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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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Virtualization trends demand new job skills
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Access this exclusive guide to virtualization job skills to explore essential insights on staying relevant in the competitive job market. Simply participate in our brief Server Hardware Research Program, and you'll immediately gain access to this complimentary download.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014


CW500: BYOD Mistakes and Opportunities
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PRESENTATION: Steve Trigg, independent consultant and former banking IT executive, draws on his experience advising major banks on BYOD  programmes in this presentation.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

Expert Tips for Preventing and Resolving Potential Backup and Recovery Issues
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EGUIDE: This e-guide provides an in-depth overview of both the backup and disaster recovery aspects of a successful defense strategy.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Maximize Your Private Cloud by Including All Core Functionality
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper from Forrester Consulting reviews the core functionality required to maximize private cloud benefits and provides some best practices for enterprise cloud deployments.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Evaluating Your Options for Effective Records Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: For today's organizations the onslaught of physical and digital records has made effectively managing business-critical records more complex than ever before. This paper aims to breakdown the complexity but exploring the pros and cons of the top 3 records management approaches. Plus, discover key best practices that enhance your chances of success.
Posted: 27 Nov 2012 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Don't Overlook Records Management in Business Continuity Planning
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Effective business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) planning is a critical aspect of any business – without it you're at risk for serious consequences. But many enterprises today make the mistake of only planning for digital files. Read on to learn 10 steps to crafting a BC/DR plan for your digital and physical records.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

Iron Mountain

Best practices in managing requirements in Energy and Utilities industries
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast highlights some of the compliance and collaboration challenges facing the extended nuclear ecosystem, describe a potential solution that can aid addressing the challenges, and present several examples of where the solution has been implemented in the nuclear space.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: May 31, 2013


Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Facility
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides tips and best practices for picking a colocation partner.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Solution Spotlight: Cloud Costs and Management Considerations
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert resource offers tips and best practices for easing cloud management and details some cloud automation tools that will simplify things.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014


How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

Take Another Look at Your Data Center Cooling Methods
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EBOOK: Check out this expert guide to find proven cooling techniques and best practices for your data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 5-step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013


2013 North American Software Defined Data Center Management Platforms New Product Innovation Award
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
RESEARCH CONTENT: Take a look at this in-depth resource to find out why HP received a "New Product Innovation Award" for their software defined data center management platforms.
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel®

Requirements for a Successful Cloud: a Checklist for your Cloud Journey
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: Are you considering implementing cloud into your IT environment? It's a big move, so make sure you're prepared for the road ahead. Read on to make sure your push to cloud is successful and meets all of your business needs.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

BMC Software

Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The volumes of information about business solutions, best practices and analytics technology often neglect to appropriately represent the impact of hardware infrastructure on the success of business analytics projects. Read this white paper to learn what does and doesn't work in business analytics infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


E-Guide: Best Practices for Using SSD Technologies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the types of workloads SSD is best suited for and classifies these systems into two basic categories: enterprise and client. Discover the key features of disk drive, PCIe, and SSD-specific form factors and learn about the five biggest implementation mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Private Cloud — It’s More Than Just Virtualization
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report reveals findings from a survey of 265 enterprise IT decision-makers that have private cloud deployments. Read on to learn 3 practices to get the most out of your private cloud; Sneak peek: here is one now: don't reinvent the wheel.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013


Cloud & Outsourcing - Why Partnering Strategies Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how outsourcing motivations have changed and why you should adapt your sourcing strategies to keep up.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Archiving, Backup, and DR: Essential Tips and Issues to Address
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
EGUIDE: This E-Guide points out four records retention issues you may inadvertently be exposing your business to and reveals the keys to integrating backup, archiving, and DR.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

Rand Secure Data

Personalization Driving E-Commerce
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
EGUIDE: Gartner analysts predict that mobile apps and Web 2.0 will be a deciding factor in 50% of your sales by 2015. In order to keep pace, your e-commerce processes need to evolve to include CRM technologies. Read on to learn what 6 factors are essential for an effective e-commerce/CRM merger.
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 | Published: 28 Jan 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

3 Steps to Get Business Users On Your Side: Best Practices and Tools to Empower Your Business Users to Develop Process Apps
sponsored by Active Endpoints, Inc.
WEBCAST: Webinar includes 3 steps to delegate development of simpler applications to your business users and by allowing them to change existing applications -Which tools are appropriate for business users to capture domain expertise - How to improve your reputation with business users by enabling them to leverage and re-purpose your existing web services
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Apr 26, 2011

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Active Endpoints, Inc.

Key insights for an effective records management strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Implementing new processes and workflows is just the beginning of establishing an effective records and information management (RIM) strategy. In this expert guide you will discover essential tips on how to ensure your RIM policy is not only highly effective but also sustainable. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Data Movement of Big Data Critical to BI and Analytics
sponsored by Teradata
PODCAST: Capitalizing on the value of big data starts with effective data movement. In this on-demand podcast, learn why organizations are moving away from traditional extract, transform, and load (ETL) methodologies in favor of ELT strategies in order to truly benefit from all that big data has to offer.
Posted: 17 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2012


‘Big data’ will have a big impact on MDM strategy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Gartner, Inc. recently reported that IT megatrends such as social media, cloud computing and big data will have a significant impact on master data management (MDM) programs. Review this e-guide to gain insight from leading Gartner experts on how to adapt your MDM efforts to ensure success in light of today's emerging trends.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Adding location intelligence to BI applications
sponsored by Esri
EGUIDE: Location intelligence can provide your business with unprecedented insight into customer behavior, market trends, and more -- so why don't more organizations include location features in their overall BI applications? Read on to learn the benefits of integrating location intelligence with BI and get 7 expert steps for getting started.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 28 Nov 2012

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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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