and in-app Chat. Improve productivity, customer satisfaction and resolve issues...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    Quest Workspace Help Desk

    Help Desk Authority provides automated ticket workflows, self-service dashboards and detailed reports to help small to mid-sized organizations quickly track, identify and resolve help desk issues.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    FREE TOOL - SQL check performance monitoring solution

    Get real-time performance monitoring with this free tool. With it, you can view 20+ key metrics including wait stats, reads/writes, sessions, and cache hits. You will have this alerting tool up and running in no time (and with no agents). NEW! Monitor SQL throughput including batches, compilations, recompilations, and transactions.

    Provided By Idera

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Smart Tools to Keep Your Data Clean

    This toolkit of programming APIs for .NET will verify addresses, phone numbers and email addresses at point of entry or in batch so you have clean contact data to power your applications, reduce waste and maintain contact with customers and prospects. Download a free trial now!

    Provided By Melissa Data Corp

  • Downloads // Apr 2012

    Guide to Microsoft software versions (4th edition)

    Scott Lowe updated his downloadable Excel table that lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. The table includes release dates, version numbers, dates of current support, and revision levels.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Mar 2012

    PowerTerm WebConnect - Enhancements to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS

    Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect - the alternative to Citrix - extends the functionality of WS08 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) with advanced centralized management, allowing IT organizations to reduce access management costs and complexities, protect past investments and improve the end-user experience. Using PowerTerm WebConnect, you will benefit from mixed server...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    SW: Smart Work for Healthcare demo

    Watch this demo and learn how combining Business Process Management, Collaboration and SOA enables an ER to: significantly improve the quality of patient care; handle emergencies better; access proper medical expertise (regardless of location); and increase its efficiency and effectiveness.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    WebSphere Lombardi Edition - Taking the Tour - Product Demo

    Take control of your key processes with our industry leading BPM suite (BPMS). Build, optimize and manage your process applications. Take the product demo tour of the Websphere Lombardi Edition by clicking through here.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2010

    Avoid scope creep! Try Jama Contour, collaborative requirements management

    If you're managing a complex project, then you know how difficult it is to keep everyone in sync on scope changes. It's a nightmare. Jama Contour changes that. Contour is a powerful, Web-based application that teams use for collaborative requirements management, scope reviews and approvals, release planning, traceability, test coverage,...

    Provided By Jama Software, Inc.

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Stop traveling - start training. Try GoToTraining free today.

    Move Your Training Program Online and Save Money You have to train people in multiple locations across the globe. Stop traveling and train right from your home or office with GoToTraining?. It takes just minutes to learn and costs a fraction of what your travel budget would be. ...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 questions on why IT is not a department anymore: An interview with Julius Tomei

    Longtime IT leader Julius Tomei has seen the role of IT change drastically over the past three decades. See why he believes IT has moved beyond crunching numbers, spitting out reports, and building applications to become embedded in the business.This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Product Download : End User Experience Monitoring Tool

    Monitoring actual end-user interaction is important to determine if your applications are available 24x7 and if their responses are quick enough. As businesses expand at a global level, it becomes all the more important to measure customer experience from different geographical locations. ManageEngine Applications Manager's Real Browser Monitor records web...

    Provided By ManageEngine

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Product Download : SAP Performance Monitoring Tool

    ManageEngine Applications Manager's SAP monitor enables you to the reap the benefits of having deployed SAP in your environment. The availability and performance of your complex SAP environment can be easily monitored from a centralized web console. Managing SAP becomes a relatively easy job.

    Provided By ManageEngine

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Accelerate Business Value with Web Portal Solutions -Podcast

    Listen to a series of podcast episodes that will help you learn how to improve workforce effectiveness, a key business objective that most organizations face today.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Risk Assessment tool - what's your risk?

