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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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Forget Speeds And Feeds - Outsourcing Today Is All About Your Business
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The Seven Deadly Sins of SAP® Maintenance A Blueprint for Surviving End of Life for SAP® ECC 5 and Other Upgrades
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The Top Three Upgrade Challenges Every EBS Manager Must Address
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SQL Server 2005: Preparing for a Smooth Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: This article explores how administrators can help ensure a successful transition to SQL Server 2005 by planning, testing, and using the Upgrade Advisor.
Posted: 31 Jan 2007 | Published: 31 Jan 2007

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Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
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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

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Make the Most of Your Customer COE: A 3-Step Approach
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WHITE PAPER: To achieve effective objectives and drive effective Application Lifecycle Management, an organization must transform its Customer COE by enhancing the value it delivers to the business. Read this paper to learn so much more.
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Software and Services Financing
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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.
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The Dirty little Secrets of the Warehouse Management Systems Industry
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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

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The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
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Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

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Maximizing software value with subscription and support
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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.
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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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