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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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What to Consider When Outsourcing Software Development
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Brad Irby, developer and systems architect at Alobria Systems, reveals how to find a software development service provider and what to expect in your search. Learn how to calculate ROI for outsourcing a development project, and tips for delegating different aspects of the development process.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

Venice Consulting

Windows 8 Secrets
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Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

What’s New in Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory, Group Policy and Terminal Services
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, IT author Jonathan Hassell walks you through some of the key changes made to R2 in three key areas: Active Directory, Group Policy and Terminal Services.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Modernizing Your SOA Applications in 2012
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EGUIDE: 2012 is anticipated to be a big year in terms of evaluating and upgrading old systems and processes. This expert e-guide outlines best practices behind the value of modernizing your legacy mainframe and applications. Also find predicted 2012 trends when it comes to transforming and revamping your business.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Mar 2012


Plan Now for Licensing Windows 7
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WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research paper will show you how analyzing your options for upgrading to Windows 7 can save you down the road. One of the first steps IT managers should take is to determine their firm's Windows 7 licensing strategy and how it fits into their broader Microsoft relationship.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

E-Book: SAP upgrade tips and best practices
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EBOOK: SAP upgrades are a perennial challenge - especially for organizations with many instances or customizations. The struggling economy has also made it difficult to make a case for a technical SAP ERP upgrade. Read this paper to learn about six SAP upgrade tips and best practices for global environments which can help avoid costly downtime and issues.
Posted: 09 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Mar 2010

Panaya, Inc.

E-Book: Best Practices for Selecting Midmarket ERP Software
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EBOOK: Navigating the ERP software market can be a big challenge. Experts say there are over 80 different ERP packages available today. Choosing an ERP package means answering challenging questions about requirements, vendor services and deployment style. In this eBook, get advice and best practices for the ERP software selection process.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

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Case Study: Dow Corning Shaves 400 Hours off Manual SAP Testing
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CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn about Worksoft Certify for SAP, a system that provides business process experts and IT users with a single solution to validate, document, and record SAP business processes without writing, generating, or maintaining any code.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011


Patch Management 2.0: Evolving Your Patch Management Technology to Proactively Combat Security Challenges
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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


Migration to Windows 7 with Immidio Flex Profiles
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to use Immidio Flex Profiles for making user profiles cross-platform compatible to Windows XP and Windows 7, both for migration projects and side-by-side scenarios using multiple versions of Windows simultaneously.
Posted: 15 Jan 2011 | Published: 15 Jan 2011

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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