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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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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

Gigaom Research Web-scale IT for the enterprise
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Web-scale IT is an approach where companies re-architect their own infrastructure and organizations to create a new way of building and operating hyperscale datacenters.This white paper describes considerations and best practices for implementing web-scale IT.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Nutanix

CIOs' Guide: Endpoint Data Protection for the Mobile World
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses endpoint data protection challenges and offers solutions for meeting requirements.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Druva Software

Big Data Must Become a First Class Citizen in the Enterprise
sponsored by Cloudera
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the "embrace and extend" approach that will make big data and Hadoop first-class citizens in the enterprise.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

Cloudera

Retail Branch Networks: The Keystone to Bank-Customer Relationships
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Uncover best practices for working within retail branch banking environments so you can ensure a great customer experience.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Industry Experts Share Their Thoughts on the World of Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Find out what 5 pros have to say about their customer experience journey and find out how you can apply their best practices to your own.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

[24]7

Omni Channel Product Recommendations – Maximizing Impact & Customer Engagement
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Ensure you know all the best practices for omni-channel recommendations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

99.9999 Percent Data Availability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The Get 6-Nines Guarantee Program provides a set of specific best practices for maintaining 99.9999 percent availability for mission-critical applications. Read on to find out how to achieve uninterrupted access to your storage data and meet the needs of your workloads.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the five step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

Is Your BI Ready for the Future?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn about new, leading analytics and data management practices that can help you reap the benefits of mobile, social, big data and cloud technologies.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices for Delivering a Personalized Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the changing nature of the customer experience; outline the need for and benefits of a multi-channel contact center; highlight the key drivers and challenges companies must consider as they embark on this approach; identify what to look for in a vendor partner; and offer best practices for success.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Genesys

Future-proof your mobility strategy with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover best practices to future-proof your mobile strategy in the evolving world of devices, operating systems, work habits and mobile business models. Also, find out how Dell Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) can help maintain security and control administrative complexity.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses best practices from analytics leaders so businesses can improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

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

IBM

Evolution of SOA: Develop SOA with Lower Upfront Investment and Risk
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: When service-oriented architecture (SOA) first hit the IT scene, the wide-spread project failures had many IT professionals writing it off as a waste of time and money. This paper explores how you can overcome previous SOA challenges and provides the benefits it has to offer, best practices for selecting a solution, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 02 Nov 2012

MuleSoft

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 HP 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

HP and Intel

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

Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The volumes of information about business solutions, best practices and analytics technology often neglect to appropriately represent the impact of hardware infrastructure on the success of business analytics projects. Read this white paper to learn what does and doesn't work in business analytics infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Cloud & Outsourcing - Why Partnering Strategies Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how outsourcing motivations have changed and why you should adapt your sourcing strategies to keep up.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Governance from the Ground Up: Launching Your Information Governance Initiative
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER:  Download this resource now to help ensure that you treat your information as a business asset and not let it become just a by-product of the systems that use it. Inside you'll read 5 common information governance challenges, 6 key tips to a successful information governance initiative, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Intel IT's Data Center Strategy for Business Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers advice on aligning your data center investments with business need. It details today's best practices for effective data center management strategies.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn 11 best practice peer code review tips to optimize review sessions, improve code, and make the most of valuable time. Some of the key findings include how many lines of code you should review in an hour, annotating code before you begin reviewing, leveraging a check list system, and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

SmartBear 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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