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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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“Know Thyself” Is the First Step to an Effective Upgrade
sponsored by IBIS America LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper chronicles how the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is preparing to perform an SAP ERP systems upgrade.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

IBIS America LLC

Best Practices for Modernizing Your SOA Applications in 2012
sponsored by MicroFocus
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


The 10 Commandments of a Successful Oracle E-Business R12 Upgrade
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Dell Software

Better Software Management and More Secure Computers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: This whitepaper details the systems management solution that Princeton University selected to solve their three major IT problems.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Oracle E-Business Suite users face EBS R12 upgrade challenges
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
EGUIDE: Premier support for Oracle E-Business Suite 11i is quickly coming to a close. Businesses should be anticipating an upgrade to release 12, but the challenges associated with moving their data are weighing heavy on their minds. In this guide, find strategies and tips for easing the transition to the latest release of E-Business Suite.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | Published: 17 Jan 2012

Fujitsu & Oracle

Expert Tips for ERP Upgrades and Consolidation
sponsored by Infor WFM Workbrain
EGUIDE: Many organizations put upgrades off as long as possible as to avoid the complexity involved. Read this expert e-guide to learn Gartner Inc. best practices and tips for simplifying your enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades.
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Infor WFM Workbrain

Users consider Oracle EBS R12 upgrade as Premier Support for 11i ends
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
EGUIDE: As availability for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i premier support is quickly running out, many organizations are contemplating an an upgrade to release 12. However, the headaches associated with an upgrade are sparking hesitation in many businesses. This guide offers expert suggestions for making an Oracle upgrade less challenging.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | Published: 17 Jan 2012

Fujitsu & Oracle

eGuide: Oracle Database 11g: 5 Essential Steps to Upgrade Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: Upgrading to Oracle 11g, the latest Oracle database release, requires a commitment to planning and testing. Check out this eGuide to discover a step-by-step process for getting through the 11g upgrade.
Posted: 30 Jan 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Oracle Corporation

E-Guide: Expert tips for evaluating an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2
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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 details how to evaluate the ROI of a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

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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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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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