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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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Helping MSPs Make a Foray Into the Retail Vertical
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
EBOOK: Managed service providers (MSPs) are missing out on a large market. Retail may appear different on the surface, but a closer look reveals many of the same needs and challenges as non-retail companies. Access this eBook to learn about retail companies' needs and how to target them.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Solarwinds N-able

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

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Success
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insider tips and best practices for hiring the right sales people, compensating them fairly, and creating smart and effective sales processes. Additionally, learn seven things to consider before hiring a sales rep.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

ConnectWise

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

Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you should know about providing a high quality customer experience across all channels.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

SAS

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

Discover how to Optimize your SIEM
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: View this security classroom and learn how to enhance and extend your SIEM technology so it effectively supports incident response. Discover how to assess the variety of vendor products, what noncommercial sources to consider, what costs are involved, and how much heavy lifting is required.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Premiered: 14 May 2014

SearchSecurity.com

How to purchase servers for virtualized environments
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Access this exclusive guide, Purchasing Servers in a Virtualized World, to explore expert insights on how virtualization trends and technologies are impacting server hardware purchases and strategies across organizations. Simply participate in our brief Server Hardware Research Program to claim your free copy of this valuable guide.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

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

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: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

SearchDisasterRecovery.com

Delivering on Virtualization's Promise
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: This three-part guide provides expert guidance on virtualization strategies, along with tactical advice on making sure your virtualized environment is working at an optimum level.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

SearchServerVirtualization

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: Access the following e-book to learn which data center solution—a single or multi-vendor data center—is right for your organization. Read on to learn the potential benefits of each and figure out which factors should go into your consideration process.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Feb 2015

SearchDataCenter.com

How to Use TCO to Build a Business Case for Unified Communications
sponsored by ShoreTel
WEBCAST: This brief webinar describes the key drivers behind the need for a solid business case for UC today and learn how the total cost of ownership can provide comprehensive insight to support the decision making process.
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

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

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

Solution Spotlight: Cloud Costs and Management Considerations
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert resource offers tips and best practices for easing cloud management and details some cloud automation tools that will simplify things.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

IBM

How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

Take Another Look at Your Data Center Cooling Methods
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Check out this expert guide to find proven cooling techniques and best practices for your data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchDataCenter.com
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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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