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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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Research on Team Effectiveness in a Virtual Setting
sponsored by Unify
WHITE PAPER: Teams are no longer made up of a group of people in one office.  Teams are now virtual - connecting from anywhere around the world from any device, and we need to change the way we work.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Unify

Best Practices for Developing an Effective Backup Strategy
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn tips from the experts at SearchDataBackup.com about how to develop a robust data protection strategy. Examine what administrators should consider including potential problems that could arise, such as challenges with large file backups.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Dell Software

Managing the Transition to IT as a Service Broker
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: By transitioning to a service broker model, IT can provide optimal solutions faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. Access this whitepaper to find out the best practices for managing the transition to IT as a service broker.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Sep 2014

Rackspace

A Non-Geek’s Big Data Playbook: Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper bridges the gap between the big data specialist and the business professional that is trying to understand big data—specifically in the form of Hadoop. Gain access to 6 best practice "plays" that will help up your game with big data and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

SAS

Enterprise Data Management in an ‘In-Memory’ World
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the tactics, best practices, and architecture needed to make sure that your in-memory solution is running as smooth and efficiently as possible.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

SAS

Multi-Channel Customer Experience: The Next Battleground for Mid-Size Businesses
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the changing nature of the customer experience; outline the need for and benefits of a multi-channel contact center; highlight the key drivers and challenges companies must consider as they embark on this approach; identify what to look for in a vendor partner; and offer best practices for success.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Genesys

Holiday Load Testing: Three Ways to Drive More Value
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 3 best practices for holiday load testing so you can protect your bottom line and brand reputation.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Neustar®

Mobile Device Management: Your Guide to the Essentials and Beyond
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the 12 mobile device management (MDM) best practices and find out how they can help take your organization to the next level.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

IBM

A Closer Look at Archiving Data and Unified Storage
sponsored by Imation Corp.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn data archiving best practices to help you better understand the process as well as decide what data to move. Also learn why our experts believe unified storage can be beneficial in virtual server environments and examine specific examples.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Future-proof your mobility strategy with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover best practices to future-proof your mobile strategy in the evolving world of devices, operating systems, work habits and mobile business models. Also, find out how Dell Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) can help maintain security and control administrative complexity.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Let Financial Reporting Leading the Way to Efficient Planning
sponsored by Prophix Software
EGUIDE: Find out how you can take the complexity out of financial planning, and discover the hidden forecasting benefits of implementing corporate performance management (CPM) software.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Prophix Software

A Closer Look at Network Hardware Backup and Serverless Backups
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, from the experts at SearchDataBackup.com examine backing up network hardware and why data backup administrators should no longer overlook this practice as well as some best practices when executing a network hardware backup.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

MFT Center of Excellence Whitepaper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many companies have implemented managed file transfer (MFT) as a way to gain control over a wide array of file transfer activities.  By employing these products, companies have remediated the inherent risk of File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

A Best Practices Approach for Migrating to Richer Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's world is more connected and mobile than every before.  People are working together all across their organizations, and also with customers and business partners.  This means having a reliable and secure mobile network is a must-have.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Use TCO to Build a Business Case for Unified Communications
sponsored by ShoreTel
WEBCAST: Historically, IT investments were made simply in the interest of increasing competitiveness and with little insight into the hard, fact-based financial case.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2014

ShoreTel

Best Practices in BYOD: Addressing BYOD Challenges in the Enterprise
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: The complexity of managing multiple device types, separating and protecting work and personal data and providing effect support can be a daunting task for any IT professional. Will your IT group be able to keep up?
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Case Study: FIS Global Partners with Asigra to Provide Clients Enhanced Secure Data Protection that Meets Compliance Mandates
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: For financial services business, it's critical that client data remains accessible and securely stored. As business grows, you will need to upgrade your backup service portfolio with an advanced solution – but there are questions you should ask before choosing.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Asigra

Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IFS

Breaking Blackberry: 10 Steps to Mobile Recovery & Continuity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As BlackBerry currently sits on over $1 billion unsold smartphones in the wake of a global lay off which left 40% of its workers jobless, many IT professionals are starting to ask the question: What would we do if BlackBerry was no longer available?
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

The ABCs of Mobile Device Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securely managing mobile devices, apps and docs can be difficult without the right tools. However, with so many options employees have when a BYOD campaign is set in place, differences in operating systems and hardware create even more trouble.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

How to Migrate from BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.0 or v5.0
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the benefits of BlackBerry's Enterprise Service 10 and how that solution can be implemented for your organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

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

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses best practices from analytics leaders so businesses can improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

ERP System Integration Poses Ongoing Challenges
sponsored by OpenText GXS
EGUIDE: Get guidance on best practices for ERP integration in light of next-generation technologies such as mobility and the cloud.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

OpenText GXS

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
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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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