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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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DevOps Best Practices: The Path To Better Application Delivery Results
sponsored by Microsoft
ANALYST REPORT: Development operations (DevOps) is here to stay, and for good reason. Access this Forrester report to learn about DevOps best practices and the difference they can make in your organization.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

Microsoft

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

Data Monetization Strategies Add New Business Opportunities, IT Needs
sponsored by SearchBusinessAnalytics
EBOOK: Organizations looking to monetize data often need to upgrade their IT and analytics capabilities and commit to a long-term monetization plan. In this expert handbook, discover the guidance you need to build a clear data monetization strategy.
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | Published: 01 Feb 2017

SearchBusinessAnalytics

3 Strategies to Keep Your Business Running Safely and Securely
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: In this infographic, discover 3 IT strategies for keeping your data both secure and accessible to your employees.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Jan 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

10 Best Practices for Log Management & Analytics
sponsored by Logentries
WHITE PAPER: Log management has become a key aspect of IT operations in the wake of the massive growth of machine-generated data. Inside, discover 10 best practices for managing and gaining insight from your log systems.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

Logentries

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

State of Global Customer Service Report
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer expectations have risen to all-time highs and show no sign of stopping. Access this white paper to learn about the current state of customer service and how to prepare your business to move forward alongside customer expectations.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Microsoft

Transform your Workplace for the Digital Age
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Speed and efficiency are absolute necessities in today's business landscape, but new technologies have given way to challenges that many organizations are struggling with. Access this white paper to learn how to overcome some of these challenges and how to handle your business' digital transformation.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Accenture

5 Ways To Improve Your Customer Experience This Holiday Season
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
EBOOK: Online shoppers have high expectations, and 82% of consumers have stopped doing business with a brand after just one bad experience. Access this e-book to gain 5 tips on bolstering your customer engagement strategy during this year's holiday season.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

BoldChat - LogMeIn

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Best Practices for Modernizing Enterprise Decision Making
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, 3 professors share insights and best practices for improving your organization's data-informed decision making. Discover the importance of visualizing data, tailoring analytics reports to meet specific needs, cultivating a culture of data-informed decision making, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

SAS

Delivering Transformation: A Proven Way to Modernize your Oracle Database Technology Platform
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
WHITE PAPER: As more companies undergo digital transformations, we're seeing a clearer path to success emerge. Explore the 5 stages of delivering Oracle database technology modernization and learn several best practices that can be applied to other areas of your digital transformation strategy.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Cintra/Oracle

How to Embed Digital Transformation in Your Agency
sponsored by Infor
WEBCAST: Government agencies need to simplify their websites and the ways in which they interact with citizens and users. Reserve a seat for an online training session Thursday, September 22nd at 2pm ET/ 11am PT to learn how agencies can handle digital transformations and the challenges that come with it.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 14, 2016

Infor

The Intersection of DevOps and ITIL
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In order to continue to be relevant and of high value, ITIL must continue to benefit from other complementary best-practices for IT. DevOps, an approach that encourages improved communication, collaboration, and teamwork across development and operations, can have a positive influence in improving ITIL processes across the service life-cycle.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

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

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

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

Step-By-Step CRM Data Analytics for Sales Teams
sponsored by Infor
EBOOK: Metrics aren't answers; they are prompts for questions that probe statistics for deeper insight. Discover the simplest way to find the actionable insights hidden in your data analytics. Learn best practices and considerations for using metrics in analytics and see how to turn them into powerful tools.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Infor

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

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

The ABC's of Disaster Recovery Testing
sponsored by SearchDisasterRecovery.com
EBOOK: This in-depth resource on DR testing offers detailed information on DR technologies, DR testing best practices, and advice on how to create DR test scenarios for your environment.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 09 Sep 2015

SearchDisasterRecovery.com

The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Commvault
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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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