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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 Functional Model for Data Management
sponsored by Baseline Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how organizations are using a holistic data management perspective to optimize data usage regardless of where the information resides. It shows how when information is shared across the enterprise, business decisions are more robust, and decision makers have access to the widest array of input, with the greatest quality.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Baseline Consulting

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By implementing loyalty programs that are integrated across sales, service, and marketing - across all channels of interaction - a firm can greatly enhance the customer experience, increase customer retention, and foster development of a community of people who serve as advocates for the business.
Posted: 27 Apr 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming five real-world challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Success with server virtualization is leading many firms to explore the next frontier - virtualizing employee desktops. The opportunities are significant, but so are the challenges, both technical and psychological.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 21 Apr 2009

Citrix

The Top 3 Cost-Cutting Mistakes CIOs Make And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The current economic downturn has resulted in contraction of IT Department budgets and a mandate to allocate resources to only the most critical projects, then execute it flawlessly. In these tough times, it is imperative for CIOs to deliver more value as IT budgets fall.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

State of the Market: Microsoft Sharepoint
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Some may argue that SharePoint is not a panacea and is perhaps being over-used while many organizations around the world are reportedly using it for one or more ECM-related projects. This paper focuses on a survey conducted by AIIM that sheds light on the reality of SharePoint adoption and practice within the enterprise.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
sponsored by Plex Systems
WHITE PAPER: ERP on the Shop Floor is as critical to the viability of the enterprise as any component in the execution of manufacturing. High performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data collected from the shop floor to the top floor is key to reducing costs, streamlining operations and improving customer satisfaction.
Posted: 31 Mar 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Plex Systems

Best Practices for Managing Your BlackBerry Environment
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This reference document will provide you with detailed information on how to effectively manage your BlackBerry Enterprise Server architecture.
Posted: 18 Mar 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

BlackBerry

SOA Governance: Framework and Best Practices
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a framework and best practices for governance as it specifically relates to Service Orientated Architecture (SOA). It also introduces a Six Steps to Successful SOA Governance model.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 May 2007

Oracle Corporation

SOA Best Practices: The BPEL Cookbook
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Aug 2007

Oracle Corporation

IT governance: enabling high performance in turbulent times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how CIOs can use governance best practices to mitigate the depth and duration of performance declines that often accompany periods of change and innovation. It will clarify what governance is - and isn't - and articulate how CIOs can begin to improve governance within their organizations.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Five best practices for deploying a successful service-oriented architecture: Leveraging lessons learned from the IBM Academy of Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about the five best practices for deploying successful SOA and see rapid return on your investment.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Best Practices for Power Equipment Startup
sponsored by Square D Critical Power Competency Center
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the need for a systematized program for new power equipment startup and the best practices and pitfalls that exist with regards to power equipment startup.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Square D Critical Power Competency Center

6 Best Practices for Preventing Enterprise Data Loss
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Nearly 220 million electronic records have been breached since January 2005, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. This paper outlines six best practices for corporations seeking to prevent enterprise data loss in order to protect revenue, limit customer attrition, and meet government regulatory requirements.
Posted: 05 Feb 2009 | Published: 05 Feb 2009

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Best Practices for VMware ESX Server 3.0 Backup on NetApp
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses how Network Appliance and VMware ESX Server 3.0 work together to provide an effective backup solution in the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) environment. The goal of the VMware/NetApp solution is to provide a crash-consistent process that takes advantage of snapshot-based backups.
Posted: 30 Jan 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

NetApp

Manage Your Metadata to Better Manage Your Business
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Metadata management is the foundation of data integration. This white paper examines the business advantages of effective metadata management.
Posted: 28 Jan 2009 | Published: 28 Jan 2009

Informatica

Channel Sales Management: New Applications for High-Tech Vendors
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Channel management is a pressing issue for high-tech manufacturers that sell through partners. IDC believes that companies that leverage channels partners should begin to integrate channel management into broader corporate infrastructure applications that include the supply chain and potentially PLM applications.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Winning the War for Talent: Effective Talent Management in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This SAP Executive Insight examines how your company can win the war for talent by answering the following questions: What challenges do today's upstream oil and gas human resource (HR) organizations face, what's the specific impact, and how do leading HR organizations perform?
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Seven Tips for Profiting from Lean Times with CRM
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With their rapid speed of deployment, integrated analytics and built-in best practices, on-demand CRM solutions can quickly vault a sales organization ahead of its rivals. And because of their flexible licensing structure, on-demand solutions can be deployed selectively, enabling businesses to deploy only as much CRM as they need.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 26 Jan 2009

Oracle Corporation

Data, Disconnected: Communications Firms Take the Necessary Steps to Build Greater Accuracy into Their Customer Management Processes
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper for the communications sector examines how inaccurate data can impact customer relationships and how implementing a multi-phase process can help feed cleaner customer data into enterprise solutions to maximize return on investment.
Posted: 20 Jan 2009 | Published: 20 Jan 2009

Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software

Best Practices for a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In order to ensure theĀ enterprise data warehouse will get the optimal performance and will scale as your data set grows you need to get three fundamental things correct, the hardware configuration, the data model and the data loading process.
Posted: 19 Jan 2009 | Published: 19 Jan 2009

Oracle Corporation

Why Should You Consider Procurement Outsourcing? A Holistic Approach towards Vertically Integrated to Virtually Integrated Business Process Services
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Procurement Outsourcing is defined as a process wherein organizations take a calculated approach of moving some of their processes around source to pay to a specialist.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 13 Jan 2009

Wipro Technologies

Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Here are four common mistakes an implementation leader and team can make, and suggestions on how to avoid them.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

Enabling Sustainable Compliance Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to see how adopting a sustainable security compliance strategy minimizes risk, while making proper use of people, process and technology. Also learn how you can cost-effectively comply with regulations, while maintaining business flexibility to achieve mission goals.
Posted: 22 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

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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