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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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10 Key DevOps Principles for ITSM Practictioners
sponsored by Cherwell
WHITE PAPER: Why is there so much friction between the two? How can they work together? Why can't we all just along? This white paper answers the first two questions, breaking down how DevOps and ITSM work together, and provides you with ten principles to guide ITSM through their portion of the DevOps initiative.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Cherwell

A CIO's Guide to Rethinking IT Service Management
sponsored by Cherwell
WHITE PAPER: CIOs and senior IT executives need to adapt the way they approach IT service management in response to their new roles as business strategists. Access this white paper to learn how CIOs are restructuring their ITSM strategies to assist in their new roles as business value drivers, as well as what to look for in a modern ITSM platform.
Posted: 24 Jul 2017 | Published: 24 Jul 2017

Cherwell

The Effect Of Regular, Skilled Preventive Maintenance And Remote Monitoring On Critical Power System Reliability
sponsored by Vertiv
WHITE PAPER: The single most important activity to maximize the reliability of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units and the battery systems upon which they depend is...preventive maintenance (PM). Access this paper to analyze the impact of PM, how to reduce time between failures, and discover a PM program that can save you valuable time in the long run.
Posted: 22 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Vertiv

Enterprise DevOps: Building a Service Oriented Organization
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: DevOps is a fluid term, but now we need to nail it down. This white paper settles the definition of DevOps and describes the practices that best support it in creating the right organizational structure and managing the transformation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Atos

The Top Six Microservices Patterns: How To Choose The Right Architecture For Your Organization
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations are dragging their heels when it comes to adopting microservices because they see it as having a one-size-fits-all architecture. In reality, it's much more flexible. This white paper approaches microservices as a series of overlapping patterns from which you can pick and choose to adopt depending on your unique situation.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

How to Transform to the Right Mix of Hybrid Infrastructure
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: The current business flow is seeing near constant turbulence, and you need the ability to respond to disruptive business models in a moment's notice. Hybrid infrastructure gives you that flexibility. This white paper walks you through a checklist of best practices to adopting a hybrid infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Customer Experience In The Digital Age: 5 Key Trends To Watch For
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience is becoming a major differentiator in an increasingly digital marketplace. Access this white paper to uncover the 5 key trends for improving customer experience this year, and how you can apply them to your organization.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

[24]7

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 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 5 best practices for taking advantage of your available data.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Tableau Software

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

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Corporate

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

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

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

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® Corporate
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® Corporate

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

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
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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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