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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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The ABC's of Disaster Recovery Testing
sponsored by
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

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


Rapid Application Delivery in Action: Best Practices from the Trenches
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: Access this e-book for practical insight into rapid application development (RAD) and its main use cases. Also learn best practices from market leaders who have made RAD a reality within their businesses.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015


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


Let Financial Reporting Lead the Way To Efficient Planning
sponsored by Tagetik Software
EGUIDE: This e-guide offers 3 best practices to help drive operations teams' involvement with financial planning, as well as tips on choosing the right tools to improve financial assessment. Additionally, discover the hidden forecasting benefits of implementing corporate performance management (CPM) software.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Tagetik Software

The ABC's of Disaster Recovery Testing
sponsored by
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

At the Heart of Cardiovascular Care: Leveraging IT to Help Enhance Patient Care
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WEBCAST: In this video, medical experts discuss the role of IT in cardiovascular care as an enabler of medicine in terms of patient management, cost containment, workflow, best practices, and reporting. They address the challenges IT faces as well as their future goals.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Feb 25, 2015

GE Healthcare

Delivering on Virtualization's Promise
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Effective server virtualization requires attention to VM provisioning best practices, application availability and performance monitoring.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015


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


Best Practices to Enable Mobility Without Sacrificing Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper can help you understand mobility and its best practices for healthcare and other large organizations. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014


Is Your BI Ready for the Future?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Best Practices for Delivering a Personalized Customer Experience
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the changing nature of the customer experience; outline the need for and benefits of a multi-channel contact center; highlight the key drivers and challenges companies must consider as they embark on this approach; identify what to look for in a vendor partner; and offer best practices for success.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014


How to Use TCO to Build a Business Case for Unified Communications
sponsored by ShoreTel
WEBCAST: Watch this short webinar to learn how you can build a business case for unified communications, and how total cost of ownership (TCO) can provide comprehensive insight to support this decision-making process.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 13, 2014


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


Mobile Device Management 101: Everything You Need to Know for Mobile Success
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


Discover how to Optimize your SIEM
sponsored by
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

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

Securing Your Cloud Deployment with Today's Top Strategies
sponsored by
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

Sourcing the Modern Data Center
sponsored by
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

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


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


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


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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