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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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Best Practices Reports
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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

Talent Analytics: Moving Beyond the Hype
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: This report provides research that addresses the key trends and best practices for using talent analytics to drive business success. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Lets get IT started
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

Gigaom Research Web-scale IT for the enterprise
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Web-scale IT is an approach where companies re-architect their own infrastructure and organizations to create a new way of building and operating hyperscale datacenters.This white paper describes considerations and best practices for implementing web-scale IT.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Nutanix

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

Big Data Must Become a First Class Citizen in the Enterprise
sponsored by Cloudera
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the "embrace and extend" approach that will make big data and Hadoop first-class citizens in the enterprise.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

Cloudera

Retail Branch Networks: The Keystone to Bank-Customer Relationships
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

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the five step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

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

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

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

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

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 HP 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

HP 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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