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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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4 VMware Converged Infrastructure Best Practices
sponsored by Arrow & HDS
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the four best practices for using converged infrastructure with VMware so that you can efficiently manage your virtual, cloud, and physical applications.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Arrow & HDS

Key Insights for Managing an Effective Business Intelligence Strategy
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to discover the best practices for creating a sound business intelligence strategy. Read on to learn about myths surrounding business intelligence projects and how to avoid them, so that your strategy can give you the knowledge you need.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

IBM

15 DevOps Influencers
sponsored by Vistara
RESOURCE: Look at this infographic to learn DevOps best practices from 15 DevOps influencers. The list includes practitioners, entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, industry analysts, and venture capitalists.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 16 Feb 2015

Vistara

10 Best Practices for a Successful API Program
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are important in all of today's IT trends including cloud projects, software that interacts with sensors, contextual mobile applications, and getting big data into systems to be analyzed.Read this white paper for 10 best practices for a successful API program.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Axway

Five Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
RESOURCE: This infographic provides five best practices for platform as a service (PaaS) success.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Oracle Corporation

Securing Your Cloud Deployment with Today's Top Strategies
sponsored by SearchCloudSecurity.com
EZINE: In this Insider Edition, InfoSec Pros will learn how to achieve better cloud security. It reviews existing cloud security standards and how to assess, and manage, the risk of a cloud deployment.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

SearchCloudSecurity.com

Sourcing the Modern Data Center
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Data center managers need to decide if they want to consolidate their approach into the offerings of one supplier or if choosing from multiple vendors will help prepare for growth and save money.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Feb 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

Enterprise Lifecycle Management in a Changing World: Best Practices for Resolving Emerging Challenges in Unified Endpoint Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Organizations must have processes and automation systems that deliver the agility and extensibility to maintain performance and reliability without sacrificing cost-effectiveness in IT investments. This white paper provides best practices for resolving emerging challenges in unified endpoint management.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Best Practices for PC Lockdown and Control Policies
sponsored by Viewfinity
WHITE PAPER: Fewer end user installed applications results in fewer application compatibility issues and better system reliability. Application instability and application conflicts generate a large number of support requests. Fewer unauthorized applications results in fewer support incidents and this leads to a lower TCO.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Feb 2015

Viewfinity

Best Practices – Maximizing Efficiency Through Service Automation
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Automating tasks such as provisioning, management, and issue remediation enables IT organizations to transform into a true broker of services, which is extremely beneficial for IT service delivery and overall business efficiency. This white paper provides best practices for using service automation to maximize efficiency and get closer to XaaS.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Big data integration and Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a best practices approach to planning your Hadoop big data project, that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels. Read on to create an optimized big data integration approach and architecture.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

HR Systems are Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Fairsail
RESOURCE: 76% of organizations plan to change their HR system and the majority of these new systems will be cloud-based. Look at this infographic to find out how moving your HR system to the cloud and utilizing analytics can drive business success.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Fairsail

The Do’s and Don’ts to Deploying a Big Data Analytics Program
sponsored by Avnet
EGUIDE: Learn what it takes to develop an effective big data analytics program, and uncover 7 practices to avoid in planning and managing big data analytics tools.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

Avnet

Backing Up and Protecting Remote Laptop and Tablet Devices
sponsored by Druva Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, examine various endpoint backup solutions, how some organizations are coping with laptop data protection as well as some best practices from industry experts. Take a close look at laptop backup software inSync and how the solution protects smartphones and tablets.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

Druva Software

CIOs' Guide: Endpoint Data Protection for the Mobile World
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses endpoint data protection challenges and offers solutions for meeting requirements.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Druva Software

Exceed Customer Expectations: Top Tips for Managing Expereinces at Retail Branch Banks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Uncover best practices for working within retail branch banking environments so you can ensure a great customer experience.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Industry Experts Share Their Thoughts on the World of Customer Experience
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Find out what 5 pros have to say about their customer experience journey and find out how you can apply their best practices to your own.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

[24]7

Is Your BI Ready for the Future?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn about new, leading analytics and data management practices that can help you reap the benefits of mobile, social, big data and cloud technologies.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

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

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

Discover how to Optimize your SIEM
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security classroom explores how to enhance and extend SIEM technology to effectively support incident response.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Premiered: 14 May 2014

SearchSecurity.com

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

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
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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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