Best Practices White Papers

Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a project can be rolled out and completed with fewer problems and unforeseen complications.
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By: CenturyLink     Published Date: Oct 30, 2014

DevOps is a hot topic inside many Enterprise IT organizations today, because of the operational and development efficiencies it can bring. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor CenturyLink for “DevOps, Weaving Development and Operations Together in the Enterprise,” a free analyst webinar on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT.

Tags : devops, centurylink, application integration, knowledge management, operations, network performance management, best practices, database development
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.

Tags : flexible workplace, user mobility, user support, productivity management, it management, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

This white paper, based on original IBM research with analysis by IDC, offers a Mobile Infrastructure Maturity Model and documents the best practices and characteristics of organizations that are leaders.

Tags : mobile technology, it strategies, mobile infrastructure, it management, mobile data systems, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how to develop the type of network that truly supports mobile devices, applications and unified communications programs, thereby establishing the foundation for stronger mobile solutions.

Tags : mobile collaboration, mobile applications, mobile solutions, mobile infrastructure, it management, mobile data systems, application performance management, best practices
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2014

Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments.

Tags : it risk management, it security, resilience investments, enhanced brand value, security, it management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. But how do we test non-trivial applications with many components? What do we do when some components are outside of our control, expensive to access, or simply not ready to test against? Delaying integration testing or running the tests infrequently is can cause problems to linger, quality to fall, and delivery delays.

Tags : agile development, composite applications, integration testing, it management, knowledge management, application integration, best practices, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Today’s competitive marketplace requires the organization to frequently release and deploy applications at the pace of user demands, with reduced cost, risk, and increased quality.

Tags : application release, application control, application deployment, it management, best practices, business intelligence, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.

Tags : release management, application management, market trends, application deployment, it management, knowledge management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This book gives you insight into what it means to leverage service virtualization in your testing environments.

Tags : ibm, virtualization, service virtualization, service components, deploying service, team productivity, software quality, dependent services
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.

Tags : ibm, virtualization, service virtualization, service components, deploying service, team productivity, software quality, dependent services
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Get the essentials about agile testing and service virtualization from several different perspectives – get an analyst’s take from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester Research on how to remove agile testing bottlenecks and ways to calculate your potential return on investment for Service Virtualization

Tags : ibm, virtualization, service virtualization, service components, deploying service, team productivity, software quality, dependent services
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects.

Tags : ibm, software delivery, collaborative platform, investments, application delivery, customer feedback, standardized process, deployed
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

In this paper, IBM proposes that organizations relying on the traditional waterfall process for systems and software delivery-that is, an engineering governance model-need to make changes to reduce risk and improve results

Tags : ibm, software delivery, collaborative platform, investments, application delivery, customer feedback, standardized process, deployed
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Requirements definition and management is recognized as a necessary step for the successful delivery of systems and software projects; the discipline is also required by standards, regulations and quality improvement initiatives like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

Tags : ibm, requirements management, cmmi, successful delivery, distinctively identified, specific solutions, defined requirement, managing requirements
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This case study examines the adoption of agile processes within a European embedded technology provider, focusing on the challenges encountered in deploying agile beyond beyond software development activities.

Tags : ibm, agility, software productivity, agile teams, agile practice, faster solutions, adoption mistakes, dummies
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

This white paper explores some key challenges that automotive companies face in creating smarter, more sophisticated automobiles that are made up of many systems of systems and how a holistic approach can help address them.

Tags : ibm, automotive development, accelerating automotive, automotive innovation, automotive product, automotive companies, holistic approach, best practices
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2014

Learn about making better product decisions with a Rational Focal Point solution for product portfolio management.

Tags : ibm, product management, decision support, smarter decisions, successful products, finding data, software tools, product portfolios
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

Using social media in enterprise settings is hardly a new concept. However, many organizations have struggled to fully take advantage of the potential offered by collaboration solutions before now.

Tags : social business, market trends, social media, collaboration solutions, knowledge management, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as "something to worry about when we get bigger." The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent strategy. Download your complimentary copy of our "Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses" today to discover: 1) Common compensation mistakes made by small business 2) How to avoid the small business traps 3) How to ensure that your pay plan supports your business objectives

Tags : compensation performance, small businesses, employee retention, employee performance, knowledge management, best practices, business analytics
    
By: Singlehop     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

DDoS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know About DDoS Attacks.

Tags : ddos attacks, it security, data breaches, security, it management, best practices, business activity monitoring, risk management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

Gaining a more complete, trusted view of customers is a strategic goal of most organizations. The challenge is that information about customers is typically managed and stored in many different applications, management systems and data silos. And this challenge is often compounded by a lack of consistency from one application to the next. The combination of IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer and IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management addresses these challenges by creating a single, combined, trusted 360-degree view of all data related to customers, accounts, products and other entities. The combined solution enables organizations to gain a deeper understanding of customer sentiment, increase customer loyalty and satisfaction, and get the right information to the right people to provide customers what they need to solve problems, cross-sell and up-sell.

Tags : data integration, customer loyalty, customer service, big data, data management, best practices, business analytics, customer relationship management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

How can organizations tap into the vast flow of data, weed out the information that matters, and then link that meaningful sentiment to specific customers? This ebook explores how an enhanced 360-degree view of the customer optimizes and facilitates more personalized customer interactions.

Tags : marketing, business strategy, customer service, big data, it management, best practices, business process management, customer experience management
    
By: MaaS360 by Fiberlink     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

Mobile device Management was just the beginning of the enterprise journey towards complete mobility. Learn why enterprise mobility management is now needed for all devices and data for work.

Tags : mobile device management, mobility, enterprise mobility, mobile security, application management, it management, knowledge management, best practices
    
By: MaaS360 by Fiberlink     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

There's an app for that, but is it secure? Mobile Application Lifecycle Management (MALM) is the key to ensuring the protection of apps and associated data by integrating security throughout the end to end process.

Tags : application security, mobile enterprise, malm, device compliance, data loss prevention, it management, application performance management, best practices
    
By: MaaS360 by Fiberlink     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

End users are demanding their own devices in the workplace, making IT the shepherds of a potentially unruly flock? The good news is IT can embrace BYOD with security and confidence given the right preparation and technology??

Tags : byod, device discovery, self-service portals, end users, knowledge management, mobile data systems, best practices
    
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