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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

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

IDC White Paper: Driving Productivity with Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix Systems and Wyse
WHITE PAPER: Zero client devices are changing the way people look at desktop virtualization for the workplace. In this white paper, IDC explores the challenges facing companies looking to implement the technology, discusses the market forecast and provides an overview of the benefits of Virtual Client Computing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 May 2011

Citrix Systems and Wyse

Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Client virtualization is a complex beast. This white paper highlights some of the general issues and concerns surrounding this initiative.
Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | Published: 10 Jun 2011

Intel

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
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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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