Donna Baker has partnered with ed2go to offer another online, instructor-facilitated course and is pleased to announce the launch of "Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9." This course will teach students, business owners, and at-home software users how to create PDF documents and more with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, showing them many of the software’s time- and cost-saving features along the way.
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The Acrobat team recently completed a survey of knowledge workers with Forrester Consulting. This US survey follows a very similar Adobe-Forrester Consulting survey earlier in the year in Europe (covering UK, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain). The studies surveyed knowledge workers about their requirements, habits, tools, concerns, and desired improvements regarding collaboration. Additionally, the US survey not only delivers domestic results, but offers comparison data between the US and Europe studies.
For IT Managers, you may want to skip right to the second video on the landing page then go back and view the rest.
The metrics sited in survey results are pretty predictable, everyone needs to collaborate more broadly and more quickly. What’s interesting to me are the implications of letting users simply figure out how to collaborate on their own leveraging the tools that they are comfortable using. Typically, this means email and often that means sending confidential information outside of your organization – unsecured and uncontrolled. Forrester makes some pretty strong recommendations around that issue.
Adobe Acrobat can help play a role in the solution.
Here’s an article that came out in InfoWorld titled Don’t fall for the monoculture myth that provides a helpful perspective on Reader’s vulnerabilities. The subtitle states “The idea that there’s more security in using less popular software is not only false, but a smokescreen to solving the real security issues.”
I wish I had said that.
Just because you can’t see something anymore doesn’t mean it’s no longer there – infants figure that out before they’re even a year old. If you want to read about how much NOT using Acrobat can cost you, take a look at the following set of articles. The titles kind of tell the story on their own.
90% of organizations using PDF file format for long-term storage of scanned documents, and 89% are converting Office files to PDF for distribution and archive.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. The best part is it’s not even Adobe research. You can read AIIM’s press release about the research at:
Adobe has released its latest version of the PDF iFilter, version 9, that will work on 64 Bit Platforms. It is a free update that will give end users and administrators the ability to search and index PDF documents using Microsoft Indexing clients on 64-bit platforms.
PDF iFilter is a plug-in for Microsoft Indexing-compatible software that allows PDF documents to be searched on the desktop and on the server. The 32-bit version of PDF iFilter 9 is already installed automatically with Acrobat 9 and Reader 9.