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DEFINITION: Cruft is a collective term for the elements of a program, system or product that are either useless, poorly designed or both. In computing, cruft describes areas of redundant, improper or simply badly written code, as well as old or inferior hardware and electronics. Cruft may also be used to describe a group of hackers, just as "pod" describes a group of whales, "exultation" a  … 
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Software and Licensing Costs Report: Demanding Pricing That Matches Business Value
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the software pricing and licensing landscape and explains why implementing an updated software sourcing approach is critical in today's market.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Asigra

Modernizing System i Applications: The Integration Architecture
sponsored by Databorough
WHITE PAPER: Refactoring legacy applications on the System i into modern architecture is the biggest challenge in business software today. Read this white paper to get the information necessary to achieving this strategic objective.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Databorough

How Dell IT Implements Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Database Mirroring
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WHITE PAPER: Upgrading from SQL Server 2000 to 2005 may seem like a daunting task, but the benefits are plentiful. Get a comparison of features between the two versions, learn about simplified management with MOM management packs and improved database mirroring.
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 | Published: 15 Sep 2006

Dell, Inc.

Leading Energy Utility Company Increases Efficiency Through PeopleSoft Financials and HRMS Systems Upgrades
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Explore the four phases of the lifecycle for the upgrade methodology of an on-site delivery model that provides upgrade services to enable one organization to achieve its business objects.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hexaware Technologies

What's New in Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 offers all of the enterprise search features and functionality that are in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and provides many new enterprise search capabilities. This article summarizes the new enterprise search features and functionality in SharePoint Server 2010.
Posted: 07 Dec 2009 | Published: 12 Nov 2009

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: When you’re planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Upgrading to the Latest Red Hat Release
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides guidance on how to evaluate, plan, and execute a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 from a prior Red Hat Enterprise Linux release or legacy Red Hat Linux distribution.
Posted: 22 Feb 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Red Hat and JBoss

An Introduction to Sharepoint 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of common business use cases for which SharePoint is a good fit, introduces the services and functionality within SharePoint Server 2010, highlights key changes from MOSS 2007, and helps readers understand the terminology and concepts needed for planning or deploying a SharePoint 2010 farm.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Building Multi-language Applications with Visual Studio
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the steps necessary to improve software build functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

OpenMake Software

Advance Beyond the Barriers of Your Legacy Computing Infrastructure
sponsored by Sybase
WHITE PAPER: For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts. Moving to HP infrastructure brings immediate payback through lower support costs and reduction in power and cooling requirements.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Sybase
 
 
BUG FIXES DEFINITION (continued): …  group of larks and "murder" a group of crows.Something that is "crufty" may be dirty, unpleasant, extra, sloppily implemented, duplicated elsewhere or simply useless. Cruft, for instance, could refer to a URL where internal organizational details or directories that matter to no one but the webmasters "clutter" up the address. A mobile operating system that requires a user to navigate six submenus to complete a frequently-used function is another example of cruft.While cruft is usually used in computer programming, many coders or lovers of hacker jargon also apply it to any situation … 
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