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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

Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell 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: Hardware costs, application compatibility assurance, and deployment costs.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Planning a migration or upgrade to SQL Server 2005, however, can be a challenging process. As organizations plan a SQL Server 2005 implementation, their first step should be to assess their current environment.
Posted: 15 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Dell, Inc.

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.

Accelerate the delivery of modern applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: An IT modernization project will be unique to your business, and to successfully manage it you'll need the appropriate tools, resources, and best practices throughout the process. Read this paper to get a framework for initiating your modernization efforts.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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.

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

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.

Modernizing System i Applications: The Integration Architecture
sponsored by Databorough
WHITE PAPER: Refactoring legacy applications on the System i into modern architecture is the biggest challenge in business software today. Read this white paper to get the information necessary to achieving this strategic objective.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Databorough

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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