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: Mentor Graphics     Published Date: Jan 23, 2015

This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate why 1D CFD is not an accurate description. It will shed some light on both the philosophy that underpins the system approach and how and why it is used.

Tags : mentor graphics, thermo fluid, fluid dynamics, fluid flow, network architecture, tunneling, best practices
    
By: Comcast     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

For most small and mid-sized businesses the future is all about growth, and a cloud-based approach to information technology is inherently supportive of growth strategies.

Tags : comcast, technology, business, blueprint, plan, start-up, start, future
    
By: Comcast     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

Technology evolves at breakneck speed, and it plays an increasingly important role in the success of all types of businesses, regardless of size.

Tags : comcast, technology, business, blueprint, plan, start-up, start, future
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

CIOs and other senior IT leaders have a growing responsibility to ensure that the right steps for cost savings and optimization are understood and applied. This report focuses on the clear and practical steps you can take to optimize cloud spend and get the most value for your dollar.

Tags : dell, iaas, cloud computing, cloud services, cloud budget, cloud spending, it budget, backup and recovery
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

In this report, we look at the different approaches of these two groups based on a Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision makers at large U.S. organizations.

Tags : dell, it survey, cloud, cloud services, cloud computing, it experts, it survey, free research
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

In a second-quarter 2014 Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision-makers at large U.S. companies, we identified strategic buyers as those who report using cloud resources for new business and revenue streams as opposed to those who don’t.

Tags : backup and recovery, best practices, it spending, return on investment, productivity, cloud computing
    
By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

This White Paper provides information on how to avoid technology frustrations that sap productivity.

Tags : online meetings, business online meetings, how to improve online meetings, online conferences, network performance, quality of service, remote access, remote network management
    
By: Polycom     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

This paper will highlight the key elements companies should look for in a video conferencing system, and offer best-practices recommendations for identifying and working with a video solutions provider.

Tags : videoconferencing, business culture, technology, solutions, integrate, video culture, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Nov 10, 2014

Learn how data is evolving and the 7 reasons why a comprehensive data management platform supersedes the data integration toolbox that you are using these days.

Tags : sas, data integration, data evolution, comprehensive data, data management, data virtualization, data warehouses, data profiling
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Nov 10, 2014

Learn how this upcoming year should be the year you make your big data actionable and see what else you should be doing to maximize its potential.

Tags : sas, data integration, data evolution, comprehensive data, data management, data virtualization, data warehouses, data profiling
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 17, 2014

In this first-release MQ, Gartner evaluates providers on service delivery, B2B Network/Collaboration, Integration Functionality and success in capitalizing on vision. Rated against an extensive 15-criteria evaluation, IBM earned one of only three Leader positions, and outpaced the competition in "completeness of vision," signifying our strength in delivering the most competitive solution to the marketplace.

Tags : integration brokerage, service delivery, integration functionality, competitive solutions, it management, data management, best practices, business analytics
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 17, 2014

According to a study from the Aberdeen Group, the number of companies starting initiatives for collaboration has doubled in the last two years. Their research indicates that collaborating with customers and collaborating with partners are both in the top five actions being taken by survey respondents.

Tags : internal collaboration, b2b collaboration, visibility, globalization, data management, best practices, business analytics, business management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

This ebook presents an overview of the B2B integraiton landscape: its challenges, its opportunities, and the approaches that leading organizations follow in developing a robust and scalable EDI solution. It also summarizes the IBM B2B Cloud Services offering, with real-world examples of how companies are leveraging the IBM Cloud to Excel amid escalation global complexity, demand volatility and new customer requirements.

Tags : cloud integration, b2b, value chain, cloud services, it management, knowledge management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: Kaspersky     Published Date: May 20, 2014

Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.

Tags : virtualization, kaspersky, virtualization security, cyberthreat, hackers, phishing, security breach, intrusion prevention
    
By: Entrust     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities. That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.

Tags : entrust, security, certificate, b2b, application, browser, applications, saas
    
By: Entrust     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features. This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.

