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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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Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: When you're planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind: Hardware costs, application compatibility assurance, and deployment costs.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Migration to Windows 7 with Immidio Flex Profiles
sponsored by Immidio
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

Immidio

Plan Now for Licensing Windows 7
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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®

A unified mailbox that works
sponsored by Dimension Data.
WHITE PAPER: By integrating the latest release of Microsoft® Exchange with IP-based telephony, a new world of integrated messaging unfolds. The potential of a unified mailbox can only be deployed by using expert skills, explains Rudy Gopaul, Solutions Architect at Dimension Data.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Dimension Data.

Fixing the SAP Upgrade Process: Nine Best Practices
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes a new look at the SAP upgrade process in light of emerging best practices and new technologies. This report offers a discussion of the value of both technical and functional upgrades as well as a discussion of some of the best practices to enhance the value of your SAP upgrades while lowering overall cost.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

Panaya, Inc.

Cost-Planning for a Windows 7 Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: When you’re planning an upgrade to Windows 7, one major factor is budget planning. This tech brief will discuss the three main - and sometimes overlooked - budget considerations every company should keep in mind.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Webinar: Deploying a Major Server Upgrade on the Cloud
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: This webinar continues the exploration of how to manage deployments on the cloud. We demonstrate how much easier and more efficient it is to perform maintenance tasks on the cloud using the RightScale Cloud Management Platform, while staying in control through the entire process.
Posted: 01 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2010

RightScale

Duke Energy emerges from 'dark period' with PeopleSoft 8.9 upgrade
sponsored by Advent Global Solutions Inc.
EGUIDE: While maintenance is tedious, forgoing maintenance usually causes much more tedious and compliance related issues. Duke Energy learned this the hard way. Read this tip guide to learn how this Charlotte, N.C. - based electric and retail gas utility company, effectively managed their software upgrade in the perils of compliance risks.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

Advent Global Solutions Inc.

E-Book: SAP upgrade tips and best practices
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
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.

The Top Three Upgrade Challenges Every EBS Manager Must Address
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a four-step approach to overcoming the key challenges of an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade. According to 152 surveyed IT managers, the top issues they'd like to see addressed are: cost and effort estimation, cost justification and impact analysis.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Panaya, 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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