In its latest release, Macromedia reconfigures its Studio Suite with updates of Dreamweaver, fireworks and flash professional, plus two new components.
Not to be forgotten, FlashPaper 2 and Contribute 3 are both useful additions to the Studio suite. Contribute 3 is a great way for nontechnical users to edit a site. It can be a little dangerous, so you won't want to point them at a production site, but for changes to content that need to be made by a business or nontechnical user, Contribute 3 can alleviate the need for IT to be involved with every little change to text on a site. Contribute lets the user send the changes made to a reviewer for approval. Although not nearly as robust as a content-management system, it's still a great little tool for managing small sites.
FlashPaper 2 shows up as a tiny menu bar within Microsoft Office documents. The synergy between Adobe and Macromedia begins to show here, with the option to convert a document to either Flash or PDF. A single click of the mouse and documents are instantly converted to the specified format.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.