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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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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

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.

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

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 the 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

Simple Ways to Get the Most from Your Blade Environment
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Bladed environments have proven their ability to reduce complexity and costs, while also delivering an impressive level of flexibility to help organizations of all types and sizes quickly adapt to evolving requirements and realities.
Posted: 20 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

HP & Intel®

NetApp and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 Storage Best Practices
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Have you extended your virtual infrastructure to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization? This white paper serves as an in-depth, step-by-step guide to successful storage virtualization.
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 | Published: 19 Dec 2008

NetApp

Dell Storage Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide primarily focused on storage arrays based on their support for key virtualization features, such as high availability and virtual machine migration.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Dell Networking Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This solutions guide details the four available networking configurations, and the advantages and disadvantages of each with an emphasis on typical Dell system configuration and the hardware offerings.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to Hyper-V virtualization, discusses the overall architecture and underlying technologies, and offers guidance on best practices for deployment on Dell PowerEdge servers.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell and Microsoft

WPA2 Security: Choosing the Right WLAN Authentication Method for Homes and Enterprises
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will explore the authentication methods available with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) and identify several important best practices to consider when deploying a wireless network at home or in the enterprise.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Oct 2008

Global Knowledge

Best Practices for Automating SAP® Order-to-Cash
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how SAP® Business Suite customers can use Winshuttle software to automate the Order-to-Cash business process through the user-enabled loading of Excel data.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 04 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

Best Practices for Data Loading into SAP ERP Systems
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines existing data-loading methods and best practices to easily incorporate data into SAP solutions.
Posted: 03 Dec 2008 | Published: 03 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

How to Start a Windows Vista Pilot Deployment
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Thinking about deploying Windows Vista? This guide gives an overview of how to successfully manage a pilot program that provides the best experience for pilot users and helps to provide positive project justification to business decision makers.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Microsoft

Moving to Disk-based Backup? Seven Key Questions to Ask
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Backing up to disk instead of tape eliminates the hassles of tape, provides faster backups and restores, improves security and streamlines operations. Learn about the 7 critical questions to ask when considering a move to disk-based backup.
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 | Published: 20 Oct 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Citrix XenApp 5.0: Preparing for a Successful Migration
sponsored by visionapp
WHITE PAPER: Citrix XenApp 5.0 offers new functionality: with preferential load balancing, preset values can now be applied to both specific users and particular applications.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

visionapp

Adobe Solutions for eLearning: Transforming Customer Service in the Telecommunications Industry
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Adobe eLearning solutions enable enterprises to deploy rapid, real-time training for CSRs while helping them correlate training effectiveness with business results.
Posted: 12 Nov 2008 | Published: 12 Nov 2008

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Controlling Risk: Quality Management for SAP® Implementations and Upgrades
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper summarizes the benefits of using HP software throughout the SAP application lifecycle, while focusing primarily on ensuring a smooth implementation, upgrade and go live with SAP applications.
Posted: 07 Nov 2008 | Published: 07 Nov 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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