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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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Presentation Transcript: Upgrading to vSphere: What you need to know
sponsored by Dell and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Upgrading from VMware ESX and/or ESXi 3.x to vSphere 4 successfully involves careful planning. There are hardware, software and database requirements, as well as third-party software compatibility considerations. This transcript provides guidelines for planning a successful upgrade, and walks you through a proposed upgrade path step-by-step.
Posted: 06 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

Dell and VMware

Tips for evaluating Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
EGUIDE: Determining whether an application upgrade is feasible requires the organization to take a look at some key business issues. In this e-guide, readers will which key issues to evaluate before an Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade.
Posted: 30 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Fujitsu & Oracle

Infor - ERP VISUAL
sponsored by Infor
SOFTWARE DEMO: Infor ERP VISUAL combines affordability and deep functionality, and is ideal for high growth, mixed-mode manufacturers who need a modular solution. Learn why more than 4,000 businesses trust Infor ERP VISUAL to run their operations.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Premiered: 04 Sep 2008

Infor

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.

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

E-Guide: Expert tips for evaluating an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Before upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2, there are a few things you need to know to determine if an upgrade is the right decision for your company. This expert e-guide from SearchSQLServer.com details how to evaluate the ROI of a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

What’s New in Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory, Group Policy and Terminal Services
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
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

Manufacturing IT Best Practices: ERP Upgrades and Migrations
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: Read this expert e-book to get comprehensive answers to all your ERP upgrade and migration questions. Inside, find: expert advice on recognizing when it's time to upgrade or migrate; tips for making a business case; the top five questions to ask before buying ERP systems; and best practices for a successful implementation process.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 08 Mar 2012

SearchManufacturingERP

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.

Tip Guide: How to make the case for an ERP upgrade
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Delaying necessary upgrades or not taking advantage of innovations for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can impede productivity, security and regulatory compliance efforts. In this Tip Guide, ERP veterans discuss making the ERP upgrade business case using arguments that resonate with CEOs and CFOs.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

SAP America, 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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