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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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Risk Assessment: A Vital Step in Developing a Best Practice Program
sponsored by Iron Mountain
DATA SHEET: The increasing regulatory demands surrounding the protection of personally identifiable information is placing more importance on your offsite tape program. Although sound disaster and data recovery plans are essential, the future will require visibility and auditability across your entire tape program.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Iron Mountain

Guide to Improving Your Tape Storage Practices
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Proper security of data backups doesn’t just happen. It requires thoughtful planning and careful controls. Given the implications of failure – reputational damage, direct costs, compliance issues, and sub-optimal business operations - companies owe it to themselves to take data backup security seriously.
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

Iron Mountain

Encrypting Private Data 101
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Data protection is critical insurance against loss of data that could cripple a business. Creating a successful disaster recovery and data protection plan requires people, process and technology in the right recipe to be successful. It is not easy work, but it is essential work.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Iron Mountain

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

Dell

The 10 most overlooked payroll pitfalls
sponsored by Ultimate Software
WHITE PAPER: While most common payroll process errors are avoidable, they are also easily overlooked. Unfortunately even the smallest errors can lead to long-term issues and increased expenses. Read more to find out the top 10 payroll pitfalls and how to prevent them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Ultimate Software

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

IBM

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

IBM

Expert Guide to Planning and Executing a Smooth Desktop Migration to Windows 7
sponsored by VMware and NetApp
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com 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

IBM

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

Microsoft

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

Talend

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

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

Imperva

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

Imperva

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

Kinaxis

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®

Best Practices for Breaking Down the Barriers to Centralized Virtual Server Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of server virtualization are becoming so well-known that it has become a mandate in many organizations to virtualize all new application servers. But a barrier that is sometimes invisible to enterprises is how to best manage their virtual servers teams and which of their responsibilities, should be centralized. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Symantec's 7 Steps to Windows 7: Planning and Assessment - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: With the release of Windows 7, many organizations are considering migrating to this new platform. This transcript explores best practices to aid IT pros in this transition. Discover a wide range of hardware and software technology that will help you prepare for this switch.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: Climbing the Uphill Battle of Exponential Data Growth
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This guide provides a simple yet reliable approach to securing data for the long term though the efficient optimization of IT resources and a set of straightforward best practices for data protection. Learn archiving best practices, how to choose a data archiving tool, and how to put together the best data archiving strategy for your business.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: Best Practices for Using Server Virtualization in Your Storage Environment
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
EGUIDE: Server virtualization is becoming increasingly relevant as businesses recognize the need to consolidate their storage infrastructures for cost reduction and environmental responsibility. Storage managers need to balance the benefits of virtualization against the complexity it brings, download this e-guide to learn more!
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

BlueArc Corp.

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to Hyper-V virtualization, discusses the overall architecture and underlying technologies, and offers guidance on best practices for deployment on Dell PowerEdge servers.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft
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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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