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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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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

Driving Best Practices with BSM
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how BSM solutions contribute to ITIL compliance by helping organizations manage their underlying technology and by ensuring that their IT infrastructures enhance business performance.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Aperture Data Collection Process: A Necessity for Realizing the Benefits of DCSM
sponsored by Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: As the data center continues to grow in complexity, the Data Center Service Management (DCSM) discipline is becoming widely adopted by organizations that wish to migrate to higher levels of process maturity. This technical brief will discuss the benefits of using DCSM.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand

Managing Mobility as a Business Imperative: Identifying Savings and Finding the Right Partner
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Ovum will offer a short guide for enterprises as they establish and then continue to evolve their managed mobility strategies.
Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | Published: 19 Feb 2010

BlackBerry

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices in Batch Tuning - Empowering IT Staff to Reduce CPU and Run-Time in the Enterprise
sponsored by Software Engineering of America, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript to learn how batch tuning can enable your organization to reduce required computing resources and save valuable run-time, ultimately saving money for the enterprise. Gain insight into common problems data center pros run into when implementing batch tuning, and explore tools to overcome these challenges.
Posted: 18 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2010

Software Engineering of America, Inc.

Why Choose VMware View Over Citrix XenDesktop?
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The report examines a side-by-side comparison of VMware View 4 and Citrix XenDesktop. While the desktop virtualization landscape may appear to be crowded with options, customers can have confidence in their choice with VMware® View, because it’s the only end-to-end integrated solution built for delivering desktops as a managed service.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

VMware, Inc.

Dataquest Insight: Oracle and SAP Approach the Small and Midsize Business Application Market via Different Product and Channel Approaches
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, Gartner analyzes Oracle's and SAP's recent moves with respect to small and midsize business application products and channels and what they mean for company ecosystems.
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Encryption Key Management: A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Securing data from unauthorized access is a critical issue for businesses in all industries. Regulatory compliance and customer loyalty all depend on keeping sensitive information safe and secure. Businesses must take steps to improve data confidentiality and integrity.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Quantum Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Leveraging Your Most Valued Asset: Knowledge
sponsored by Vivisimo, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Why do most organizations continuously fail in utilizing knowledge? In this presentation transcript, learn from case studies that illustrate how you can optimize the value of knowledge in your organization through improving e-discovery and data retention practices and eliminating wasteful and under-utilized tools.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Vivisimo, Inc.

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Integrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SAP
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the innovations in Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 that make interoperability with SAP easier than ever.
Posted: 25 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Business Process Lifecycle Management (BPLM) Enabled SAP Implementation
sponsored by Atos Origin
WHITE PAPER: In this paper a 20 year veteran in the chemical manufacturing sector provides Best Practices for BPLM enabled SAP implementations.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

Atos Origin

Virtualizing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 on Dell™ Systems Running Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, various configurations of Exchange Server 2007 are tested in physical and virtual environments to evaluate the performance scalability and to understand the sizing requirements for Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 28 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Dell™ Reference Architecture Sizing and Best Practices for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 in a VMware® ESX Server Environment using EqualLogic PS Series Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the Dell Reference Architecture, a blueprint or a starting configuration, for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized server environment and provides guidelines for designing and sizing the storage for the same using Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage systems.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

Dell, Inc.

Deploying Operating System Images on Dell Business Client Systems using Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 provides unified processes and tools for desktop and server OS deployment using a common deployment console and a collection of best practices. The toolkit provides a single mechanism for image creation and an automated installation process to reduce deployment time.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Winning the Performance Battle: Standardizing Best Practices with Technology
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the important elements and key benefits of standardizing business processes and operating procedures based on uniform, organization wide technology. It also serves as a guide for engineering and construction (E&C) firms choosing the right technology to promote standardization across their organizations.
Posted: 09 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Change Management Best Practices for the Engineering and Construction Industry
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to highlight best practices of identifying and managing changes that might occur on a construction project, and provide a process to effectively manage changes on construction projects.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Oracle Corporation

Migrating Users from Physical Workstations to XenDesktop
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This document provides recommendations and best practices for moving a user’s data from their physical corporate workstations into the virtual Citrix XenDesktop environment.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Oct 2009

Citrix

Sustainability Matters: Why - and how - business is widening its focus to consider the needs of stakeholders
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how running a responsible business and high levels of performance do not have to work against each other. And it makes a case for why sustainability issues should simply be part of a company’s overall performance management practices.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

eBook: Cloud Computing for Enterprise Developers
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
EBOOK: If you're an enterprise developer then you're probably familiar with the term "cloud computing," but you may still have questions. In this eBook, you'll learn about the benefits of cloud computing, what it really means to compute in the cloud, some of the different cloud types, and much more!
Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Reduce IT Costs by Rationalizing Your Application Portfolio
sponsored by Informatica Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript of the webcast "Reduce IT Costs by Rationalizing Your Application Portfolio" to learn the best practices of application retirement and how to effectively retire legacy applications and reduce IT costs while still having the ability to simply and efficiently access the retired data.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Informatica Corporation

Implementable Best Practices Speed Chemical Industry SAP ERP Deployments
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read ARC's view on how SAP's best practices and SAP Business All-in-One solutions for chemicals ensure rapid deployment with low risk for small and midsize companies.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.
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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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