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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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10 Key DevOps Principles for ITSM Practictioners
sponsored by Cherwell
WHITE PAPER: Why is there so much friction between the two? How can they work together? Why can't we all just along? This white paper answers the first two questions, breaking down how DevOps and ITSM work together, and provides you with ten principles to guide ITSM through their portion of the DevOps initiative.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Cherwell

A CIO's Guide to Rethinking IT Service Management
sponsored by Cherwell
WHITE PAPER: CIOs and senior IT executives need to adapt the way they approach IT service management in response to their new roles as business strategists. Access this white paper to learn how CIOs are restructuring their ITSM strategies to assist in their new roles as business value drivers, as well as what to look for in a modern ITSM platform.
Posted: 24 Jul 2017 | Published: 24 Jul 2017

Cherwell

The Effect Of Regular, Skilled Preventive Maintenance And Remote Monitoring On Critical Power System Reliability
sponsored by Vertiv
WHITE PAPER: The single most important activity to maximize the reliability of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units and the battery systems upon which they depend is...preventive maintenance (PM). Access this paper to analyze the impact of PM, how to reduce time between failures, and discover a PM program that can save you valuable time in the long run.
Posted: 22 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Vertiv

7 Habits of Highly Effective MSPs
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EBOOK: IT Channel businesses are on the rise, and you can foster even more growth by clicking inside this e-book and learning the 7 habits of highly effective MSPs.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 02 Jun 2017

Datto, Inc.

ITSM Plays Beyond IT
sponsored by Cherwell
EBOOK: ITSM is reaching beyond IT's borders into every aspect of the business. This playbook showcases several businesses that successfully applied ITSM practices throughout their organization. Learn how giants in several industries were able to better manage processes, create inviting customer experiences, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cherwell

Enterprise DevOps: Building a Service Oriented Organization
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: DevOps is a fluid term, but now we need to nail it down. This white paper settles the definition of DevOps and describes the practices that best support it in creating the right organizational structure and managing the transformation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Atos

The Top Six Microservices Patterns: How To Choose The Right Architecture For Your Organization
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations are dragging their heels when it comes to adopting microservices because they see it as having a one-size-fits-all architecture. In reality, it's much more flexible. This white paper approaches microservices as a series of overlapping patterns from which you can pick and choose to adopt depending on your unique situation.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

MuleSoft

How to Transform to the Right Mix of Hybrid Infrastructure
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: The current business flow is seeing near constant turbulence, and you need the ability to respond to disruptive business models in a moment's notice. Hybrid infrastructure gives you that flexibility. This white paper walks you through a checklist of best practices to adopting a hybrid infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Best Practices for Microservices
sponsored by MuleSoft
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the concept of microservices, defining what they are, how to implement them, and how to optimize their value. Uncover microservices best practices and learn from a series of experts how to leverage APIs, enable continuous delivery, optimize automation, implement a hybrid integration platform, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Premiered: Feb 10, 2017

MuleSoft

Best Practices for Rightsizing Cloud Enabled Storage Workloads
sponsored by Peak10
RESOURCE: When moving to the cloud, you need to make sure you don't overload or under-utilize the cloud. Rightsizing your cloud workloads effectively saves you from mishandling your resources and prevent disaster. Read on to learn 4 best practices when planning out your cloud strategy.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Peak10

Customer Experience In The Digital Age: 5 Key Trends To Watch For
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Customer experience is becoming a major differentiator in an increasingly digital marketplace. Access this white paper to uncover the 5 key trends for improving customer experience this year, and how you can apply them to your organization.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

[24]7

5 Steps to an Agile Business Plan
sponsored by ConnectWise
EBOOK: Having the right business plan in place can put you on the fast track to exceeding your business goals. This e-book has taken several industry best practices and curated them into 5 simple steps to help you develop and implement an agile business plan that facilitates grow and defines your business needs.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

ConnectWise

A Guide To Growing The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how, with the right training, a good employee can be made into a great employee. Inside, gain tips to help you build a culture which fosters learning and growth. Plus, find out ways you can discover the right candidate, such as hiring for potential, looking at applicants' ability to adapt, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Pluralsight

5 Best Practices for Tableau & Hadoop
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: The big data era has arrived. Data volumes are accelerating and organizations are shifting their data infrastructures to support the new normal in data. Read on to learn 5 best practices for taking advantage of your available data.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Tableau Software

Private Cloud Best Practices
sponsored by Steadfast
EGUIDE: This e-guide enables you to approach your private cloud strategy from a new perspective and covers several best practices to help maximize your ROI.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 22 Jun 2017

Steadfast

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Corporate

Big Data & Data Mining Team Up To Help Users Hone A Competitive Edge
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: Data science, predictive analytics and machine learning applications start with data collection and data mining tasks that set the stage for analysis. Learn how to manage your data mining tasks and data science applications to help ensure that your big data analytics program is in the corporate spotlight for all the right reasons.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 13 Apr 2017

SearchBusinessAnalytics

Gartner: Rethinking CRM Customer Service Fundamentals
sponsored by ServiceNow
ANALYST REPORT: To survive in the changing business landscape, your entire enterprise now needs to be involved in customer service, not just one department. This Gartner report takes an in-depth look at the 3 guiding principles of renewing your CRM and customer service strategy for the next generation of customers.
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2016

ServiceNow

Your Guide to Workforce Management Software Selection
sponsored by PDP-Software
EGUIDE: Workforce management software is what enables your business to keep pace with the rapidly changing trends in both labor and the market. Read on to learn about the current state of workforce management software and what you can expect from the technology's near future.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 10 Nov 2016

PDP-Software

How to Make a Business Case for AP Automation
sponsored by Basware
EBOOK: The benefits of automating accounts payable processes are indisputable, but many are dragging their feet because professionals aren't sure how to pitch management in order to get approval. Learn about the 6 steps to making a successful pitch for automating your accounts payable process.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Basware

A Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan for the Data Breach Age
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
EGUIDE: Our increasing use of social media, internet of things (IoT), mobile computing and the cloud has increased our data dependence. While this has improved accessibility, it has also made us more vulnerable to cyber-attacks - 40% of businesses hit never recover. In this eGuide, find 10 best DR/BC practices DR/BC that will help you avoid fatal attacks.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

Project Success Plan: Rethinking Enterprise Content Management
sponsored by OpenText
EGUIDE: Traditional ECM can't keep up with how businesses operate today. But before tackling ECM disruptors, you need to understand its evolution and key steps to modernizing your suite. This 7-part guide collection provides the insights you need to push your ECM strategy forward. Learn ECM basics, trends, security considerations, and more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

OpenText

The Big Data Surge: Data Modeling Challenges & Best Practices for Prepping Big Data Apps for Production
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Surging big data is changing data modeling techniques and app development cycles. Read on to discover what you should expect from big data's near-future and best practices when it comes to transitioning big data applications into the production stage.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 26 Jul 2016

IBM

How Finance Teams Can Help Their Organizations Get Future-Ready
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how finance teams can improve performance management, embrace lean practices, implement a scrum methodology, and more. Access now to find out what the best practices are for making your business future-ready.
Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

IBM
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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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