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: Singtel     Published Date: Apr 30, 2015

Join us at this webinar to learn more about this region and its data center landscape. From the latest developments and regulations, to potential opportunities and pitfalls, gain insight to the business advantages and challenges operating in key Asian countries.

Tags : singtel, data center, data center, asia data center, best practices, remote access, remote network management, backup and recovery
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 21, 2015

The workplace—and they way we perform our jobs—is changing rapidly. What is the future of work, and what kinds of tools do you need to navigate it successfully?

Tags : ibm, cloud, efficiencies, innovation, midsize businesses, network access, business value, innovation
    
By: Act-On     Published Date: Apr 20, 2015

In this eBook, we'll tell you everything you need to know to make your content SEO-friendly.

Tags : act-on, ebook, page content, seo, search engine, search optimization, keyword search, organic clicks
    
By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Not all VDI solutions are alike. To deliver the best results for your business, you need to make sure the solution you choose can enable full productivity not just in the office on traditional endpoints, but anywhere people work, on any device they use. With Citrix XenDesktop, you can provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from anywhere, on any device, with a great experience in any scenario.

Tags : citrix, desktop virtualization, efficiency, virtualization, mobile computing, migration, application integration, best practices
    
By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

App and desktop virtualization is much more than a technology solution. It is transforming the way organizations of all sizes are enabling their workforces while simplifying the desktop management process for IT administrators. With app and desktop virtualization, IT organizations can provide every user with a workspace environment completely unrestricted by physical location. This paper addresses many common business challenges facing IT organizations, such as enabling mobile workstyles without compromising security, streamlining desktop management efforts as the number of employees in remote offices and offshore locations increases and making the user experience personal through self-service access to applications and desktops.

Tags : citrix, desktop virtualization, efficiency, virtualization, mobile computing, network security, vpn, application integration
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, shows you what BPM is and how it can help your organization. You see how the BPM solutions from IBM help you gain many benefits from higher customer satisfaction to greater agility in adapting to changing market conditions. Chapter 1:Understanding BPM Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM Chapter 3: Putting BPM to Work for your Organization Chapter 4: Improving BPM Automation and Decision Management Chapter 5: Checking out BPM Success Stories Chapter 6: Reasons to Choose BPM from IBM

Tags : ibm, dummies, business process management, business intelligence, best practices, automation, application integration, application performance management
    
By: Seagate Technology     Published Date: Apr 14, 2015

Surveillance is an incredibly dynamic industry that continues to grow at an exponential rate. According to IHS, the industry experienced 12 percent growth last year, and is projected to expand even more this year. Are you keeping up with the trends that are fueling this momentum? More importantly, are you capitalizing on the trends that can give you a profitable competitive advantage? This article will show you what to watch out for and provide some insight you can implement that will help you and your customers do just that.

Tags : video surveillance, ip network cameras, city surveillance, utilities, panoramic network cameras, biometrics, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: Seagate Technology     Published Date: Apr 14, 2015

Gartner's 2015 top 10 strategic technology trends for IT leaders are the prime enablers behind new digital business opportunities. Their disruptive power stems from merging virtual and physical worlds, the growth of intelligence everywhere, and the emerging new realities of IT. Read this white paper to learn the top ten strategic technology trends organizations can follow to deliver high value and drive change.

Tags : intelligence, cloud, 3d printing, internet of things, digital business, network management, best practices, data integration
    
By: Scripted     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

This ebook will alleviate the challenges of creating effective and quality content in today's new SEO landscape. We'll touch on the history of the Google algorithm updates, discuss Panda 4.0 and 4.1, and break down the state of content marketing and the emergent best practices.

Tags : google seo, algorithm changes, algorithm ecosystem, content management, marketing, best practices, content marketing, ebusiness
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 09, 2015

Like it or not, you will hear from your vocal users. It’s not unusual to see ratings from 1 to 5 stars for the same app. How do you track and compare actual and perceived quality? How can you get actionable insight from user feedback to develop mobile apps that engage users?

Tags : cloud-based services, actionable insight, user feedback, mobile apps, coding, application integration, best practices, cloud computing
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 09, 2015

How can you get actionable insight from user feedback to develop mobile apps that engage users and deliver what matters to them? The answer lies in cloud-based services that enable rapid collection and analysis of user feedback combined with automation enabling faster response.

Tags : application integration, mobile apps, coding, cloud-based services, cloud computing, automation, user feedback, mobile computing
    
By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Mar 24, 2015

Hotels and the travelers who frequent them bear little resemblance to their counterparts from just a few years ago. The explosion of new technologies has allowed hotels to change the way they operate and has made the average traveler more techsavvy and connected than ever. Mobile devices are driving this innovation. Not only have mobile devices changed how people interact with each other, they also have changed how people expect businesses to engage with them. According to SmartBrief, 40 percent of hotel guests carry three or more mobile devices. And with global mobile data traffic growing 30 percent every year according to Cisco, there will be an estimated 4.9 billion mobile users by 2018. When these mobile users travel, will they choose your hotel? Only if you have the mobile amenities they demand. In this white paper, we will review three mobile trends that every hotelier should address, and we’ll offer recommendations on how to best address them.

