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DEFINITION: A best practice is a technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result. A commitment to using the best practices in any field is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one's disposal to ensure success. The term is used frequently in the fields of health care, government administration, the education system, project management,  … 
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A Guide To Growing The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how, with the right training, a good employee can be made into a great employee. Inside, gain tips to help you build a culture which fosters learning and growth. Plus, find out ways you can discover the right candidate, such as hiring for potential, looking at applicants' ability to adapt, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Pluralsight

Transform your Workplace for the Digital Age
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Speed and efficiency are absolute necessities in today's business landscape, but new technologies have given way to challenges that many organizations are struggling with. Access this white paper to learn how to overcome some of these challenges and how to handle your business' digital transformation.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Accenture

5 Useful IT Best Practices That You Can Easily Apply to Your Entire Business
sponsored by Requuest
WHITE PAPER: Discover 5 easy IT best practices that you can easily apply to make a difference in day-to-day business activities without any IT expertise. Plus, learn how these practices can also be applied on a larger scale throughout the rest of your business.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Requuest

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Best Practices for Modernizing Enterprise Decision Making
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, 3 professors share insights and best practices for improving your organization's data-informed decision making. Discover the importance of visualizing data, tailoring analytics reports to meet specific needs, cultivating a culture of data-informed decision making, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

SAS

Delivering Transformation: A Proven Way to Modernize your Oracle Database Technology Platform
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
WHITE PAPER: As more companies undergo digital transformations, we're seeing a clearer path to success emerge. Explore the 5 stages of delivering Oracle database technology modernization and learn several best practices that can be applied to other areas of your digital transformation strategy.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Cintra/Oracle

How to Avoid a Corporate Apocalypse
sponsored by POP, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There's a good chance you have zombies in your office. Disengaged employees easily spread negativity like a virus to even the most engaged employees. Learn the 5 levels of the employee engagement scale and how to cure your zombie infection before it takes over your corporate environment.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

POP, Inc.

Survey Report: Insights from Today's Customer Service Leaders
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Customer service is difficult to master, but this survey report offers insights from 200 U.S. customer service leaders. Inside you will learn about common practices among these leaders and see how you can apply them within your organization.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

5 Best Practices for Tableau & Hadoop
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: The Big Data era has arrived. Data volumes are accelerating and organizations are shifting their data infrastructures to support the new normal in data. Read on to learn five best practices for taking advantage of your available data.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Tableau Software

The Intersection of DevOps and ITIL
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In order to continue to be relevant and of high value, ITIL must continue to benefit from other complementary best-practices for IT. DevOps, an approach that encourages improved communication, collaboration, and teamwork across development and operations, can have a positive influence in improving ITIL processes across the service life-cycle.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

Best practices for deploying enterprise-grade OpenStack cloud platform implementations
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to examine the unique demands of implementing an enterprise cloud platform. Learn best practices for availability, scalability, networking, and management.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Red Hat

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Success
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insider tips and best practices for hiring the right sales people, compensating them fairly, and creating smart and effective sales processes. Additionally, learn seven things to consider before hiring a sales rep.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

ConnectWise

Best Practices to Enable Clinician Mobility for Patient-Centered Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper can help you understand mobility and its best practices for healthcare and other large organizations. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Citrix

Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you should know about providing a high quality customer experience across all channels.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

SAS

Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IFS

How Finance Teams Can Help Their Organizations Get Future-Ready
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how finance teams can improve performance management, embrace lean practices, implement a scrum methodology, and more. Access now to find out what the best practices are for making your business future-ready.
Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Commvault

Big data integration and Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a best practices approach to planning your Hadoop big data project, that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels. Read on to create an optimized big data integration approach and architecture.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Five Best Practices for Maximizing Big Data ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive e-paper to uncover 5 best practices for maximizing big data ROI, and find out what's driving more organizations to take an interest in big data.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

EMC Isilon Best Practices for Hadoop Data Storage
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the best practices for setting up and managing the HDFS service on an EMC Isilon cluster to optimize data storage for Hadoop analytics.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 5-step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

Requirements for a Successful Cloud: a Checklist for your Cloud Journey
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: Are you considering implementing cloud into your IT environment? It's a big move, so make sure you're prepared for the road ahead. Read on to make sure your push to cloud is successful and meets all of your business needs.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

BMC Software
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BEST PRACTICES DEFINITION (continued): …  hardware and software product development, and elsewhere.In software development, a best practice is a well-defined method that contributes to a successful step in product development. Throughout the software industry, several best practices are widely followed. Some of the more commonly used are: an iterative development process, requirement management, quality control, and change control. An iterative (meaning repetitive) development process, which progresses in incremental stages, helps to maintain a focus on manageable tasks and ensures that earlier stages are successful before the later … 
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