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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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Case Studies with Intel vPro Processor Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an analysis of early testing for Intel vPro processor technology in IT departments. See real-world examples of how Intel vPro technology improves security due to the hardware based capabilities not possible with software a...
Posted: 21 Nov 2007 | Published: 21 Nov 2007

Intel Corporation

Software and Services Financing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Financing information technology hardware is an accepted way of doing business. Clients are discovering the benefits of financing software and services and are making financing of software and services one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT financing industry. This paper explains the importance of aligning financing with IT transformation.
Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

IBM

The Seven Deadly Sins of SAP® Maintenance A Blueprint for Surviving End of Life for SAP® ECC 5 and Other Upgrades
sponsored by Worksoft
WHITE PAPER: The thought of an SAP upgrade can be overwhelming, but the challenges are not a secret. Use this white paper as a reference to overcoming seven of the most common obstacles involved.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

Worksoft

Plan Now for Licensing Windows 7
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research paper will show you how analyzing your options for upgrading to Windows 7 can save you down the road. One of the first steps IT managers should take is to determine their firm's Windows 7 licensing strategy and how it fits into their broader Microsoft relationship.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on HP ProLiant Servers and HP StorageWorks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transitions and migrations are easy to do with the right steps. This white paper reviews Exchange 2007 migrations and highlights some of the benefits the new features can provide.
Posted: 22 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the first segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

Forget Speeds And Feeds - Outsourcing Today Is All About Your Business
sponsored by OneNeck IT Services
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise Resource Planning has numerous deployment options that involve varying levels of company involvement, efficiency, completeness and cost. Read this white paper that details successful outsourcing models for ERP.
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

OneNeck IT Services

Clinical Approach to Technical Upgrade
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover the reasons why you should be considering an SAP upgrade to improve enterprise resource planning (ERP) and how to get started. Learn about new features of the latest SAP release as well as the technical advances and new technologies available to you.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

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.

Hosted CRM Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Inside CRM
WHITE PAPER: In the market for a CRM? This white paper outlines the general benefits and drawbacks of hosted vs. on-premise CRMs and lists the basic features to look for in your hosted solution. With an up-to-date overview of the CRM market...
Posted: 31 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Inside CRM
 
 
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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