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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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How to Develop SOA with Lower Risk
sponsored by MuleSoft
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper delves into tips for overcoming the challenges of enabling SOA. Plus, read on to gain insights into SOA benefits and uses, top down SOA vs. bottom-up SOA, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 | Published: 02 Nov 2012


Storage Buyer's Checklist: Solid-State Storage Arrays
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this expert Essential Guide, check out solid-state storage array options, purchasing considerations and access a buyer's feature checklist. Make a better decision today!
Posted: 28 Jun 2012 | Published: 28 Jun 2012

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


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

TOPICS:  Best Practices
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


Big Data Analytics- your project reality: The good, the bad, and the ugly
sponsored by Infobright, Inc.
EGUIDE: Big data has quickly become the most talked-about trend is the business intelligence and analytics markets to-date – but, as many organizations are discovering, gaining insight from big data is easier said than done. Read this e-guide to get expert advice on big data analytics including 7 worst practices to avoid.
Posted: 19 Nov 2012 | Published: 19 Nov 2012

Infobright, Inc.

Tips and Best practices for Enterprise Social Software Adoption
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Most businesses today are aware of the benefits of social technologies, but many organizations are finding that simply deploying social tools isn't enough to ensure social success or user adoption. Read this e-guide to learn 4 steps that lead to enterprise-wide user adoption and the importance of establishing a collaborative environment.
Posted: 14 Nov 2012 | Published: 14 Nov 2012


Presentation Transcript: College of Virtualization - Lessons in Implementing a Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This 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: 11 Oct 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc.

Governance from the Ground Up: Launching Your Information Governance Initiative
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER:  Download this resource now to help ensure that you treat your information as a business asset and not let it become just a by-product of the systems that use it. Inside you'll read 5 common information governance challenges, 6 key tips to a successful information governance initiative, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Intel IT's Data Center Strategy for Business Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers advice on aligning your data center investments with business need. It details today's best practices for effective data center management strategies.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Business-driven BI: Using New Technologies to Foster Self-Service Access to Insights
sponsored by BeyeNETWORK
EGUIDE: Wayne Eckerson explores the challenges of implementing self-service BI tools in this e-guide. Read it today to discover ten key best practices for self-service BI, including what you need to know about the two main types of users, the realities and challenges of self-service BI, and much more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2012 | Published: 11 Sep 2012


11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn 11 best practice peer code review tips to optimize review sessions, improve code, and make the most of valuable time. Some of the key findings include how many lines of code you should review in an hour, annotating code before you begin reviewing, leveraging a check list system, and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

SmartBear Software

The Virtual Presenter's Handbook
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Speaking at a web seminar involves much more skill and strategy than you might expect. Check out this e-book to explore six witty chapters of tips, advice and insight on delivering virtual presentations and learn how to keep your audience tuned in and interested!
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012


Desktop Virtualization: An Appliance Based Approach - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Citrix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Explore key use cases, tips and technologies that can help you simplify and accelerate your desktop virtualization deployment in this expert resource. Read on to learn how to reduce the complexity and cost of your desktop tranistion so you can maximize the value of your new environment.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 28 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc. and Citrix

Presentation Transcript: Three Leading Practices for Agile BI Success in Mid-Market Organizations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: As organizations are faced with analyzing and understanding exponential pools of information, the need for a solid BI strategy is greater than ever before. Check out this presentation transcript for more on the changing BI atmosphere and how you can update your strategy with three leading practices for agile BI success.
Posted: 02 Jul 2012 | Published: 02 Jul 2012

Dell, Inc.

Microsoft® Office Migration Guide
sponsored by Ontuitive
VIDEO: This essential resource highlights five important reasons to pull off an error-free Office migration, and reviews best practices that can help your organization seamlessly upgrade to the newest Office suite.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Premiered: 07 Jun 2012


Best practices for a successful private cloud adoption
sponsored by ManageIQ
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the advantages of a private cloud over a pay-as-you-go public cloud. Read on to review successful cloud implementations and gain best practices and key tips for how you can accelerate your own private cloud adoption.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012


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: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Definitive Guide to Exchange Server 2010 Migration: Chapter 1: Under the Hood of Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Migrating to Exchange Server 2010 from the 2007 edition is becoming a must, as the 2010 edition offers improved email archiving, high-availability, and optimal storage features. But as you begin to explore the possibilities of upgrading to Exchange 2010, do you have a proper plan in place?
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 May 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Unified Communications Migrations and Management
sponsored by Dell Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation, Joel Blaiberg, author of “Four Steps to Planning a Successful Migration” shares key migration strategies, and best practices that can save your organization time and money when migrating communications to Office 365 or an on-premises or a hybrid environment.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

Dell 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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