DNS Best Practices

Domain name system (DNS) best practices are becoming more standardized. However, DNS services are often overlooked simply because they are so commonplace. The result is poorly configured services that are either not fully functional, or easily compromised. To ensure that the Internet remains a reliable medium for information and commerce, further implementation of secure and efficient DNS will be required.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

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A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

2014 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Best of the Best

According to “The 2014 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark,” out of 238 participating organizations, 13 firms significantly outperformed the average, excelling in five service performance dimensions: leadership, client relationships, human capital alignment, service execution, and finance and operations. This white paper focuses on one of this year’s best service organizations and the best practices that differentiate the best of the best from average firms. Read More

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Best Practices for Next-generation IP Address Management

Effective IP management requires proper allocation of address space for adequate address capacity as needed, as well as accurate configuration of DHCP and DNS servers. Along with flawless configuration and management of each of these foundational elements of Internet protocol (IP) address management, address managers must also integrate these management functions into the broader IT network management environment. Read More

Four Reasons to Outsource Your DNS

Do-it-yourself projects are great and can save you money, just not when it comes to doing your own DNS. With someone else managing your DNS, you can improve your own workflow since you will have the time to focus on what you do best (rather than having to put out DNS fires time and time again). In this paper, learn about four different reasons why outsourcing your DNS will actually save you money and time in the long run. Read More
 
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