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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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Streamlining Sales Processes to Boost Performance: Five best practices for optimizing the sales pipeline
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When chosen wisely and used appropriately, technology can have a positive impact on both the sales process management and the results of managing the sales effort more efficiently. SugarCRM can remedy the gap in four crucial areas. And it does so very economically, avoiding a fifth mistake, spending more money than you have to in order to improve.
Posted: 02 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SugarCRM Inc.

Leveraging Virtualization for Greater ROI
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast you'll hear from Falconstor Software's Product Marketing Manager , Peter Eichers, as he discusses Falconstor storage virtualization solutions.
Posted: 20 May 2009 | Premiered: May 20, 2009

FalconStor Software

Migrating to the New Dell Management Console
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from SymantecTM centralizes multiple aspects of systems management into a single easy-to-use tool.
Posted: 19 May 2009 | Published: 19 May 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Oracle IT Modernization Series Modernization: The Path to SOA
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while at the same time increase their ability to react to ongoing business demands. To achieve this they need to take advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Read this white paper to learn about more about SOA and its benefits.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle Service Registry for SOA Governance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an entirely new approach to IT that connects people, process, and technology in a dynamic, distributed environment; however, it also increases system complexity. Read this data sheet to learn how together, Oracle Enterprise Repository and Oracle Service Registry create a solid foundation for SOA governance.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 14 May 2009

Oracle Corporation

The Need for Profitability and Cost Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Profitability and cost management (PCM) is at the core of enterprise performance management, as it represents the bottom line for every company. However, there are multiple reasons why PCM is of particular relevance, especially today. Ready this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

A Functional Model for Data Management
sponsored by Baseline Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how organizations are using a holistic data management perspective to optimize data usage regardless of where the information resides. It shows how when information is shared across the enterprise, business decisions are more robust, and decision makers have access to the widest array of input, with the greatest quality.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Baseline Consulting

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By implementing loyalty programs that are integrated across sales, service, and marketing - across all channels of interaction - a firm can greatly enhance the customer experience, increase customer retention, and foster development of a community of people who serve as advocates for the business.
Posted: 27 Apr 2009 | Published: 27 Apr 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization: Overcoming five real-world challenges
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Success with server virtualization is leading many firms to explore the next frontier - virtualizing employee desktops. The opportunities are significant, but so are the challenges, both technical and psychological.
Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | Published: 21 Apr 2009

Citrix

Storage Magazine April 2009: The State of Replication
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Data replication has taken center stage in hot storage technologies and is a fundamental component of DR and backup and recovery operations. This issue's cover story explores where best to deploy replication: in the array, network or servers. Plus, check out features on power-smart disk systems, value-based data protection, deduplication...
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

SearchStorage.com

The Top 3 Cost-Cutting Mistakes CIOs Make And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The current economic downturn has resulted in contraction of IT Department budgets and a mandate to allocate resources to only the most critical projects, then execute it flawlessly. In these tough times, it is imperative for CIOs to deliver more value as IT budgets fall.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

State of the Market: Microsoft Sharepoint
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Some may argue that SharePoint is not a panacea and is perhaps being over-used while many organizations around the world are reportedly using it for one or more ECM-related projects. This paper focuses on a survey conducted by AIIM that sheds light on the reality of SharePoint adoption and practice within the enterprise.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
sponsored by Plex Systems
WHITE PAPER: ERP on the Shop Floor is as critical to the viability of the enterprise as any component in the execution of manufacturing. High performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data collected from the shop floor to the top floor is key to reducing costs, streamlining operations and improving customer satisfaction.
Posted: 31 Mar 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Plex Systems

Best Practices for Managing Your BlackBerry Environment
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This reference document will provide you with detailed information on how to effectively manage your BlackBerry Enterprise Server architecture.
Posted: 18 Mar 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

BlackBerry

SOA Governance: Framework and Best Practices
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a framework and best practices for governance as it specifically relates to Service Orientated Architecture (SOA). It also introduces a Six Steps to Successful SOA Governance model.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 May 2007

Oracle Corporation

SOA Best Practices: The BPEL Cookbook
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Aug 2007

Oracle Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Improve PeopleSoft Quality by Leveraging a Quality Assurance Center of Excellence Model
sponsored by HP and FocusFrame
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this webcast transcript and learn how to leverage industry-leading quality management software and best practices to reduce test cycle time, decrease project risk, and increase the quality of your PeopleSoft applications.
Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

HP and FocusFrame

IT governance: enabling high performance in turbulent times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how CIOs can use governance best practices to mitigate the depth and duration of performance declines that often accompany periods of change and innovation. It will clarify what governance is - and isn't - and articulate how CIOs can begin to improve governance within their organizations.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Five best practices for deploying a successful service-oriented architecture: Leveraging lessons learned from the IBM Academy of Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about the five best practices for deploying successful SOA and see rapid return on your investment.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Support PCI Security Compliance with Enhanced Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes PCI requirements, the benefits of compliance and the penalties for noncompliance.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Best Practices for Power Equipment Startup
sponsored by Square D Critical Power Competency Center
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the need for a systematized program for new power equipment startup and the best practices and pitfalls that exist with regards to power equipment startup.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Square D Critical Power Competency Center

The Green Data Center: Energy-Efficient Computing in the 21st Century, Chapter 3, 2009 Update
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
EBOOK: This chapter is a primer on energy efficient cooling and power distribution principles and best practices in data center.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Six Best Practices to Prevent Enterprise Data Loss
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
VIDEO: Join Tom Corn, Vice President of Data Security Products at RSA, The Security Division of EMC as he discusses six best practices for preventing enterprise data loss. Hear how these best practices enable you to protect your critical data throughout its lifecycle -- no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.
Posted: 05 Feb 2009 | Premiered: 05 Feb 2009

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

6 Best Practices for Preventing Enterprise Data Loss
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Nearly 220 million electronic records have been breached since January 2005, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. This paper outlines six best practices for corporations seeking to prevent enterprise data loss in order to protect revenue, limit customer attrition, and meet government regulatory requirements.
Posted: 05 Feb 2009 | Published: 05 Feb 2009

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Virtualizing DR Best Practices for Leveraging Virtualization in Your Disaster Recovery Site
sponsored by Citrix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this document George Crump explains key components in leveraging virtualization at DR site, some of the do's and don'ts, and how to get the most out of that investment.
Posted: 03 Feb 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Citrix
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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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