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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

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 2
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the final segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

Patch Management 2.0: Evolving Your Patch Management Technology to Proactively Combat Security Challenges
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get up-to-date technology alternatives to help better manage your patch management environment.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Lumension

Vista Migration with Altiris Solutions
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Having a sound migration plan and an integrated, automated solution is important for migration. Read this white paper to get general migration guidelines and learn 10 steps for a smooth and effective Vista Migration.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Symantec

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.

Oracle Database 11g High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we will review the common causes of application downtime and discuss how technologies available in the Oracle Database can help avoid costly downtime and enable rapid recovery from unavoidable failures.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Oracle Corporation

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 

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
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 2010.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

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.

Protecting Converged Virtual Infrastructures with Simpana IntelliSnap® Technology
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative guide to uncover a solution that provides a proven tool and a simple approach that provide agility and automation to how data is protected and managed in your modern data center.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.
 
 
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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