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October 22, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 42


TOP STORY: TechTip: Need a Safe IBM i Internet Connection?
FEATURED ARTICLE: Adobe Introduces Acrobat X
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Need a Safe IBM i Internet Connection?

With Apache Reverse Proxy, you can implement an Internet Web service confidently.

giovanni_perottiWritten by Giovanni B. Perotti

One reason that businesses may limit the IBM i's connection to the Internet is the reluctance to expose one of the most sensitive company assets, its data, to the risk of uncontrolled access from the network. On the other hand, the need for some presence in the public network has resulted in companies providing Web sites based on a few static pages that don't allow interaction with company data. Usually, these Web sites are developed by people outside the company or by a small team within the company but totally separated from the IBM i development team. The obvious consequences are that IBM i growth in the Web area is inhibited and the development team doesn't grow.


Feature Article - Analysis
Adobe Introduces Acrobat X

Team collaboration, document security, and more inviting customer interactions are behind the latest enhancements to the mother of all PDF creators.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Adobe announced a new version of Acrobat this week that includes a feature to allow users to automatically gather data from PDF forms and save it to an Excel file. Regardless of your views on Acrobat, it clearly is here to stay, and the new data-gathering feature in Acrobat X (10) is likely to delight corporate (particularly marketing types), legal, and educational users. Acrobat X includes many new features and is a major rewrite of Acrobat 9. For anyone who creates or manages PDF files, the upgrade is likely to be at the top of their holiday wish list.


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