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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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State of Global Customer Service Report 2016
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Customer expectations have risen to all-time highs and show no sign of stopping. Access this white paper to learn about the current state of customer service and how to prepare your business to move forward alongside customer expectations.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

Microsoft

A Guide To Growing The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how, with the right training, a good employee can be made into a great employee. Inside, gain tips to help you build a culture which fosters learning and growth. Plus, find out ways you can discover the right candidate, such as hiring for potential, looking at applicants' ability to adapt, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Pluralsight

Transform your Workplace for the Digital Age
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Speed and efficiency are absolute necessities in today's business landscape, but new technologies have given way to challenges that many organizations are struggling with. Access this white paper to learn how to overcome some of these challenges and how to handle your business' digital transformation.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Accenture

5 Useful IT Best Practices That You Can Easily Apply to Your Entire Business
sponsored by Requuest
WHITE PAPER: Discover 5 easy IT best practices that you can easily apply to make a difference in day-to-day business activities without any IT expertise. Plus, learn how these practices can also be applied on a larger scale throughout the rest of your business.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

Requuest

How to Make a Business Case for AP Automation
sponsored by Basware
EBOOK: The benefits of automating accounts payable processes are indisputable, but many are dragging their feet because professionals aren't sure how to pitch management in order to get approval. Learn about the 6 steps to making a successful pitch for automating your accounts payable process.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Basware

5 Ways To Improve Your Customer Experience This Holiday Season
sponsored by BoldChat - LogMeIn
EBOOK: Online shoppers have high expectations, and 82% of consumers have stopped doing business with a brand after just one bad experience. Access this e-book to gain 5 tips on bolstering your customer engagement strategy during this year's holiday season.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 17 Nov 2016

BoldChat - LogMeIn

A Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan for the Data Breach Age
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
EGUIDE: Our increasing use of social media, internet of things (IoT), mobile computing and the cloud has increased our data dependence. While this has improved accessibility, it has also made us more vulnerable to cyber-attacks - 40% of businesses hit never recover. In this eGuide, find 10 best DR/BC practices DR/BC that will help you avoid fatal attacks.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

How To Build a High-Performance Sales Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Only 58% of sales reps actually meet their quotas. Are the other reps just underperforming, or are expectations too high? Access this white paper to explore sales performance management software strategies and best practices to improve your sales team's performance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Best Practices for Modernizing Enterprise Decision Making
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, 3 professors share insights and best practices for improving your organization's data-informed decision making. Discover the importance of visualizing data, tailoring analytics reports to meet specific needs, cultivating a culture of data-informed decision making, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

SAS

Delivering Transformation: A Proven Way to Modernize your Oracle Database Technology Platform
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
WHITE PAPER: As more companies undergo digital transformations, we're seeing a clearer path to success emerge. Explore the 5 stages of delivering Oracle database technology modernization and learn several best practices that can be applied to other areas of your digital transformation strategy.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 04 Nov 2016

Cintra/Oracle

PPM Software Selection Guide
sponsored by Cerri.com AG
RESOURCE: Are you sure your current portfolio and project management (PPM) software is the best for your business' long term success? Access this selection guide to learn how to select the best PPM software for your business and avoid the process of an unsuccessful evaluation project that leads to a waste of time and money.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016


How to Avoid a Corporate Apocalypse
sponsored by POP, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There's a good chance you have zombies in your office. Disengaged employees easily spread negativity like a virus to even the most engaged employees. Learn the 5 levels of the employee engagement scale and how to cure your zombie infection before it takes over your corporate environment.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

POP, Inc.

Improve Maintenance Costs with Mobile EAM and EAM Hosted in the Cloud
sponsored by Infor
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how First Transit mobilized their workforce with EAM mobile apps and how doing the same could help you optimize your valuable resources. Learn about benefits including the ability to eliminate manual data entry tasks, cut down on paper waste, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Infor

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

IntraLinks, Inc

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

ServiceNow

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

ServiceNow

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

OpenText

5 Best Practices for Tableau & Hadoop
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: The Big Data era has arrived. Data volumes are accelerating and organizations are shifting their data infrastructures to support the new normal in data. Read on to learn five best practices for taking advantage of your available data.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Tableau Software

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 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

IBM

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

Infor

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

IBM

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
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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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