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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 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

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

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

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a set of best practices to help you on your journey to the cloud.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

IBM

Fast Track Open Source Virtualization
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

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this exclusive white paper to discover the single set of best practices to help you accelerate cloud adoption, and maximize the benefits it provides.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

Best Practices for Migrating to Sharepoint 2013
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers five best practices for upgrading to SharePoint 2013.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2013

Dell Software

2013 North American Software Defined Data Center Management Platforms New Product Innovation Award
sponsored by HP and Intel
RESEARCH CONTENT: Take a look at this in-depth resource to find out why HP received a "New Product Innovation Award" for their software defined data center management platforms.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

How IBM Global Technology Services is Managing Clients' Storage Environments
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Watch this expert webcast to find out how this storage productivity solution can provide you with visualization, control and automation – all the while adhering to storage best practices such as availability, capacity, performance and management.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Mar 6, 2013

IBM

Essential Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for Your Infrastructure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
DATA SHEET: Take a look at this exclusive resource to find out the key features of this vendor's backup solution, and calm your worries about implementing a successful disaster recovery solution.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Iron Mountain

Requirements for a Successful Cloud: a Checklist for your Cloud Journey
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: Are you considering implementing cloud into your IT environment? It's a big move, so make sure you're prepared for the road ahead. Read on to make sure your push to cloud is successful and meets all of your business needs.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

BMC Software

A Practical Approach to Building a Comprehensive and Compliant RIM Program
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the important steps to achieve successful and compliant records and information management (RIM).
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

Iron Mountain

CW500: BYOD Mistakes and Opportunities
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Steve Trigg, independent consultant and former banking IT executive, draws on his experience advising major banks on BYOD  programmes in this presentation.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Maximize Your Private Cloud by Including All Core Functionality
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper from Forrester Consulting reviews the core functionality required to maximize private cloud benefits and provides some best practices for enterprise cloud deployments.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Modernize your environment: HP SAP Upgrade Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Your SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is mission-critical to your company, so ensuring it is running at peak efficiency is a must. Without the proper upgrade strategy, however, your ERP system could become obsolete. Read on to learn a next-gen method for making ERP upgrades efficient and effective.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices for ERP Implementation
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is being used by organizations as the core business management system, but implementation is proving to be trickier than most expected. Read this resource to learn eight essential steps you can take to ensure your ERP implementation initiatives is a success and avoid wasting time, money, and resources.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 05 Feb 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

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

Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The volumes of information about business solutions, best practices and analytics technology often neglect to appropriately represent the impact of hardware infrastructure on the success of business analytics projects. Read this white paper to learn what does and doesn't work in business analytics infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

E-Guide: Best Practices for Using SSD Technologies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the types of workloads SSD is best suited for and classifies these systems into two basic categories: enterprise and client. Discover the key features of disk drive, PCIe, and SSD-specific form factors and learn about the five biggest implementation mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Private Cloud — It’s More Than Just Virtualization
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report reveals findings from a survey of 265 enterprise IT decision-makers that have private cloud deployments. Read on to learn 3 practices to get the most out of your private cloud; Sneak peek: here is one now: don't reinvent the wheel.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

NetApp

Cloud & Outsourcing - Why Partnering Strategies Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how outsourcing motivations have changed and why you should adapt your sourcing strategies to keep up.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Expert Tips for Preventing and Resolving Potential Backup and Recovery Issues
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth overview of both the backup and disaster recovery aspects of a successful defense strategy.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

EMC Corporation

Archiving, Backup, and DR: Essential Tips and Issues to Address
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
EGUIDE: This E-Guide points out four records retention issues you may inadvertently be exposing your business to and reveals the keys to integrating backup, archiving, and DR.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

Rand Secure Data
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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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