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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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Proving the Value of Integrated Process and Content Management
sponsored by Perceptive Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how gaps in automation undermine overall business process efficiency, quality, control, consistency and visibility.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Perceptive Software

Five Program Management Best Practices
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Find out how program management helped one company achieve a successful application security program.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Best Practices for Backup Using Oracle Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast features Oracle experts, Oracle customers and current IOUG members explaining the best practices they've adopted and benefits they've realized using Oracle Exadata with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2014

Oracle Corporation

The Nonprofit CFO's Survival Guide
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top nonprofit CFO challenges and unusual constraints of their financial management, as well as tips and best practices to overcome such challenges from nonprofit finance experts.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Intacct Corporation

Achieving Best-in-Class Financial Management
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
EBOOK: Discover the 5 step, best-practice-based process to help you select a new accounting system which will support your business needs.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intacct Corporation

Webinar: Getting Hadoop Through an IT Audit
sponsored by WANdisco
WEBCAST: Join this webinar from GigaOM Research and WANdisco to learn how enterprises are hardening Hadoop across global data centers to ensure continuous availability, even during maintenance windows.
Posted: 08 May 2014 | Premiered: May 8, 2014

WANdisco

Five Best Practices for Maximizing Big Data ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive e-paper to uncover 5 best practices for maximizing big data ROI, and find out what's driving more organizations to take an interest in big data.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Five First Steps to Creating an Effective 'Big Data' Analytics Program
sponsored by Actian Corporation
EGUIDE: Explore this exclusive e-guide to uncover 5 steps to developing a big data analytics program, and discover why it's critical to follow data management best practices in this new world of big data.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Actian Corporation

Performance Analytics And Big Data
sponsored by Actian Corporation
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide now to uncover the ins-and-outs of big data analytics, as well as information about the latest big data technologies.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Actian Corporation

Best Practices for Virtualizing and Protecting Exchange Server
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to uncover the top-notch best practices for using Exchange Server in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a set of best practices to help you on your journey to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

IBM

How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

Take Another Look at Your Data Center Cooling Methods
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Check out this expert guide to find proven cooling techniques and best practices for your data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the five step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

How IBM Global Technology Services is Managing Clients' Storage Environments
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this expert webcast to find out how this storage productivity solution can provide you with visualization, control and automation – all the while adhering to storage best practices such as availability, capacity, performance and management.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Mar 6, 2013

IBM

Essential Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for Your Infrastructure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
DATA SHEET: Take a look at this exclusive resource to find out the key features of this vendor's backup solution, and calm your worries about implementing a successful disaster recovery solution.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Iron Mountain

EMC Isilon Best Practices for Hadoop Data Storage
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the best practices for setting up and managing the HDFS service on an EMC Isilon cluster to optimize data storage for Hadoop analytics.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Facility
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides tips and best practices for picking a colocation partner.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Solution Spotlight: Cloud Costs and Management Considerations
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert resource offers tips and best practices for easing cloud management and details some cloud automation tools that will simplify things.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

IBM

2013 North American Software Defined Data Center Management Platforms New Product Innovation Award
sponsored by HP and Intel
RESEARCH CONTENT: Take a look at this in-depth resource to find out why HP received a "New Product Innovation Award" for their software defined data center management platforms.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

Requirements for a Successful Cloud: a Checklist for your Cloud Journey
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: Are you considering implementing cloud into your IT environment? It's a big move, so make sure you're prepared for the road ahead. Read on to make sure your push to cloud is successful and meets all of your business needs.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

BMC Software

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

E-Guide: Best Practices for Using SSD Technologies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the types of workloads SSD is best suited for and classifies these systems into two basic categories: enterprise and client. Discover the key features of disk drive, PCIe, and SSD-specific form factors and learn about the five biggest implementation mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Private Cloud — It’s More Than Just Virtualization
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report reveals findings from a survey of 265 enterprise IT decision-makers that have private cloud deployments. Read on to learn 3 practices to get the most out of your private cloud; Sneak peek: here is one now: don't reinvent the wheel.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

NetApp
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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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