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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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It's Not Too Soon to Think About Windows Licensing
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
EGUIDE: While you may not be ready to hop on the Windows 8 bandwagon quite yet, it's never too early to start the planning process. This expert E-guide from SearchConsumerization.com provides the best strategies for upgrading your operating systems and explores the benefits it can provide your organization.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 | Published: 13 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

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

MicroFocus

TIP GUIDE: Determining the ROI of a WMS upgrade
sponsored by HighJump Software
EGUIDE: Ensuring your warehouse management software (WMS) allows for adaptability and control is pivotal. If your current system does not allow for this, it could be time for an upgrade. In this tip guide, you will learn best practices for determining the return on investment (ROI) of a WMS upgrade, tips for customizing your WMS and building a process.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

HighJump Software

Getting the Most Out of Your Applications With Oracle Exalogic
sponsored by Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, an engineered system for business applications, can help enterprises deploy and upgrade applications quickly, maintain a consistent set of technological standards across the application stack, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd

SAP Customers Turning to Third-Party Tools for Application Upgrades
sponsored by Worksoft
EGUIDE: SAP upgrades are complex, time consuming, and costly. In an effort to deal with some of these challenges, many companies are turning to third-party tools for help. Read this expert e-guide to take an in-depth look at what the tools actually do and the impact they can have on the performance of your newly upgraded SAP system.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Worksoft

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

An Introduction to Sharepoint 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of common business use cases for which SharePoint is a good fit, introduces the services and functionality within SharePoint Server 2010, highlights key changes from MOSS 2007, and helps readers understand the terminology and concepts needed for planning or deploying a SharePoint 2010 farm.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

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.

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.

Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
WHITE PAPER: Migration to Windows 7 is a future reality for most. Regardless of the starting point, a migration to Windows 7 is a path that holds as many questions and challenges as it does potential rewards. Planning now can ensure a smooth transition in 2010.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
 
 
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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