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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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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

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

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: 18 Nov 2010 | Published: 18 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

E-Guide: Expert tips: Protection, Backup and Recovery of your Virtual Environment
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com provides you with a data protection and recovery checklist to help your organization overcome these challenges. Also, learn about various backup methods for virtual machines and discover risk factors associated with each approach.
Posted: 12 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Solaris to Linux - Six-Step Migration Guide
sponsored by Mainline Information Systems
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: If you are considering a migration from Sun Solaris to Linux-based systems, we would like to help you understand how a migration would impact your environment.  In six steps, Ryan Hagen, Solutions Architect for Mainline Information Systems™, will show you how a successful migration is achieved.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

Mainline Information Systems

Microsoft SQL Server and VMware Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: You can virtualize SQL Server successfully using VMware Infrastructure. The vast majority of SQL Server deployments are good candidates for virtualization and can benefit from improvements offered by a virtualized infrastructure—such as improved management, availability, and scalability—thus reducing overall TCO.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

Upcoming Live Expert Chat: Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this chat with VMware experts, learn about application performance considerations, best practices and use cases for deploying Tier 1 applications on VMware. Please join us during the live chat on October 26 from 11am-2pm ET
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 26, 2010, 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)

VMware, Inc.

Best Practices Guide: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This paper provides use cases and primary technical benefits that can be achieved by deploying Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

VMware, Inc.

 Safer web browsing in four steps
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Accessing the web poses enormous risks, yet you can’t afford to be isolated from the internet and its resources. This white paper examines the latest web threats, and recommends four best practices and a layered approach that enables your users while also protecting your organization’s endpoints, network and data.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Zen and the Art of the Balanced Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As much an art as a science, the balanced scorecard is a living process that must be adaptive to constantly changing external forces and internal course corrections. You learn as you go. This paper contains a few guiding principles that will help you along the way.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Best Practices for Effective Wireless Transformation Series - Episode 1
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PODCAST: In this podcast episode, Jean discusses changes in the wireless marketplace, how new devices are creating a need for greater intelligence in the network, and the key factors service providers should consider when planning a migration to address mobile data traffic demands.
Posted: 23 Sep 2010 | Premiered: Sep 23, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Success Factors of a Best-Run Marketing Organisation - How Does Your Team Stack Up?
sponsored by SAP AG
JOURNAL ARTICLE: How are leading marketing organisations getting the job done? Walk through their best practices, and you'll see what role software solutions - and customers - can play in helping marketing teams demonstrate favorable business outcomes.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SAP AG

Business Intelligence for the Retail Industry
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: To gain greater business insight and transparency, organisations urgently require a new generation of business intelligence tools and applications that allows cross-enterprise, interenterprise and external data to be integrated and analysed. This paper we discusses how technological advances are enabling improved decision making.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: Migration to Windows 7 is a future reality for most. Regardless of the starting point, a migration to Windows 7 is a path that holds as many questions and challenges as it does potential rewards. Planning now can ensure a smooth transition in 2010.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

Advanced Virtualization E-Book: Hypervisor Management and Optimization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: All hypervisors essentially do the same job, but not in the same way. The three top hypervisors all have differences that require specific management tactics. Read this e-book to learn best practices and recommendations you can follow to optimize and maintain VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Evaluating Virtualization System Management Tools
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com, get insight into choosing the right tools and software to meet your organization's specific virtual infrastructure management needs. Learn what steps and considerations cannot be missed before making a purchase decision and get tips for ensuring your selection will stand the test of time.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc.

IBM Rational Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how proven methodologies and best-of-breed tools, such as Rational DOORS, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager, can help you design high-quality products that meet customer requirements.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

IBM

TechTarget ANZ PC lifecycle management E-Book
sponsored by Numara Software
EBOOK: This e-book explores the five key elements of PC Lifecycle management, a practise that can help you to greatly reduce the ongoing costs of operating your PC fleet.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 04 Aug 2010

Numara Software
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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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