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: STARLIMS     Published Date: Apr 16, 2014

Learn how Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) are becoming outdated and see how they are being replaced by Information Management Systems that can provide flexible management capabilities that provide informatics solutions.

Tags : starlims, lims, laboratories, lis systems, best practices, it spending, performance testing, software testing
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read. Find out what to consider when upgrading from Windows XP to a new operating system.

Tags : global knowledge, windows xp, windows 7, windows 8, end of life, support lifecycle policy, best practices, product lifecycle management
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

AWS has introduced Auto Scaling so that you can take advantage of cloud computing without having to incur the costs of adding more personnel or building your own software. You can use Auto Scaling to scale for high availability, to meet increasing system demand, or to control costs by eliminating unneeded capacity. You can also use Auto Scaling to quickly deploy software for massive systems, using testable, scriptable processes to minimize risk and cost of deployment.

Tags : global knowledge, amazon auto scaling, cloud computing, security, best practices, productivity, project management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Successfully deploying communications and collaboration solutions to meet the needs of your medium-size business.

Tags : cisco, medium size business, communications, collaboration, mobile computing, mobile data systems, mobile workers, best practices
    
By: Riverbed     Published Date: Apr 03, 2014

The purpose of this book is to introduce you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and give you a new way of looking at solving them.

Tags : riverbed, npm, network performance management, performance management, network management, networking, performance tools, security
    
By: Windstream     Published Date: Apr 03, 2014

Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less CAPEX spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options and overall savings.

Tags : windstream, convergence, mobility, unified communications, mobile enterprise, private clouds, hybrid cloud, mobile computing
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : it innovation, inefficiency, new service, change requests, budget, resources, skills, software development
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : innovation, applications, cost, outsystems, transformation, software development, application performance management, best practices
    
By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

Eight top considerations on how to add mobile capabilities and support successfully, with the first three focusing on adding mobile views and functionality to business applications, the next three focusing on using increased mobility to help reinvent IT, and the final two bringing it all together.

Tags : simplify mobility, mobile capabilities, mobile views, functionality, business applications, connectivity, mobile computing, mobile data systems
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

If you use multiple CDNs to serve your content, you are well aware of the benefit of quick content delivery. However, what happens if one of your CDNs goes down? Without load balancing, that fast load time can turn into downtime in an instant. Luckily your trusty DNS provider is here to help.

Tags : dyn, cdn, content delivery network, interconnected, dns companies, load balancing, proximity-based delivery, anycast network
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

If your ads are slow to load, chances are, consumers aren’t going to wait around to see them. Just the smallest amount of latency can cost you thousands of views, clicks, and conversions. By following these 5 guidelines, you can reduce your overall network latency and keep those clicks coming.

Tags : dyn, network latency, customer retention, serve content, combating latency, own network, global network, anycast
    
By: Dyn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them.

Tags : dyn, dns, security risks, arbor networks survey, ddos attacks, dns amplification, amplification exploits, network performance
    
By: Vocus     Published Date: Mar 19, 2014

Find out the most efficient ways to build social media influence, monitor your target audience online, and drive business to your front door.

Tags : marketing software, social media marketing, digital marketing, media list, marketing automation, internet marketing, journalists, facebook marketing
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

The solution to operationalizing analytic s involves the effective combination of a Decision Management approach with a robust, modern analytic technology platform. This paper discusses both how to use a focus on decisions to ensure the right problem gets solved and what such an analytic technology platform looks like.

Tags : sas, predictive analytics, technology platform, solution, operationalizing, production systems, best practices, business analytics
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

To reach a consumer with a message that is going to drive the most value for your organization, you have to understand what that consumer is looking for and what type of information will bring him further along the path of conversion.

Tags : sas, marketing, marketing attribution, digital marketing, collecting data, analysis, market testing, consumer purchasing
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Executives need to adapt the resulting tactics to their companies’ own readiness.

Tags : sas, data stewardship, information management, data skills, adapt, resulting tactics, data management, best practices
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper explores the challenges organizations have today in implementing a data governance program via an actual business case. It highlights SAS technology that can help you solve many of those challenges.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, data visualization, data governance program, data management, data quality, business objectives
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Stop to think about how - and how often - your business interacts with customers. Most organizations believe that only a small fraction of data on interactions generated are effectively put to use. Why is that? Check out this whitepaper to see.

Tags : sas, voc, voice of customer, visual text analytics, best practices, customer voice, sound of sentiment, text data
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Managing expectations before, during and after the adoption of visualization software is crucial. Users should know what the rollout process will look like and how it will take place, and have clear goals for using the tool. Make sure that the desired outcome isn’t just look-and-feel. Creating beautiful charts and graphs is not a substitute for practical business decisions.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, data visualization, data governance program, data management, data quality, business objectives
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper explores ways to qualify data control and measures to support the governance program. It will examine how data management practitioners can define metrics that are relevant.

Tags : sas, data quality, business objectives, quality data, accuracy, lineage, structural consistency, relevant metrics
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper will consider the relevance of measurement and monitoring – defining inspection routines, inserting them into the end-to-end application processing, and reporting the results.

Tags : sas, data quality, business objectives, quality data, accuracy, lineage, structural consistency, relevant metrics
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Jill Dyche and SpectraDynamo explains the importance of understanding how to manage data and issues regarding data categorization, retrieval and quality.

Tags : sas, data categorization, retrieval and quality, spectradynamo, telemetry data, data governance program, data management, data quality
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Fan loyalty is everything in the sports business. So when Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight pro soccer league in the US and Canada, wanted to deepen customer engagement, it turned to SAS® Marketing Automation to get a better understanding of its fans.

Tags : sas, customer engagement, data acquisition, monetization, measurement and tracking, mls, major league soccer, database
    
By: SAS     Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

This paper will discuss the barriers to data-driven decision making for midsized businesses, and how experts and non-experts alike can use SAS Visual Analytics to unlock the value of data – including big data – to increase revenue, cut operational costs and better manage their business.

Tags : sas, bottom line, midsized businesses, leveraging data, data management, internal and external, decision making, big data
    
By: Arbor     Published Date: Mar 13, 2014

IANS reviews the use of on-premise DDoS detection and mitigation tools.

Tags : arbor, ians, arbor networks, ddos protection, custom report, infrastructure, ddos solutions, ddos attacks
    
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