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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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How to Shed Redundant Customizations for a Lighter Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to shed excess code and redundant customizations for faster and more efficient Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

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Software and Services Financing
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Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

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Migration to Windows 7 with Immidio Flex Profiles
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The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
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SQL Server 2005: Preparing for a Smooth Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: This article explores how administrators can help ensure a successful transition to SQL Server 2005 by planning, testing, and using the Upgrade Advisor.
Posted: 31 Jan 2007 | Published: 31 Jan 2007

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An Introduction to Sharepoint 2010
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Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

The Kaseya IT Automation Framework  
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Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 1
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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.

The 10 Commandments of a Successful Oracle E-Business R12 Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

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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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