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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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Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Integrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SAP
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the innovations in Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 that make interoperability with SAP easier than ever.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Business Process Lifecycle Management (BPLM) Enabled SAP Implementation
sponsored by Atos Origin
WHITE PAPER: In this paper a 20 year veteran in the chemical manufacturing sector provides Best Practices for BPLM enabled SAP implementations.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

Atos Origin

Virtualizing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 on Dell™ Systems Running Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, various configurations of Exchange Server 2007 are tested in physical and virtual environments to evaluate the performance scalability and to understand the sizing requirements for Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Dell™ Reference Architecture Sizing and Best Practices for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 in a VMware® ESX Server Environment using EqualLogic PS Series Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the Dell Reference Architecture, a blueprint or a starting configuration, for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized server environment and provides guidelines for designing and sizing the storage for the same using Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage systems.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc.

Deploying Operating System Images on Dell Business Client Systems using Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 provides unified processes and tools for desktop and server OS deployment using a common deployment console and a collection of best practices. The toolkit provides a single mechanism for image creation and an automated installation process to reduce deployment time.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Winning the Performance Battle: Standardizing Best Practices with Technology
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the important elements and key benefits of standardizing business processes and operating procedures based on uniform, organization wide technology. It also serves as a guide for engineering and construction (E&C) firms choosing the right technology to promote standardization across their organizations.
Posted: 09 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Change Management Best Practices for the Engineering and Construction Industry
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to highlight best practices of identifying and managing changes that might occur on a construction project, and provide a process to effectively manage changes on construction projects.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Oracle Corporation

Migrating Users from Physical Workstations to XenDesktop
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This document provides recommendations and best practices for moving a user’s data from their physical corporate workstations into the virtual Citrix XenDesktop environment.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

Citrix

Sustainability Matters: Why - and how - business is widening its focus to consider the needs of stakeholders
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how running a responsible business and high levels of performance do not have to work against each other. And it makes a case for why sustainability issues should simply be part of a company’s overall performance management practices.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Implementable Best Practices Speed Chemical Industry SAP ERP Deployments
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read ARC's view on how SAP's best practices and SAP Business All-in-One solutions for chemicals ensure rapid deployment with low risk for small and midsize companies.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

The 10 Best Practices for Performance Management
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the 10 best practices in performance management and how to apply them to your company and your online store to increase the overall customer experience, which is important now more than ever.
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 | Published: 03 Aug 2009

Gomez

Managing Your Data Assets
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Information management is integral to successfully maintaining a competitive advantage. The value of all your data can increase or decrease over time depending on how you manage it. Read on to learn how to gain the insights into information management you need to succeed and gain that competitive edge that is now more important than ever.
Posted: 30 Jul 2009 | Published: 30 Jul 2009

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Best Practices for Migrating SAP Environments
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Sun BluePrints™ article explains the process of moving an SAP environment from one system to another, and describes the resources and services available from Sun to assist users planning a migration.
Posted: 21 Jul 2009 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

PCI Compliance Made Simple
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: Major data breaches have caused untold damage. These unfortunate events have led to the creation of a data security standard (PCI DSS) that all payment card industry members must comply to. This white paper helps to simplify and provide a deeper understanding of the PCI DSS v1.1 and discusses best practices to achieve PCI compliance.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Feb 2008

Alert Logic

Disaster Recovery Planning for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server components and is intended to help administrators prepare for the design and delivery of disaster recovery procedures for the BlackBerry environment.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

BlackBerry

Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the impact of the cloud on the IT Ecosystem and provides answers to what an organization needs to do in embracing a right cloud strategy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Wipro Technologies

Best Practices in ECM Document Archive Migration
sponsored by Xenos Group Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to outline the challenges of migrating documents from enterprise content management (ECM) systems, educate the reader, and provide best practices that ensure success.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Xenos Group Inc.

The Agile Project Manager
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explore the impact agile development methodologies are having on the Project Management community, what new skills are required, and what the Project Manager can do to ease the transition.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

VersionOne Inc.

Streamlining Sales Processes to Boost Performance: Five best practices for optimizing the sales pipeline
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When chosen wisely and used appropriately, technology can have a positive impact on both the sales process management and the results of managing the sales effort more efficiently. SugarCRM can remedy the gap in four crucial areas. And it does so very economically, avoiding a fifth mistake, spending more money than you have to in order to improve.
Posted: 02 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SugarCRM Inc.

Migrating to the New Dell Management Console
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from SymantecTM centralizes multiple aspects of systems management into a single easy-to-use tool.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Oracle IT Modernization Series Modernization: The Path to SOA
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while at the same time increase their ability to react to ongoing business demands. To achieve this they need to take advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Read this white paper to learn about more about SOA and its benefits.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation

The Need for Profitability and Cost Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Profitability and cost management (PCM) is at the core of enterprise performance management, as it represents the bottom line for every company. However, there are multiple reasons why PCM is of particular relevance, especially today. Ready this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle 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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