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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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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

Six Considerations for Nurturing High Performance Teams
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the six most-important considerations for nurturing high performance teams in your organization. Read on here to access these innovative best practices.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Polycom, Inc.

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

Rapid Application Delivery in Action: Best Practices from the Trenches
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: Access this e-book for practical insight into rapid application development (RAD) and its main use cases. Also learn best practices from market leaders who have made RAD a reality within their businesses.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Mendix

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

ConnectWise

The MSP Guide to Higher Growth Part III: Efficiency, Tools and Best Practices
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you choose the right IT management solution set for you and your clients.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

Kaseya

Simplified Software Defined Networking (SDN) With Alcatel-Lucent Omniswitch Openflow API Mode
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how the OpenFlow API Mode can enhance your traditional enterprise network.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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

A Non-Geek’s Big Data Playbook: Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper bridges the gap between the big data specialist and the business professional that is trying to understand big data—specifically in the form of Hadoop. Gain access to 6 best practice "plays" that will help up your game with big data and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

SAS

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

Case Study: FIS Global Partners with Asigra to Provide Clients Enhanced Secure Data Protection that Meets Compliance Mandates
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: For financial services business, it's critical that client data remains accessible and securely stored. As business grows, you will need to upgrade your backup service portfolio with an advanced solution – but there are questions you should ask before choosing.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Asigra

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

Mobile Device Management 101: Everything You Need to Know for Mobile Success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securely managing mobile devices, apps and docs can be difficult without the right tools. However, with so many options employees have when a BYOD campaign is set in place, differences in operating systems and hardware create even more trouble.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

Best Practices for Virtualizing and Protecting Exchange Server
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to uncover the top-notch best practices for using Exchange Server in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

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

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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