    15 questions on your current risk posture based on results from 258 IT managers

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 types of system administrators you'll encounter in the field

    Spend enough time in the IT biz and you're bound to run across a few... characters. Justin James has identified some sys admins who are representative of the species.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    The 10 most cryptic project management expressions

    Project success requires clear communication among managers, team members, and stakeholders. Be sure you really know what's being said when you hear the terms on this list.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By John Sullivan

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    ITWorx relies on Rational AppScan to deliver highly secure applications

    ITWorx is one of the largest software professional services companies in Egypt, offering business intelligence solutions and portal development, SOA and application development services to companies around the world. The company made a strategic decision to differentiate their services by building security into its software development processes. Read this case...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Find out how quickly your green IT projects can pay off with this ROI tool

    If you're considering a green IT project, you probably want to know how quickly the project and offer a return on the investment you're making. With this online assessment tool, based on research from the Aberdeen Group, you can: Compare your plans and solutions with industry best practices...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Project risk management checklist

    Many projects have inherent risks that can wreak havoc if left unmanaged. This checklist will help you assess and minimize the risk potential for your project and head off possible problems.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Top 10 computer history Web sites

    If you're a computer history buff -- or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth -- check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tim Malone

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Find, analyze & resolve your toughest performance issues on SQL Server - FAST

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Help Desk & IT Asset Management Software – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® (WHD) is a web-based help desk software that simplifies, centralizes and automates help desk management tasks including ticketing management, IT asset management, IT change management, knowledge management, incident & problem management, SLA management, & more. SolarWinds WHD provides email-to-ticket automation, dynamically assigns, routes and escalates trouble...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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 // Jul 2006

    Download Savvion's Free Business Process Modeling Software

    The first step in improving your business processes is to articulate precisely where bottlenecks exist, and the most efficient way to do that is by simulating your existing processes using business process modeling software. To help you get started, Savvion offers its Process Modeler, a component of Savvion BusinessManager,...

    Provided By Savvion

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    IT project portfolio management tool

    Stay on top of your project portfolio with the help of this sample project management tool from seasoned IT leader Jay Rollins. For more information on classifying projects to make sure they mirror your organization's approach to business, see this entry in TechRepublic's CIO for Hire blog.

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Project business case template

    Before your stakeholders can prioritize a list of projects, it's critical to pull together the key information they can use for decision-making. This template will give you the framework for making sure you have a project overview that includes goals, requirements, potential benefits, estimated direct costs, success criteria, and project...

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Presentation: How to prioritize your company's projects

    Successfully managing a project portfolio entails getting approval on projects that match strategic objectives, prioritizing approved projects, fostering a sense of ownership among those responsible for project success, obtaining funding, and managing resources across multiple projects. This PowerPoint presentation will help you communicate these concepts and clarify roles and responsibilities.For...

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Jun 2007

    Price comparison: Zimbra vs. Exchange

    Get a detailed look at how the cost of implementing Zimbra compares to the cost of using Exchange. This worksheet looks at base OS cost, base application cost, total user cost, total upfront cost, and additional yearly cost -- as well as total cost for one through five years.See "Introducing...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    A pragmatic approach to training programmers

    Justin James believes there should be two educational tracks for software programmers: a true computer science program that focuses on a very mathematical, theoretical approach to programming, and a hands-on route that educates people to be real-world programmers. This TechRepublic download features his ideal course listing for such a training...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Top 10 computer history Web sites

    If you're a computer history buff -- or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth -- check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tim Malone

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    Software-as-a-Service; A Comprehensive Look at the Total Cost of Ownership of Software Applications

    Gartner estimates that the annual cost to own and manage traditional "on-premise" software applications can be up to four times the initial purchase price. This is due to a company's need to acquire and maintain the resources needed to support a large scale in-house software deployment; including: hardware, software upgrades...

    Provided By Business Objects

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Unemployment Rescue Kit

    When IT program manager Andrew Makar found himself the victim of unexpected downsizing, he mapped out a strategy for finding a new job - and it worked. The tips, tactics, and contact matrix tool included in this download will help you build your own plan of action for finding your...

    Provided By Andrew Makar

  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Self-assessment quiz: Are you a strong project manager?

