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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

Managing Software Estates in the Enterprise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Recent news from the Bank of England now places a swift economic recovery in real doubt. The UK economy actually slipped into negative growth in the final quarter of 2010, and even the most optimistic forecasts predict economic recovery over the coming years to be sluggish at best.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: When you’re planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Preparing for Your Windows 7 Migration - Analyze, Plan, Deliver, Optimize
sponsored by Centrix Software
WHITE PAPER: Explore some of the key considerations for organizations seeking to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 desktops, and get several key recommendations to ensure a smooth migration.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Centrix Software

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

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 Dirty little Secrets of the Warehouse Management Systems Industry
sponsored by HighJump Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn five secrets you should know before you purchase a WMS. Guide your evaluation and selection processes in a way that best benefits your business, your customers and your long-term success and competitive advantage.
Posted: 26 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

HighJump Software

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 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

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
 
 
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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