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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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Top HR challenges and strategies to resolve them
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Organizing, indexing and storing info is paramount to HR departments today. This paper offers up five best practices for elevated HR efficiency. Read this and learn why reducing paper, employing a hybrid approach based on both paper and digital records, and joining forces with a trusted partner can enable swifter and more efficient operations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012

Iron Mountain

Expert Tips: Ten Essentials for Migrating Enterprise Desktops to Windows 7
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: Enterprise desktop migration involves the full re-engineering of desktops, laptops and all related management systems across a company. Access this expert e-guide from SearchEntepriseDesktop.com to discover the 10 essential steps to simplify desktop migrations to Windows 7.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 | Published: 26 Aug 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

E-Guide: 14 TLC Tips for Your Tape Storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: If tape is in fact not dead, and going to be around for a long time, you should learn how to make this technology work better in your IT environment. This E-Guide from SearchDataBackup.com outlines common tape backup errors and gives tips on how to get the most out of this backup method. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: 4 FAQs on Reusing Tape Answered
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Reusing tape in your enterprise can be an unclear task. When should a tape be retired from rotation? Is there a way to track backup tape passes? Read this SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide to find out the answer to these questions and more and discover how to get the most out of your tape technology by following these best practices for reusing tape.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Tip Guide: Best practices for ‘big data’ analytics rely on familiar disciplines
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EGUIDE: Big data analytics continues to evolve, but proven data management practices remain the same and always will hold true. Check out this SearchBusinessAnalytics.com expert tip guide to learn best practices for big data analytics strategies and initiatives.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

Definitive Guide to Exchange Server 2010 Migration Chapter 5: Exchange 2010: Keeping up Appearances
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: Keeping Exchange Server 2010 running at full torque requires diligent management and administration. This e-guide examines some of the most common performance issues and explains how to mitigate them. Exchange MVP Andy Grogan also details best practices you should follow to prevent any performance setbacks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Mimecast

E-Guide: Top Considerations for Migrating to Exchange 2010
sponsored by Metalogix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover what you need to know before migrating to Exchange Server 2010. Explore the new features and tools that Exchange boasts, and which features will not longer be supported. Find out the important prerequisites you'll need before making the transition.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Metalogix

TIP GUIDE: Determining the ROI of a WMS upgrade
sponsored by HighJump Software
EGUIDE: Ensuring your warehouse management software (WMS) allows for adaptability and control is pivotal. If your current system does not allow for this, it could be time for an upgrade. In this tip guide, you will learn best practices for determining the return on investment (ROI) of a WMS upgrade, tips for customizing your WMS and building a process.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

HighJump Software

Cloud Lessons Learned: Gain Control, Mitigate Risk and Be Agile
sponsored by CSC
WEBCAST: Why should customers be concerned about maintaining control over cloud services, and how should they accomplish this? Get key cloud lessons learned in this webcast. Explore topics such as the primary concerns in adopting private cloud, how to mitigate perceived cloud service risks and how to use cloud to increase agility.
Posted: 27 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 27, 2012

CSC

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're using agile methodologies or a traditional waterfall approach, this white paper can tell you how cloud can be your opportunity to integrate apps and ops into a seamless team that produces and maintains higher-quality applications and services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Assessing your IT infrastructure for desktop virtualization
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: Virtual desktops can help your organization reduce costs and centralized applications. But to reap its benefits, your IT infrastructure must be able to fully support VDI, otherwise, you'll run into performance and stability issues. Learn best practices and how to avoid these VDI pitfalls in this e-guide.
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

F5 Networks

7 Steps to Success with An Automated Development/Test Cloud
sponsored by Eucalyptus Systems
WHITE PAPER: Automating your software delivery process and integrating it with cloud-based IaaS is the best way to keep pace with today’s software building, testing and deploying demands.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

Eucalyptus Systems

Presentation Transcript:  8 Reasons Why Desktop Virtualization Projects Fail and Best Practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Desktop virtualization is sure to increase efficiency and productivity in your business but the transition comes with its fair share of challenges and pitfalls. Access this presentation transcript, featuring industry expert Gabe Knuth, to review the top reasons why desktop virtualizations fail and learn how you can avoid these fatal mistakes.
Posted: 19 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Planning an Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 7
sponsored by Centrix Software
EGUIDE: Find out how to simplify the migration process to Windows 7 in this expert e-guide. Learn which steps are essential in planning a migration, and discover the five crucial aspects of executing a successful migration.
Posted: 05 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Oct 2011

Centrix Software

ERP in SME Fueling Growth and Profits
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This Aberdeen Group research report provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at companies leveraging ERP solutions as a strategic weapon.  This report reviews methodologies and technologies with best practice identification and actionable recommendations.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 13 Sep 2011

Sage Software

Windows 7 Migration: Inevitable and Necessary for Most IT Shops, but Time and Tools are Essential Ingredients for Success
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: For IT decision-makers, moving to Windows 7 is more a matter of "how" rather than "when," especially with XP support ending in 2014. Learn about tools that can ease your migration process and key preparations to undergo before migrating.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

RES Software

E-Guide: Making the Most of Your Tape Backup
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
EGUIDE: The rumors aren’t true, tape isn’t dead. More businesses still use this backup technology than you think. For those who do, this expert E-Guide is designed to keep you up to speed with tape development and best practices by discussing the pertinent and pricing compatibility issues when transitioning from an autoloader to a tape library.
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

Quantum Corporation

E-Guide: Using Dedupe for Disk & Restoring Deduped Data
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: Some storage managers are still unsure as to where and how they should be using their dedupe technology in disk backup or how to restore deduped data. This SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide can help by outlining top tips on how to use dedupe in disk-based backup and how dedupe affects the recovery process.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

eGuide: Keys to improving WAN application delivery
sponsored by BlueCoat
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses how gaining visibility into WAN application performance results in better overall WAN management and how you can make it happen. Additionally, uncover best practices on how you can improve application delivery in order to boost overall user experience.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

BlueCoat

E-Guide: Matching WAN application acceleration options to network needs: Expert roadmap
sponsored by BlueCoat
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses basic WAN acceleration techniques as well as best practices to boost application performance. Uncover how to match WAN optimization with acceleration options in order to meet your network’s needs.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

BlueCoat

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell KACE
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 the future.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

Dell KACE

Manchester Essex Regional School District: Virtualization helps a Massachusetts school district deliver better education while reducing costs, IT staff burdens and environmental impact
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Manchester Essex Regional School District was looking to build a new school for its 8500 student body, tasking the IT department with finding the most effective way to help build and manage an energy-efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper highlights how VMware data center virtualization and other software helped them achieve their goals.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

VMware, Inc.

The Power of Collaboration within Unified Communications
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper discover the collaboration tools that will enable you to create an effective unified communications strategy, while offering the best practices for adoption.
Posted: 11 Jul 2011 | Published: 11 Jul 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Cloud Computing Review E-Zine - Vol. 1: Analyzing Cloud Computing News and Trends
sponsored by SearchCloudComputing.com
EZINE: Cloud computing is a hot topic in the IT industry, and many IT professionals are still unsure of the benefits this platform can bring to their infrastructure. Check out this exclusive expert e-zine covering the hottest topics on cloud computing including choosing cloud computing services, calculating the cost advantages of a private cloud and more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

SearchCloudComputing.com

E-Guide: Best practices for testing desktop virtualization
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: Selling desktop virtualization to traditional desktop admins is no easy feat, but there are ways to make a case for desktop virtualization if you break it down into each technology. In this expert e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com, learn how to simplify the explanation of desktop virtualization benefits to admins and more.
Posted: 30 Jun 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

Intel
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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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