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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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 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

E-Book: Virtualization for Hospitals
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: As health care providers collect increasing amounts of patient data, the burden on IT infrastructure only worsens. This SearchHealthIT.com e-book discusses server consolidation in a health care setting, moving apps and servers to virtualized platforms, desktop virtualization for health care, best practices for server virtualization, and more!
Posted: 08 Jul 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.

E-Book: Best Practices - How to implement and maintain enterprise user roles
sponsored by CA Technologies
EBOOK: Effective enterprise role management is essential for properly managing user access rights and enforcing access policies, but the implementation process can be challenging. To be successful, organisations should implement and maintain enterprise roles using 3 Best Practices described by our expert Andras Cser.
Posted: 29 Jun 2010 | Published: 29 Jun 2010

CA Technologies

Installing Windows 2008 Hyper-V Best Practices for Xiotech Emprise 7000
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document provides step-by-step instructions on installing Hyper-V and a host operating system. Windows 2008 must be installed and configured prior to installing Hyper-V. In addition, all other server configuration tasks, such as network configuration, domain membership, must be complete before installing Hyper-V.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Xiotech Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Virtualization Best Practices 2010 - Technology in Action Demonstration
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript features a demonstration from Dell and Microsoft that highlights the use cases and technology that represent best practices for using virtualization today. Learn how to move workloads onto virtual servers and gain insight into how to prepare your staff for the transition.
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Dell and Microsoft

IT Policy Compliance for Dummies®
sponsored by Qualys
EBOOK: This book simply explains IT policy compliance and the steps your organisation needs to carry out to prove compliance to an independent auditor. After reading this book you'll know how to create compliance policies and prepare your IT operations to fulfill those requirements.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Qualys

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards®
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Whether you are just starting a compliance program or need to fine-tune your existing process, this document will help you understand the steps involved in becoming GIPS compliant. It is not a substitute for the Standards themselves. It is designed to help you understand the value of compliance, what’s needed to achieve it, pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 23 Apr 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Advent Software, Inc

The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners: Powerful Lessons in eDiscovery Success
sponsored by Guidance Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Seven Best Practices of Highly Effective eDiscovery Practitioners article provides legal professionals with insight on how they and other members of the eDiscovery team can achieve a repeatable, defensible in-house eDiscovery process. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Guidance Software, Inc.

ArcGIS® Server and Virtualization
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming more popular among ArcGIS customers as well. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, QA and certification processes of ArcGIS Server. This paper provides an overview of virtualization and addresses some common questions regarding ArcGIS Server and virtualization.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Esri

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Using R2 Hyper-V for Virtualization Projects
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the role that planning plays in the success or failure of virtualization adoption. Gain insight into each phase of the project life cycle and how the associated processes can be improved for effective implementation.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Expert Lessons in Implementing a Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This SearchDisasterRecovery.com presentation transcript will give you a crash course on how to implement a cost-efficient disaster recovery plan. You'll hear an overview of disaster recovery and recieve some general advice to get you started on the business and technology considerations that are going to be crucial to you.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Dell and VMware

Best Practices for Delivering Better Software Faster with ALM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the steps that organizations must take to improve their systems and software development processes, including key best practices. It discusses solutions for unifying fractured, global development groups with existing infrastructures.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

IBM

Webinar: Autoscaling Server Arrays
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: This webinar focuses on how the RightScale Platform handles autoscaling with specific instructions and a live demo.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2010

RightScale

Webinar: Deploying a Major Server Upgrade on the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: This webinar continues the exploration of how to manage deployments on the cloud. We demonstrate how much easier and more efficient it is to perform maintenance tasks on the cloud using the RightScale Cloud Management Platform, while staying in control through the entire process.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2010

RightScale

Webinar: Benefits of Grid Computing in the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: See how pharmaceutical, insurance, and Web 2.0 companies are using grid computing to reduce costs and speed processing. You’ll learn how to set up a scalable compute array using RightScale's Grid Edition.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 25, 2010

RightScale

Webinar: Business Intelligence in the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: In this webinar, you will be introduced to the first business intelligence solution stack running on the cloud. This cutting-edge solution has been created by business intelligence industry leaders Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica with the leader in cloud computing management, RightScale.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Premiered: Feb 24, 2010

RightScale
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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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