    Answer these 10 questions to see which, if any, of your project management skills need shoring up. Do you abandon your work plan somewhere during the project life cycle--or never even create one in the first place? How about skimping a little on quality so you can deliver on...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Aug 2004

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jun 2001

    Download our project definition template for small and medium-size projects

    The first part of planning a project is to define the work. Download this project template to create a definition document to guide you through a project. This template focuses on the basic information you need for a small or medium-size project.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Smart Tools to Keep Your Data Clean

    This toolkit of programming APIs for .NET will verify addresses, phone numbers and email addresses at point of entry or in batch so you have clean contact data to power your applications, reduce waste and maintain contact with customers and prospects. Download a free trial now!

    Provided By Melissa Data Corp

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    10 IT health risks -- and how to combat them

    IT might not appear to be a high-risk field, but a surprising number of ailments can plague IT pros in all job roles. Suzanne Thornberry takes a look at some of the most prevalent health concerns and what you can do to protect yourself from them.This download is also available...

    Provided By Suzanne Thornberry

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 tips for keeping your job search under wraps

    If you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a new job, you need to be stealthy. These precautions will help you avoid getting busted.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10+ ways to work more effectively from home

    There are plenty of advantages to working from home, but there are certain pitfalls as well. Calvin Sun has worked from home for many years, and he offers some pointers for making things go smoothly.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    The 10 biggest failures in IT history

    We've debated the highlights of IT history. Now it's time to consider a few good ideas that went wrong - or that may have been ill-advised to begin with.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 // 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 // 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 // Apr 2012

    Guide to Microsoft software versions (4th edition)

    Scott Lowe updated his downloadable Excel table that lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. The table includes release dates, version numbers, dates of current support, and revision levels.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Jan 2008

    10 techniques for gathering requirements

    It's difficult to build a solution if you don't know the requirements. The "elicitation" step is where the requirements are first gathered from the client, and there are lots of ways to go about it. Each technique has value in certain circumstances, and you'll often need multiple techniques to gain...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 ways to get a slipping project back on track

    Plenty of things can derail a project plan: underestimated tasks, departing staff, misallocated resources. Here are some practical techniques that can correct the direction of a project that's losing ground.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Project risk management checklist

    Many projects have inherent risks that can wreak havoc if left unmanaged. This checklist will help you assess and minimize the risk potential for your project and head off possible problems.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    What IT pros should know about exposure to hazardous materials

    From circuit boards to monitors to batteries to cables, toxic substances pose a very real threat to those who work with computer equipment. Here are some hazmat basics that every IT pro should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our Network Administration blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways IT departments waste money

    IT is often a popular target for corporate cost-cutting. So the more you can identify and control unnecessary spending, the better you'll be able to fend off the budget axe. Here are a few areas where IT dollars often go to waste.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 things you should cover in your social networking policy

    As sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook become enmeshed with business uses, organizations need to establish guidelines for employees on workplace access and appropriate usage. Deb Shinder looks at 10 key considerations that such guidelines should address.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    The 10 best IT certification Web sites

    The world of IT certification has changed considerably over the past several years, as the demands of the IT industry and the market for tech talent have shifted. IT consultant and exam veteran Erik Eckel offers an update to his list of top 10 certification Web sites.This download is also...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things to look for in a domain registrar

    When you start looking for a domain registrar, you may discover some surprising differences in what they offer -- or neglect to offer. IT consultant Erik Eckel learned the hard way that it pays to shop around. Here's his list of the tools, services, and features that will make your...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10 reasons to purchase new hardware during a recession

    It may seem like the last thing you want to do in the midst of tough economic times is invest in new hardware. But IT consultant Erik Eckel suggests that trying to coast on failing or outdated equipment will cost you more in the long run.This download is also available...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 mistakes that rookie IT consultants make

    IT consulting is a tough, competitive field, and there are ample opportunities to mishandle the job. Erik Eckel offers some cautionary advice for IT consultants who are just starting out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 iPad business apps worth loading

    How business-friendly is the iPad? Pretty darn friendly, says one IT consultant -- as long as you load the right apps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel