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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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Guide to Improving Your Tape Storage Practices
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Proper security of data backups doesn’t just happen. It requires thoughtful planning and careful controls. Given the implications of failure – reputational damage, direct costs, compliance issues, and sub-optimal business operations - companies owe it to themselves to take data backup security seriously.
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

Iron Mountain

Encrypting Private Data 101
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Data protection is critical insurance against loss of data that could cripple a business. Creating a successful disaster recovery and data protection plan requires people, process and technology in the right recipe to be successful. It is not easy work, but it is essential work.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Iron Mountain

The 10 most overlooked payroll pitfalls
sponsored by Ultimate Software
WHITE PAPER: While most common payroll process errors are avoidable, they are also easily overlooked. Unfortunately even the smallest errors can lead to long-term issues and increased expenses. Read more to find out the top 10 payroll pitfalls and how to prevent them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Ultimate Software

Avoiding the 8 common mistakes of Windows 7 migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: More organizations are beginning to see a Windows 7 migration as an opportunity for significant performance and efficiency gains within their IT infrastructure. In addition, many are thinking about conducting a PC refresh along with their Windows 7 migration. Understand how you can be successful in this process now.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

 Password Self Help – Password Reset for IBM i
sponsored by Safestone Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about a self help password application that can give you a high ROI and free up time to work on more business critical issues.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Safestone Technologies

Best Practices for Protecting Laptop Data
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: As data growth increases, and that data increasingly finds its way onto laptops, the threats of data loss and security breaches have also increased. To guard corporate data on endpoints at all times, companies can follow a number of data protection and data security best practices. Incorporating these can help you keep IT costs in check and more.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

i365, makers of Evault

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how  agile and cloud-computing initiatives can act as catalysts to the ever important  relationship between development and operations. The result is higher-performing, easier-to-manage, more reliable and more cost-efficient applications and services. Learn more here.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

HP Software

Cloud Computing: Defined and Demystified
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the term cloud computing is defined, along with the distinguishing advantages and disadvantages of different types of cloud deployments. It can help you find the right approach for your enterprise.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

New Voice of the CIO: Insights From The Global Chief Information Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper, an overview of the findings of the IBM Global CIO Study, can help you get a clearer view of the challenges IT is facing and how some of the most successful CIOs and IT organizations are meeting those challenges.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

NC State makes a breakthrough in improving access to academic computing resources.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how IBM and NC State created a “cloud computing” model for provisioning technology that offered a quantum improvement in access, efficiency and convenience over traditional computer labs.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

Cloud computing for the enterprise, Part 3: Using WebSphere CloudBurst to create private clouds
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to IBM® WebSphere® CloudBurst™ and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

IBM

Case Study QuickView: IBM applies cloud environment to create a virtual benchmark center for high-performance computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This abbreviated case study offers a quick glance at the time savings and cost efficiency achieved by the IBM Benchmark Center using cloud computing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

IBM

Information Quality Management (IQM): Assessing Your IQM Practice
sponsored by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are starting to see the connection between making information available and leveraging it to be more agile and productive. This paper offers a practical guide to assess your information quality maturity level, and provides a framework to align information quality management practices to business objectives and results.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

The Business Case for Data Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the drivers for adopting a strategic approach to data security, compares and contrasts current approaches, and presents the Return on Security Investment (ROSI) of viable data security solutions.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Imperva

10 Building Blocks for Securing File Data
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes ten phases for securing file data, including how and when to use these basic capabilities, as well as when to deploy other complementary technologies.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Imperva

Five Keys to Preventing Data Corruption in Storage Environments
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The lifeblood of a corporation is in the information that it generates and stores. Due to the increasing amount of data and information that an organization must protect, robust computer systems are essential for survival. Read this white paper to learn about the 5 keys to preventing data corruption in your storage system.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

7 Success Factors for Today's Supply Chain Projects
sponsored by Kinaxis
WHITE PAPER: In today’s economic climate, no manufacturer can afford to fund any supply chain management (SCM) project that fails to deliver results. This white paper describes seven success factors for today’s SCM projects, which have been identified by seasoned executives with decades of experience in the field.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Kinaxis

Best Practices for Breaking Down the Barriers to Centralized Virtual Server Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of server virtualization are becoming so well-known that it has become a mandate in many organizations to virtualize all new application servers. But a barrier that is sometimes invisible to enterprises is how to best manage their virtual servers teams and which of their responsibilities, should be centralized. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

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: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Breaking Down the Barriers to Centralized Virtual Server Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of server virtualization are becoming so well-known that it has become a mandate in many organizations to virtualize all new application servers. But a barrier that is sometimes invisible to enterprises is how to best manage their virtual servers teams and which of their responsibilities, should be centralized. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 18 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server and VMware Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: You can virtualize SQL Server successfully using VMware Infrastructure. The vast majority of SQL Server deployments are good candidates for virtualization and can benefit from improvements offered by a virtualized infrastructure—such as improved management, availability, and scalability—thus reducing overall TCO.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

 Safer web browsing in four steps
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Accessing the web poses enormous risks, yet you can’t afford to be isolated from the internet and its resources. This white paper examines the latest web threats, and recommends four best practices and a layered approach that enables your users while also protecting your organization’s endpoints, network and data.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Zen and the Art of the Balanced Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As much an art as a science, the balanced scorecard is a living process that must be adaptive to constantly changing external forces and internal course corrections. You learn as you go. This paper contains a few guiding principles that will help you along the way.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Business Intelligence for the Retail Industry
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: To gain greater business insight and transparency, organisations urgently require a new generation of business intelligence tools and applications that allows cross-enterprise, interenterprise and external data to be integrated and analysed. This paper we discusses how technological advances are enabling improved decision making.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
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 2010.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
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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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