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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 from Windows XP: Understanding the Challenges and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how effective Windows migration projects can be broken down into four manageable phases, and how industry best practices and products can reduce the time and disruptions caused by a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8, as well as provide IT more time and resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on HP ProLiant Servers and HP StorageWorks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transitions and migrations are easy to do with the right steps. This white paper reviews Exchange 2007 migrations and highlights some of the benefits the new features can provide.
Posted: 22 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company

Improving Agile Development with Continuous Build Scripts & Build Avoidance
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how realize the full benefits of continuous integration in agile development.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

OpenMake Software

Monitoring Dell 9G Servers in Oracle GRID
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Best practices on the installation and configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Dell OpenManage, including detailed instructions on how to monitor and manage alerts coming from the servers.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Dell, Inc.

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

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.

Advance Beyond the Barriers of Your Legacy Computing Infrastructure
sponsored by Sybase
WHITE PAPER: For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts. Moving to HP infrastructure brings immediate payback through lower support costs and reduction in power and cooling requirements.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Sybase

Going Beyond Email: Marketing Software with Targeted In-Product Messaging
sponsored by Macrovision, makers of AdminStudio 
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to read about the problems with using email as a marketing tool and how Product Managers can use in-product messaging, a new vehicle for promoting software, to successfully market via email.
Posted: 01 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Macrovision, makers of AdminStudio 

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.

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
 
 
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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