Tags : entrust, security, certificate, b2b, application, browser, applications, saas
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

HP and NVIDIA come together to provide an overview guide with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your workstation and maximize your graphics card capabilities.

Tags : visualization, bim, business information, workstations, building design, viewport, autodesk, cloud datasets
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

Autodesk's Lynn Allen gives pointers on getting greater performance from your hardware and maximizing your productivity with key features in BIM applications.

Tags : visualization, bim, business information, workstations, building design, viewport, autodesk, cloud datasets
    
By: Act-On     Published Date: Jan 08, 2015

Content marketing has become an important piece of a modern digital marketing plan. Marketing teams are producing more content than ever, working closely with editorial teams, and pumping out blog posts – all to attract more potential buyers to their web properties. In this new digital landscape, writers and content marketers are key players in the search optimization equation, but most don't yet know the rules of the SEO road. In this eBook, we'll tell you everything you need to know to make your content SEO-friendly. SEO can be complicated, highly-technical, and full of nuance. We'll show you how and where writers can play a role in SEO, and walk you through 3 steps to optimize your content for search engines.

Tags : act-on, ebook, page content, seo, search engine, search optimization, keyword search, organic clicks
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

The number of employees still engaged after their first six months on the job is roughly 40%. As the workplace continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to develop an engagement strategy that will combat the fatigue you’ll see among the other 60% of your employees. You can’t rely on 20th-century strategies for 21st-century challenges. Download our article to learn the top 6 workplace trends you’ll experience in 2015, as well as best practices to follow to drive engagement.

Tags : employee engagement, employee recognition, social recognition, mobile recognition, employee awards, employer engagement, incentive programs, employee incentives
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

Many people view middle managers as having the ultimate “cushy” job. In reality, middle managers are the key to turning top-line strategy into day-to-day action. Successful middle managers keep their teams motivated by using recognition that is timely, specific, sincere and positive. Learn how to harness the power of your middle managers to develop a culture of recognition in your organization.

Tags : employee engagement, employee recognition, social recognition, mobile recognition, employee awards, employer engagement, incentive programs, employee incentives
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

Everyone likes to be noticed. Recognition and rewards help people feel good about what they are doing and things they have accomplished. Recognizing employees will keep them focused, directed and willing to repeat the behaviors they were recognized for. Learn 10 reasons why recognizing your employees really works.

Tags : employee engagement, employee recognition, social recognition, mobile recognition, employee awards, employer engagement, incentive programs, employee incentives
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

Every day, people are showing up to work for your channel partners. Some of those people are disengaged, which can have a significant impact on your ultimate success as a manufacturer or franchisor. Engaged channel employees deliver better customer experiences, stay longer with their employer and are more willing to talk their employer up as a great place to work. You’ve worked hard to develop outstanding products and services that are being distributed through your channel. Don’t let disengaged employees put your brand at risk. Download our article to learn how to drive and sustain engagement among your channel employees.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

As a manufacturer, your uncontrolled distribution channel has a lot of places to focus their attention. So how do you break through the clutter? Reward and recognition programs have long been used to engage channel partners and align their activities with manufacturers’ goals. Applying behavioral economics to your program design will drive extra focus and effort. Learn ten best practices to follow when designing your next channel reward and recognition program.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Dec 22, 2014

The current loyalty program environment is challenging but rife with opportunity. Many poorly designed programs are driving loyalty fatigue and mercenary loyalty. However, there are more loyalty memberships than ever before and those companies that are successful in driving engagement and true loyalty are experiencing significant returns. The programs that “get it right” and earn genuine loyalty don’t just repurpose an old tactical model or copy the competition – they are unique and create or reinforce differentiation in the marketplace. Learn how to design a loyalty program that focuses on the entire lifecycle of a customer.

Tags : customer loyalty, loyalty program, customer engagement, brand loyalty, brand advocacy, channel engagement, channel incentives, channel loyalty
    
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