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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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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

Avoiding the Economic Cliff by Managing the Data Center Floor
sponsored by Global DataCenter Management, Inc. (GDCM)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews a just-in-time technology to help IT pros defer the ever-increasing cost of the data center: raising the data center floor. Doing so can optimize space, power, and cooling, while also enhancing availability and service levels.
Posted: 03 Nov 2008 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Global DataCenter Management, Inc. (GDCM)

Mainframe Tape Technology: Eight Myths, Realities and Best Practices
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: CA Tape Encryption is an innovative, flexible, easily implemented comprehensive z/OS tape protection solution that ensures your data is not breached even if the tapes fall into the wrong hands.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 Oct 2008

CA Technologies.

Best Practices in Instant Messaging Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Instant messaging is a powerful tool, but is your organization protected from malware/viruses, reduced productivity and accidental transfer of sensitive documents? Read this paper to learn how to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Oct 2008

Dell Software

Evolution Vs. Revolution: Driving B2B Efficiencies Forward with People, Processes and Technology Tools
sponsored by SEEBURGER
WHITE PAPER: B2B integration technology, offers powerful and complementary tools and services for seamless business integration and meeting the challenges of global collaboration.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

SEEBURGER

Best Practice Guidelines for SAP Solutions on VMware® Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides best practice guidelines for deploying SAP software solutions on VMware Infrastructure 3.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 24 Oct 2008

VMware and Intel

10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents 10 best practices that can greatly reduce or even eliminate the angst so commonly associated with IT audits.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Dell Software

Automating Closed-Loop Marketing
sponsored by Neolane Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Aberdeen research reveals closed-loop marketing practices and processes are fundamental drivers of superior performance for Best-in-Class companies; making closed-loop marketing as important today as it ever was in the past.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Neolane Inc.

Cool IT Equipment Efficiently to Lower Energy Use and Cut Costs
sponsored by Upsite Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To optimize your data center infrastructure, consider these four practical best practice steps that Upsite's engineers have devised for solving cooling inefficiencies through proper airflow management.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 09 Oct 2008

Upsite Technologies, Inc.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Best Practices Data Storage Setup
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended to be a starting point to tune and optimize the storage system within the Exchange environment.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Virtualization from the Datacenter to the Desktop
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the role virtualization should take in an optimized IT infrastructure, and presents a set of principles and best practices to build a comprehensive virtualization strategy for the organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

Microsoft

Overcoming the Challenges of Green Procurement through eProcurement
sponsored by Dimension Data Global
WHITE PAPER: This eBook discusses nine eProcurement best practices. It also demonstrates how they will help you reduce environmental waste while implementing and managing your Green purchasing program.
Posted: 30 Sep 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

Dimension Data Global
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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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