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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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Re-birth of the IT Budget?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Against a backdrop of increased use of software that is generally more sophisticated, flexible, scalable and easy to use than it was 5 years ago, this research set out to explore the impact of having to maintain a plethora of different software solutions in today’s cash-strapped corporate environment.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Symantec's 7 Steps to Windows 7: Planning and Assessment - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: With the release of Windows 7, many organizations are considering migrating to this new platform. This transcript explores best practices to aid IT pros in this transition. Discover a wide range of hardware and software technology that will help you prepare for this switch.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
DATA SHEET: To capitalize on the benefits of Windows 7, you must make sure your computing environment is ready for the upgrade. Dell's Windows 7 Readiness Assessment is designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility and migration readiness and to provide the recommendations needed to help make your transition to Windows 7 smooth.
Posted: 06 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Why Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Why Now?
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores monitoring challenges that IT pros face. Gain insight into how to streamline your processes and improve monitoring efficiency. Learn how server enhancements and other improvements could factor into your organization's virtualization decisions.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Building Multi-language Applications with Visual Studio
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the steps necessary to improve software build functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

OpenMake Software

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: 17 Dec 2009 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

Dell and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Why Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Why Now?
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores monitoring challenges that IT pros face. Gain insight into how to streamline your processes and improve monitoring efficiency. Learn how server enhancements and other improvements could factor into your organization's virtualization decisions.
Posted: 25 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

Dell and Microsoft

How to Shed Redundant Customizations for a Lighter Upgrade
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to shed excess code and redundant customizations for faster and more efficient Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Panaya, Inc.

Webinar: Managing the Deployment Lifecycle
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: In this webinar, RightScale presents typical lifecycle scenarios that you accomplish today in your datacenter – and show how you can execute them on the cloud in a more automated and repeatable manner.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2010

RightScale
 
 
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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