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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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Re-birth of the IT Budget?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Against a backdrop of increased use of software that is generally more sophisticated, flexible, scalable and easy to use than it was 5 years ago, this research set out to explore the impact of having to maintain a plethora of different software solutions in today’s cash-strapped corporate environment.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Maximizing software value with subscription and support
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how IBM subscription and support services can help you handle the increased complexity of today's environment and take advantage of new opportunities. Find out how you can extend the value of your software investments, simplify the renewal process, reduce upgrade costs, and keep users productive.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

IBM

Monitoring Dell 9G Servers in Oracle GRID
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Best practices on the installation and configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Dell OpenManage, including detailed instructions on how to monitor and manage alerts coming from the servers.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Dell, Inc.

Oracle Database 11g High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will review the common causes of application downtime and discuss how technologies available in the Oracle Database can help avoid costly downtime and enable rapid recovery from unavoidable failures.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Oracle Corporation

The 2007 ERP in Manufacturing Benchmark Report
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report aims to serve as a roadmap to those in the manufacturing community who desire to reduce costs, improve accuracy of inventory schedules, and develop customer responsiveness through successful ERP implementations.
Posted: 05 Oct 2007 | Published: 05 Oct 2007

Epicor Software Corporation

Mercedes-Benz Takes a Smooth Ride to ERP 6.0
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mercedes-Benz USA needed to upgrade from 4.6C to ERP 6.0 to manage an increasingly complex application environment while doing it in-house without overtaxing development team members. Read this paper to find out how Panaya helped Mercedes-Benz USA come in on time and under budget with their SAP upgrade.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Panaya, Inc.

How to Shed Redundant Customizations for a Lighter Upgrade
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
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

Panaya, Inc.

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.

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 2
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 final segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

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
 
 
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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