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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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It's 2016, Do You Know Where Your Content Is?
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
MICROSITE: Do you know where your content goes once it leaves the company? Who can access it? We have focused so much on accessing our content faster and from further away, but we might have lost track of security. Access this blog to learn how about data sovereignty and tracking your data no matter where it goes.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Seven Habits of Highly Effective MSPs
sponsored by Datto
EBOOK: The managed services provider (MSP) market is expected to reach $193 billion in 2019. This e-book explores 7 strategies for MSPs to improve operations and optimize growth as the market continues to expand. Learn these best practices and make adjustments to your plans to stay competitive.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Jun 2015


Redefine Your Customer Service: 10 Trends to Consider
sponsored by ServiceNow
RESOURCE: In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. In this Forrester report, learn the top 10 trends for application development and delivery pros supporting customer service operations. Write your company's roadmap and redefine customer service success in the age of the empowered customer.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016


Survey Report: Insights from Today's Customer Service Leaders
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Customer service is difficult to master, but this survey report offers insights from 200 U.S. customer service leaders. Inside you will learn about common practices among these leaders and see how you can apply them within your organization.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Best Practices for Writing Secure iOS and Android Apps
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As mobile applications grow to reach wider audiences, they become larger targets for cyberattackers. Access this list of 21 mobile security guidelines for developers and security pros when developing Android and iOS mobile apps. Learn how to provide security at every step of the mobile application development and management processes.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

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


Best Practices to Manage and Develop Your Multi-Generational Workforce
sponsored by NGA Human Resources
WHITE PAPER: Today's workforce is more diverse than ever, crossing 5 distinct generations. Leading-edge techniques, technology and analytics enable you to bridge this massive generational gap. Access this white paper for 6 best practices that will enable you to unite your workforce and keep your business on track.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 08 Sep 2016

NGA Human Resources

Key Tips to Smarter Sales with Intelligent Sales Force Automation Tools
sponsored by bpm'online
EBOOK: A sales rep's value no longer lies in providing information, but whether they can provide meaningful, relevant interactions with buyers. Access this ebook for 3 best practices to maximize your sales reps' efficiency and shifting their focus on the customer by adding intelligence to lead qualification and forecasting processes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016


CRM Buyer's Guide: Take the Guesswork out of your CRM Purchase
sponsored by bpm'online
EBOOK: 55% of companies say that the success of their CRM initiative lies in defining the right set of requirements. Well, what exactly are those requirements? This buyer's guide helps to lay out your CRM decision-making roadmap, pointing out the key considerations while providing dos and don'ts as well as pro-tips.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016


Destination Digital: Digital HR Success in 4 Easy Steps
sponsored by NGA Human Resources
RESOURCE: Preparing your HR department for a digital transformation may seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be. This resource walks you through the 4 easy steps of taking HR into the digital age, detailing where to start and how to decide where to go next.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 03 Aug 2016

NGA Human Resources

The 7 Misconceptions of Performance Profiles
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper challenges seven misconceptions regarding performance profiles, and lays out the scientific facts behind the most powerful hiring strategy in the talent selection industry: performance profiles.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016


Performance-based Interviewing Strategies
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make the most of every interview with performance-based interview strategies. Discover more about finding the link between performance and personality, strategies to more effective interviews, and how to find those game-changers your company needs to hire.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016


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


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

Maximizing Your Video Utilization: The Best Practices
sponsored by Vyopta
EBOOK: Access now to learn the best practices for maximizing enterprise video utilization and adoption within your enterprise.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015


Best practices for deploying enterprise-grade OpenStack cloud platform implementations
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to examine the unique demands of implementing an enterprise cloud platform. Learn best practices for availability, scalability, networking, and management.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Red Hat

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


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


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


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


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
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


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

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

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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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