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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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Mercedes-Benz Takes a Smooth Ride to ERP 6.0
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mercedes-Benz USA needed to upgrade from 4.6C to ERP 6.0 to manage an increasingly complex application environment while doing it in-house without overtaxing development team members. Read this paper to find out how Panaya helped Mercedes-Benz USA come in on time and under budget with their SAP upgrade.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Panaya, Inc.

Driving Product Quality With Continuous Verification and Validation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn more about how continuous verification and validation strategies can help quality teams keep up with agile development. Read on to learn about eth methods and approaches that can enable continuous verification and validation and determine the right strategy for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

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

Eliminating Database Downtime When Upgrading from Oracle 8i or 9i to 10g or 11g
sponsored by GoldenGate Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a solution that tackles the challenge of upgrading or migrating an Oracle 8i or 9i database to Oracle 10g or 11g - without taking any database downtime. Key technology components used are GoldenGate Software's Transactional Data Management (TDM) software and Oracle's Cross Platform Transportable Tablespace feature.
Posted: 29 Jan 2009 | Published: 29 Jan 2009

GoldenGate Software, Inc.

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

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.

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 Seven Deadly Sins of SAPĀ® Maintenance A Blueprint for Surviving End of Life for SAPĀ® 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

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

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
 
 
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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