The 3 keys to getting value from custom-built apps

Custom-built apps offer immense potential for many organizations. They allow IT departments to tailor solutions to the unique nature and circumstances of their workforce. They can meet specific enterprise needs, fit existing work and data flows, and boost both efficiency and productivity.

And as much as they allow companies to streamline operations and provide new data about operations – directly and indirectly affecting the bottom line – they can also bolster employee satisfaction and confidence and enhance a company’s  image internally and with customers and the general public.

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Outlook 2010 Tower of Babel patch KB 4011089 breaks VBScript print

If you’ve installed KB 4011089, this month’s Outlook 2010 security patch, and you can no longer print custom forms, you aren’t alone. I’m seeing reports from several sources that installing the patch destroys printing functionality in custom Outlook 2010 forms.

It isn’t clear, at this early stage, if other versions of Outlook are affected, or if other Office programs may have the same kind of problem.

Microsoft hasn’t yet acknowledged the problem. The only workaround appears to be uninstalling the patch.

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The Vision Thing

Salesforce earlier this year introduced its Einstein Vision capability, an idea with a lot of promise but not a great deal of precedent. Who had applications that could see, and how would this be used? For decades, we’ve been content with scanning documents and analyzing them with OCR tools, or we’ve used bar codes and QR codes — but it all came down to recognizing simple symbols.

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