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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 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

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

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

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell KACE
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 the future.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

Dell KACE

The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces professional safeguarding services which can provide technical support and advice for ensuring IT projects go as planned. Inside, gain access to the thoughts and opinions of real-world users of the service.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Streamline Your Oracle Application Management
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource now to find out how a Management-as-a-Service (MaaS) technology can deliver maintenance, support, and lifecycle management for your entire Oracle application portfolio. Read on to learn how you can get on-demand access to a global network of Oracle app specialists, to get greater value from your Oracle environment.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

CSC

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

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

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.
 
 
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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