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.
In a world that demands scalability, modularity, quality, fast performance and a best practices approach is key to ensuring predictable results for the business. IBM’s PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services solution is a workload-optimized system that meets or exceeds best practices for a virtualized infrastructure at a reasonable price point. The PowerLinux solution can help turn today’s IT infrastructure into a well-tuned utility, providing a more flexible, scalable and valuable asset to the business.
In this white paper, IDC examines how IBM's Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost-effective, and optimized.
The corporate end-user community provides vital cogs in the wheel of a healthy organization. Users include the call centers, the retail assistants, the service desks, the sales offices and the people who deal with order processing. Yet many of these users are often faced with outdated user interfaces (UIs), and struggle to cope with the levels of efficiency and throughput needed. Worse still, these old systems typically only run on a connected terminal - or ‘green screen’ - but more and more these days, users need web and mobile access.
Micro Focus Rumba+ dramatically improves business efficiency by providing a better user experience. It can also now be accessed from a variety of devices. Let’s take a look at five top reasons to move to Rumba+.
Cooling tends to take a back seat to other concerns when server rooms and small to mid-size data centers are first built. As computing needs grow, increased heat production can compromise equipment performance and cause shutdowns. Haphazard data center expansion creates cooling inefficiencies that magnify these heat-related problems. Users may assume that they need to increase cooling capacity, but this is expensive and often unnecessary. In most cases, low-cost rack cooling best practices will solve heat-related problems. Best practices optimize airflow, increase efficiency, prevent downtime and reduce costs.
Video solutions eliminate geographic boundaries and allow you to sit across a conference table from fellow participants, regardless of where they are in the world. By using unified video collaboration solutions for a virtually unlimited number of applications, you can boost productivity and communication throughout your organization, even across the largest of enterprises—allowing you to become more agile and responsive to changing needs. Download this white paper to learn how.
This two year research initiative in collaboration with IBM focuses on key trends, best practices, challenges, and priorities in enterprise risk management and covers topics as diverse as culture, organizational structure, data, systems, and processes.
Research teams using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies face the daunting challenge of supporting compute-intensive analysis methods against petabytes of data while simultaneously keeping pace with rapidly evolving algorithmic best practices. Learn how you can benefit from the turnkey IBM Application Ready Solution for Accelrys with supporting benchmark data.
In this short e-book, learn the top ten ways that IBM Platform Computing customers are using technologies like IBM Platform LSF and IBM Platform Symphony to help obtain results faster, share resources more efficiently, and improve the overall cost-effectiveness of their global IT infrastructure.
The chorus starts every year before the first carol is sung: “Load test before the holidays! If you don’t, you’ll be sorry!” Good advice, but wouldn’t it be nice to get some concrete tips? In the spirit of giving, Neustar’s engineers have identified 3 best practices.
The performance of RecoverPoint continuous remote replication can be impacted by characteristics common to wide-area networks, including packet loss, latency and limited bandwidth. SteelHead WAN optimization appliances can be leveraged to overcome the negative effects of these impairments, delivering LAN-like performance for RecoverPoint and all other business applications traversing the WAN. In this paper you will learn about performance benefits of the combined EMC RecoverPoint and Riverbed SteelHead solution, as measured through collaborative testing from EMC and Riverbed.
Nearly every WebSphere administrator has desired a deeper understanding of how passwords are created, used, stored, and encrypted. Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.