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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 in managing requirements in Energy and Utilities industries
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast highlights some of the compliance and collaboration challenges facing the extended nuclear ecosystem, describe a potential solution that can aid addressing the challenges, and present several examples of where the solution has been implemented in the nuclear space.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: May 31, 2013

IBM

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
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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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