Trying to come up to speed on technologies and initiatives that matter to your business\u2014and to the people who work for you? On the technology side, we have plenty of ABCs to get you started. But the how-it-works isn't always the most important part of a subject. Here we list several popular articles on what the \n\nboss should know about different subjects... from the point of view of the people involved.\n\nGetting Clueful: 7 Things CIOs Should Know About Agile DevelopmentAgile methodologies for software projects can help organizations create better software faster. Yeah, yeah, you've heard \n\nthat before. Here, experienced programmers explain the key ingredients to make those goals achievable.\n\nGetting Clueful: Seven Things the CIO Should Know About TelecommutingIT workers who telecommute share advice for their bosses about the process, technology, and attitudes necessary for staff \n\nto be productive when they work from home.\n\nGetting Clueful: Five Things You Should Know About Fighting SpamThe \n\nbattle for your users' e-mail inboxes probably will never end, but it's not a failure of technology. Experienced e-mail and \n\nsystem administrators share the key points they really, really wish you understood.\n\nGetting Clueful: Nine Things CIOs Should Know About Computer Consulting and ContractingThe hired guns of IT explain (in gory detail) the mistakes that enterprise IT managers make, \n\nand how to get the most out of the consulting budget.\n\n9 Reasons Why Application Developers Think Their CIO Is CluelessFrom \n\nbeing a control freak to being a vendor puppet, here are nine behaviors management needs to steer clear of or risk being \n\nlabeled "clueless."\n\nHow to Identify Bad CIOs in Their Natural HabitatBad CIOs are a blight \n\non the IT profession and on the organizations that employ them. The following list of behaviors common among bad CIOs will \n\nprevent you from hiring them into your organizations. If they're already there, it will give you good reason to eliminate \n\nthem.\n\nCIO's Top 10 Clues That You May Be a Bad BossAnd you won't find lack \n\nof technology chops here.\n\nHow Do You Spot a Bad CIO?What are the tell-tale signs? Is it possible for recruiters and hiring managers to read the writing on \n\nthe wall before they hire the stinker CIO? Meridith Levinson started an active discussion on the topic.