Tags : travel, hotel technology, mobile devices, mobile trends, hospitality, networking, it management, wireless
    
By: New Relic     Published Date: Mar 17, 2015

Life gets easier when you pair Microsoft Azure and New Relic, especially now that New Relic is available directly in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Here are five best practices that can help you enhance the performance, customer experience, and business success of your Azure applications.

Tags : application performance, customer experience, application integration, business applications, synthetic monitoring, network performance, virtualization, network management
    
By: New Relic     Published Date: Mar 17, 2015

The biggest change your technology management team must handle in executing a successful cloud strategy is prioritizing delivery against business priorities, not its own. The business wants faster time-to-market, greater agility, and more flexibility from the cloud strategy. This means setting priorities and creating metrics for previously unmeasured items.

Tags : technology management, could computing, cloud strategy, autonomy, cloud success, best practices, business analytics, business management
    
By: Kaseya     Published Date: Mar 12, 2015

The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies can cost the organization much in terms of fines, lost opportunities and a damaged reputation. With such a serious and complex challenge, employing an efficient and comprehensive solution is paramount to minimize risk and instill confidence in the organization’s ability to fulfill on its compliance requirements.

Tags : it systems, systems management, financial institutions, banking sector, compliance hurdles, infrastructure, best practices
    
By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Mar 10, 2015

For the record, we don't think your brand ’sux‘. In today's social and mobile world, you may encounter negative sentiment at some point during the life of your business. In our latest e-book Your Brand Sux, we focus on how to reap the rewards of customer feedback on social, even if it isn't always positive. Things you'll learn: - Tracking brand sentiment - Tips to improve engagement - Best practices for global brands - And more tips for developing amazing customer experiences

Tags : brand communication, microsoft crm, microsoft dynamics, crm online, tips to improve engagement, developing customer experience, best practices for global brands, best crm online
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 19, 2015

Refining business processes can be the key to achieving operational excellence.

Tags : business analytics, ibm, predictive analytics, performance management, it management, knowledge management, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015

Analyst brief brought to you by NSS Labs. Where the goal of cyberprevention has been to reduce the probability of an attack against the organization, cyber resilience looks to reduce the impact of these attacks through cyber risk management. A cyber resilience program still considers detection and prevention techniques, but it also assumes that a breach is likely. This stance emphasizes anticipation, agility, and adaptation. Not every attack can be prevented, but with a cyber resilience program, damage can be mitigated or avoided altogether.

Tags : cisco, nss, cyber, prevention, risk management, resilience, firewall, security
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 17, 2015

The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco® Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race between attackers and defenders, and how users are becoming everweaker links in the security chain.

Tags : cisco, security, report, 2015, threat, intelligence, capabilities, benchmark
    
By: Windstream     Published Date: Feb 09, 2015

The Path to Value in the Cloud, by Oxford Economics and Windstream, brings together the latest insights, tactics and strategies C-suite respondents are using to make the cloud work for them.

Tags : windstream, solutions, smart, personalized, service, enterprise technology, cloud, computing
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 04, 2015

Is it easy to do business with your organization? Do your employees feel empowered to meet your customer’s needs? These are questions that you’re probably grappling with as you face a perpetually changing business environment. You strive for operational excellence and need ways to effectively acquire and retain new customers. You also need to reinvent your business operations to foster growth. Smarter Process is a way for you to work smarter as you find your way through all the operational challenges that the current business climate throws at you. It helps you use mobile, analytics, and collaboration to empower your employees to do their best work. It also empowers you as a leader to find the right tools and solutions.

Tags : ibm smarter process, customer retention, customer-centric operations, operational decision management, knowledge management, best practices, business management, employee performance
    
By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 29, 2015

Reducing transactional risk in your retail business.

Tags : avalara, profits, compliance, fees, audit, regulations, chargebacks, costs
    
By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 29, 2015

This report uncovers the direct and indirect costs of managing sales and use tax compliance that your organization may be experiencing and provides a strategy for reducing these costs through cloud software.

Tags : avalara, business, finance, compliance, tax, automation, management, data
    
By: Tyco Integrated Security     Published Date: Dec 08, 2014

In order to protect your business against a potential burglary, it pays to get in the mind of a burglar. So we did just that.

Tags : intrusion, vandalism, theft, burglary, security, best practices, business intelligence
    
By: Tyco Integrated Security     Published Date: Dec 08, 2014

Today’s systems are better at detecting fires than ever before, yet they’re more complex and require maintenance in order to be effective. One missed inspection or instance of deferred maintenance can result in a system that doesn’t work when you need it most. Learn how you can fireproof your business and protect your company and employees.

Tags : business protection, fire safety, security, best practices
    
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