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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 Practical Approach to Building a Comprehensive and Compliant RIM Program
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the important steps to achieve successful and compliant records and information management (RIM).
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

Benchmarking Your Digital Strategy
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Every business has a digital presence that impacts their brand and could hinder potential sales if not properly managed. In order to survive in today's digital era, traditional marketing practices need to be overhauled. Read on to learn 10 key strategies marketers need to be successful in digital marketing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

5 strategies for managing a new generation of employees
sponsored by Ultimate Software
WHITE PAPER: It's been estimated that there are 80 million milennials in the US, and roughly half are in today's workforce. But as many companies are discovering, managing milennials requires a dramatically different approach than managing their predecessors. Read on to learn 5 key principles of effectively managing this new generation of employee.
Posted: 11 Jan 2013 | Published: 11 Jan 2013

Ultimate Software

Best Practices in Unified Records Management to Reduce Risks and Support Data Growth
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: With the volume of your paper and digital records steadily increasing, the need for a records management policy that effectively manages both is a top priority. Read on to discover how a unified records management strategy can help you get control of all your business-critical records. Plus, learn 5 key features of an effective program.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Evaluating Your Options for Effective Records Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: For today's organizations the onslaught of physical and digital records has made effectively managing business-critical records more complex than ever before. This paper aims to breakdown the complexity but exploring the pros and cons of the top 3 records management approaches. Plus, discover key best practices that enhance your chances of success.
Posted: 27 Nov 2012 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Records Management Strategies for Social Media Compliance
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: According Smithsonian Magazine, by 2013 businesses will generate as much data every 10 minutes as was generated in the world through 2003 – most of which will be social media data. Does you have a solid plan in place to effectively manage these social records? Read on to learn 5 steps to devising a social media records management program.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Don't Overlook Records Management in Business Continuity Planning
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Effective business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning is a critical aspect of any business – without it you're at risk for serious consequences. But many enterprises today make the mistake of only planning for digital files. Read on to learn 10 steps to crafting a BC/DR plan for your digital and physical records.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Evolution of SOA: Develop SOA with Lower Upfront Investment and Risk
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: When service-oriented architecture (SOA) first hit the IT scene, the wide-spread project failures had many IT professionals writing it off as a waste of time and money. This paper explores how you can overcome previous SOA challenges and provides the benefits it has to offer, best practices for selecting a solution, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 02 Nov 2012

MuleSoft

Top HR challenges and strategies to resolve them
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Organizing, indexing and storing info is paramount to HR departments today. This paper offers up five best practices for elevated HR efficiency. Read this and learn why reducing paper, employing a hybrid approach based on both paper and digital records, and joining forces with a trusted partner can enable swifter and more efficient operations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

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

The Virtual Presenter's Handbook
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Speaking at a web seminar involves much more skill and strategy than you might expect. Check out this e-book to explore six witty chapters of tips, advice and insight on delivering virtual presentations and learn how to keep your audience tuned in and interested!
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Citrix

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're using agile methodologies or a traditional waterfall approach, this white paper can tell you how cloud can be your opportunity to integrate apps and ops into a seamless team that produces and maintains higher-quality applications and services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

7 Steps to Success with An Automated Development/Test Cloud
sponsored by Eucalyptus Systems
WHITE PAPER: Automating your software delivery process and integrating it with cloud-based IaaS is the best way to keep pace with today’s software building, testing and deploying demands.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

Eucalyptus Systems

ERP in SME Fueling Growth and Profits
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This Aberdeen Group research report provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at companies leveraging ERP solutions as a strategic weapon.  This report reviews methodologies and technologies with best practice identification and actionable recommendations.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 13 Sep 2011

Sage Software

Windows 7 Migration: Inevitable and Necessary for Most IT Shops, but Time and Tools are Essential Ingredients for Success
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: For IT decision-makers, moving to Windows 7 is more a matter of "how" rather than "when," especially with XP support ending in 2014. Learn about tools that can ease your migration process and key preparations to undergo before migrating.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

RES Software

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell KACE
WHITE PAPER: Migration to Windows 7 is a future reality for most. Regardless of the starting point, a migration to Windows 7 is a path that holds as many questions and challenges as it does potential rewards. Planning now can ensure a smooth transition in the future.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

Dell KACE

Manchester Essex Regional School District: Virtualization helps a Massachusetts school district deliver better education while reducing costs, IT staff burdens and environmental impact
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Manchester Essex Regional School District was looking to build a new school for its 8500 student body, tasking the IT department with finding the most effective way to help build and manage an energy-efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper highlights how VMware data center virtualization and other software helped them achieve their goals.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

VMware, Inc.

The Power of Collaboration within Unified Communications
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper discover the collaboration tools that will enable you to create an effective unified communications strategy, while offering the best practices for adoption.
Posted: 11 Jul 2011 | Published: 11 Jul 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask themselves many questions, including “How do my metrics compare to my peers with respect to virtualizing my IT environment?”. This exclusive white paper highlights top anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits. Learn more here.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization Planning Guide
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization, what is it and what does it mean for your organization and IT shop? This exclusive white paper provides an in-depth review of what it is, what it is not and steps for planning a desktop virtualization deployment. Begin to understand what desktop virtualization is and what it can mean to your organization and IT shop.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

Intel

The Desktop Transformation Project Virtual Desktops – Demystified
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization has become a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. Review this white paper and learn the technical basics of this initiative along with the expected benefits this environment can bring to your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Matrix42
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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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