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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

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

The Ultimate Upgrade Experience to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1
sponsored by Fujitsu & Oracle
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript learn about new features and functionality in Oracle's E-Business Suite R-12.1, including support and how to build the business case for making the upgrade. Find out how to ensure a ROI when you upgrade to R-12.1 using the strategic approach suggested in this resource.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Oct 2011

Fujitsu & Oracle

On-Demand ERP in the Enterprise: A practical CIO guide to implementation
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: This paper sets out a framework for deciding on and implementing on-demand ERP within enterprises.. It examines key concerns such as data integrity in enterprise systems, maintaining compliance and ensuring proper process management, as well as discussing new skills and approaches to help maximize returns on investment.
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

NetSuite

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.

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

The Dirty little Secrets of the Warehouse Management Systems Industry
sponsored by HighJump Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn five secrets you should know before you purchase a WMS. Guide your evaluation and selection processes in a way that best benefits your business, your customers and your long-term success and competitive advantage.
Posted: 26 May 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

HighJump Software

Choosing a Remote DBA instead of a Full-time Consultant?
sponsored by Ntirety
WHITE PAPER: Relational databases like Oracle grow 3x to 5x in size every three years, but most are not backed up properly. Learn about one of the newest trends in the industry: to outsource or out-task to your database administration needs.
Posted: 30 Nov 2007 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Ntirety

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

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®
 
 
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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