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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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Definitive Guide to Exchange Server 2010 Migration: Chapter 1: Under the Hood of Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by
EBOOK: Migrating to Exchange Server 2010 from the 2007 edition is becoming a must, as the 2010 edition offers improved email archiving, high-availability, and optimal storage features. But as you begin to explore the possibilities of upgrading to Exchange 2010, do you have a proper plan in place?
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Considerations for Building a Successful Desktop Virtualization Pilot Program
sponsored by Dell
VIDEO: In this video presentation, the experts will discuss the differences among a proof of concept, a trial and a pilot desktop virtualization program.  In addition, they’ll explain the reasons why a desktop virtualization pilot program is key to defining the success of an actual implantation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2011


Presentation Transcript: Tape Vaulting: Best Practices to Consider for Offsite Tape Storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a podcast, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Iron Mountain

BPM Quarterly eZine: Assess for Success - Measuring BPM's Benefits
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: This BPM Quarterly e-zine explores ways you can accurately gauge the progress of your BPM effort. Inside, find not only best practices and expert advice, but access to additional resources about reducing the complexity of BPM integrations and successfully combining BPM and customer relationship management (CRM).
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011


E-Guide: Best Practices to Avoiding Tape Backup Problems
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This guide will explore tape backup opportunities and how to prevent tape backup disasters. Download to learn why tape is still a big part of backup operations and how, as a tape user, you can go about preventing future tape issues.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

Iron Mountain

FAQ Guide: Tape Vaulting: Best practices to consider for offsite tape storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this FAQ Guide, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 24 May 2011 | Published: 24 May 2011

Iron Mountain

Cloud Computing: Defined and Demystified
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the term cloud computing is defined, along with the distinguishing advantages and disadvantages of different types of cloud deployments. It can help you find the right approach for your enterprise.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011


Data Deduping & Backup: A best practice guide – Part 2
sponsored by FalconStor Software
EGUIDE: In part two of this data deduplication technology tutorial, we look at all of those alternatives and take a look at some of the most significant deduplication backup products. Learn about global data deduplication, what to look for in a data deduplication product, inline vs. post-processing deduplication, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

FalconStor Software

New Voice of the CIO: Insights From The Global Chief Information Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper, an overview of the findings of the IBM Global CIO Study, can help you get a clearer view of the challenges IT is facing and how some of the most successful CIOs and IT organizations are meeting those challenges.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011


NC State makes a breakthrough in improving access to academic computing resources.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how IBM and NC State created a “cloud computing” model for provisioning technology that offered a quantum improvement in access, efficiency and convenience over traditional computer labs.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011


IBM CloudBurst: Simplifying the IT Environment for Better Productivity
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this video, Chris O'Connor of IBM discusses how companies are often hampered by the time-consuming assembly of different IT components.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Premiered: May 19, 2011


Cloud computing for the enterprise, Part 3: Using WebSphere CloudBurst to create private clouds
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to IBM® WebSphere® CloudBurst™ and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011


Expert Guide to Planning and Executing a Smooth Desktop Migration to Windows 7
sponsored by VMware and NetApp
EGUIDE: This e-guide from provides expert insight into the basics of planning and executing a desktop migration to Windows 7. Learn how to create a detailed and achievable project plan and find ways to simplify your migration.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

VMware and NetApp

Case Study QuickView: IBM applies cloud environment to create a virtual benchmark center for high-performance computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This abbreviated case study offers a quick glance at the time savings and cost efficiency achieved by the IBM Benchmark Center using cloud computing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011


The Total Economic Impact™ Of NetApp Storage For Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by VMware and NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This analysis report highlights the benefits of deploying NetApp storage alongside desktop virtualization software. Explore best practices from organizations that have already implemented NetApp storage in conjunction with their desktop virtualization initiatives and gain insight on the cost savings they experienced. Learn more here.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

VMware and NetApp

Guide for migrating to Exchange 2010
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Before migrating to any email server, it is important to confirm that you meet the prerequisites, including having sufficient hardware—and this holds true when considering migrating to Exchange Server 2010. Ensure you are prepared for this migration and learn more here.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011


8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Join this interactive webcast to learn more about:• Common mistakes that people make during the OS migration project • How Dell overcame mistakes we made during our migration • How Dell helped other companies overcome common mistakes • Goodness that came out of the migration program
Posted: 15 Apr 2011 | Premiered: Apr 27, 2011, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Dell, Inc.

Valeo Drives Global Best Practices
sponsored by Apriso Corporation
CASE STUDY: Read this case study and learn how Valeo realized its vision to continuously improve product innovation, operations and logistics performance by using Apriso’s FlexNet software to achieve inventory tracking, material flow visibility, and packaging and labeling compliance goals across its enterprise.
Posted: 04 Apr 2011 | Published: 04 Apr 2011

Apriso Corporation

Tactical Data Quality: How to improve data quality with a tight budget
sponsored by Talend
EBOOK: In this e-book, you'll learn how to manage data quality efforts during an economic downturn and find out what trends are emerging in the data quality market. You’ll also learn about common mistakes, the financial costs of poor data quality and how data quality tools and strategies can improve data quality.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011


Information Quality Management (IQM): Assessing Your IQM Practice
sponsored by Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are starting to see the connection between making information available and leveraging it to be more agile and productive. This paper offers a practical guide to assess your information quality maturity level, and provides a framework to align information quality management practices to business objectives and results.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software

10 Building Blocks for Securing File Data
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes ten phases for securing file data, including how and when to use these basic capabilities, as well as when to deploy other complementary technologies.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011


The Business Case for Data Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the drivers for adopting a strategic approach to data security, compares and contrasts current approaches, and presents the Return on Security Investment (ROSI) of viable data security solutions.
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011


Five Keys to Preventing Data Corruption in Storage Environments
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The lifeblood of a corporation is in the information that it generates and stores. Due to the increasing amount of data and information that an organization must protect, robust computer systems are essential for survival. Read this white paper to learn about the 5 keys to preventing data corruption in your storage system.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

7 Success Factors for Today's Supply Chain Projects
sponsored by Kinaxis
WHITE PAPER: In today’s economic climate, no manufacturer can afford to fund any supply chain management (SCM) project that fails to deliver results. This white paper describes seven success factors for today’s SCM projects, which have been identified by seasoned executives with decades of experience in the field.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011


Presentation Transcript: Low Impact Upgrades to Exchange 2010 from Exchange Server 2003
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Are you considering updating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 but are not sure of the best way to do so? In this presentation transcript, review recommended processes for upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange Server 2010. Discover common pitfalls you may experience during the upgrade process.
Posted: 01 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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