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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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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

Presentation Transcript: Tape Vaulting: Best Practices to Consider for Offsite Tape Storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a podcast, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Iron Mountain

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

Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask themselves many questions, including “How do my metrics compare to my peers with respect to virtualizing my IT environment?”. This exclusive white paper highlights top anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits. Learn more here.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

Desktop Virtualization Planning Guide
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization, what is it and what does it mean for your organization and IT shop? This exclusive white paper provides an in-depth review of what it is, what it is not and steps for planning a desktop virtualization deployment. Begin to understand what desktop virtualization is and what it can mean to your organization and IT shop.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

Intel

How to calculate the advantages of a private cloud to make a business case
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: When it comes to justifying a private cloud strategy to executives, IT pros have their work cut out for them because of the confusion surrounding this platform. This expert e-guide highlights effective ways to calculate the cost advantages of a private cloud model and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

E-Guide: Top 5 Tips for Managing Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: To help data storage professionals make the most of these challenging environments, we've collected our top five tips on managing storage in a virtual server environment. Download this E-Guide to learn how to go about managing your virtual environments more efficiently.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

The Desktop Transformation Project Virtual Desktops – Demystified
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization has become a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. Review this white paper and learn the technical basics of this initiative along with the expected benefits this environment can bring to your organization.
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 Jun 2011

Matrix42

Expand your SOA initiatives: Orchestrate new applications with Master Data Management
sponsored by Talend
EGUIDE: Read this E-guide and discover SOA management best practices and considerations for any MDM strategy. Find out how organizations can leverage open source middleware to integrate on-premise data and applications with cloud-based deployments.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011 | Published: 17 Jun 2011

Talend

IDC White Paper: Driving Productivity with Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix Systems and Wyse
WHITE PAPER: Zero client devices are changing the way people look at desktop virtualization for the workplace. In this white paper, IDC explores the challenges facing companies looking to implement the technology, discusses the market forecast and provides an overview of the benefits of Virtual Client Computing.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 May 2011

Citrix Systems and Wyse

Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Client virtualization is a complex beast. This white paper highlights some of the general issues and concerns surrounding this initiative.
Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | Published: 10 Jun 2011

Intel

Avoiding the 8 common mistakes of Windows 7 migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: More organizations are beginning to see a Windows 7 migration as an opportunity for significant performance and efficiency gains within their IT infrastructure. In addition, many are thinking about conducting a PC refresh along with their Windows 7 migration. Understand how you can be successful in this process now.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

 Password Self Help – Password Reset for IBM i
sponsored by Safestone Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about a self help password application that can give you a high ROI and free up time to work on more business critical issues.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Safestone Technologies

IBM Computing on Demand Uses Cloud to Increase Business Productivity CASE STUDY
sponsored by IBM and Intel
CASE STUDY: Many companies need to scale up their computing capacity in a short period of time to meet peaks in their demand and then scale back down. Read the case study to learn how IBM's Computing on Demand model delivers the capacity our clients need to be more responsive in today’s demanding business environment.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

Best Practices for Protecting Laptop Data
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: As data growth increases, and that data increasingly finds its way onto laptops, the threats of data loss and security breaches have also increased. To guard corporate data on endpoints at all times, companies can follow a number of data protection and data security best practices. Incorporating these can help you keep IT costs in check and more.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

i365, makers of Evault

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how  agile and cloud-computing initiatives can act as catalysts to the ever important  relationship between development and operations. The result is higher-performing, easier-to-manage, more reliable and more cost-efficient applications and services. Learn more here.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

HP Software

Best Practices for Private Cloud Migration: Reduce Storage Migration Risks
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WEBCAST: The private cloud offers fast service on demand at a lower cost. So why are many organizations slow to adopt this technology? Many organizations find the challenge and groundwork necessary to move to the cloud daunting. This webcast can help.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Premiered: Jun 2, 2011

Virtual Instruments

BPM Quarterly eZine: Assess for Success - Measuring BPM's Benefits
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: This BPM Quarterly e-zine explores ways you can accurately gauge the progress of your BPM effort. Inside, find not only best practices and expert advice, but access to additional resources about reducing the complexity of BPM integrations and successfully combining BPM and customer relationship management (CRM).
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

IBM
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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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