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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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Migrating from Windows XP: Understanding the Challenges and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how effective Windows migration projects can be broken down into four manageable phases, and how industry best practices and products can reduce the time and disruptions caused by a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8, as well as provide IT more time and resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: Migration to Windows 7 is a future reality for most. Regardless of the starting point, a migration to Windows 7 is a path that holds as many questions and challenges as it does potential rewards. Planning now can ensure a smooth transition in 2010.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

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

The ERP in Manufacturing Benchmark Report
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are struggling to derive more and better business value from their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations. Read this paper to learn how to evaluate your ERP landscapes to better align IT with business goals.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Infor

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.

How Dell IT Implements Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Database Mirroring
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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.

Introducing IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Lotus Sametime 7.5 software will represent a significant upgrade in real-time collaboration capabilities. This paper will highlight Sametime 7.5 enhancements for instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, telephony, video, VoIP and m...
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Insight

Software-as-a-Service: The Alternative for Web Content Management
sponsored by CrownPeak
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can measure the success of your online marketing initiatives with software-as-a-service (SaaS). Leverage the flexibility and ease of SaaS to handle your Websites effortlessly and generate true ROI.
Posted: 18 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

CrownPeak

The Top Three Upgrade Challenges Every EBS Manager Must Address
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a four-step approach to overcoming the key challenges of an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade. According to 152 surveyed IT managers, the top issues they'd like to see addressed are: cost and effort estimation, cost justification and impact analysis.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Panaya, Inc.

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
 
 
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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