Archive for '2016'

    AEM Security User Onboarding Decisions (Part II)

    December 6, 2016 9:19 AM by Frank Preston

    Configuring The Authentication and Directory Models


    As we had shown in our previous blog entry, making the decisions on who we want to share protected documents with is critical in understanding how we need to configure the Authentication and Directory Models.


    AEM allows us to setup multiple or single Domains. In the context of AEM a Domain is any environment that we connect with to gather user information and perform authentication.



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    AEM Security User Onboarding Decisions

    November 29, 2016 3:22 PM by Frank Preston

    AEM Security is used in a wide variety of scenarios. You may be distributing coupons where you want to restrict the ability to print the coupon and given the distribution, you may want to use Anonymous Policies. You could be a manufacturing company and want to protect you intellectual property where only internal authorized staff can access the material. Or you’re organization is a bank and you have a need to control internal access but you also want to allow your clients to access their own documents in a secure manner.



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    That’s a wrap: A cost-effective alternative to replacing your legacy system (Part II)

    November 14, 2016 2:12 PM by 4Point

    To continue discussing the Adobe AEM wrapper let's take a "technology view" on the problem.

    The AEM wrapper approach involves three elements:

    • An AEM Forms or AEM Sites user interface, which supports desktop, tablet and mobile devices
    • An AEM web service-based middleware layer that serves data as well as business rules
    • An application programming interface (API) that allows the legacy system to communicate with the Web using TCP/IP





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    That’s a wrap: A cost-effective alternative to replacing your legacy system

    November 2, 2016 11:05 AM by 4Point

    With all the recent advances in technology, we may discount the value of our legacy systems. Based on old technology, these systems are considered incapable of meeting today’s business needs, and many argue they should be replaced. In some cases, that’s true. Most of the time, however, it’s possible to get much more out of an existing legacy system—and yet provide richer, more effective experiences for your users.



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    Returning Multiple Values from dynamically-created AEM Fragment

    October 21, 2016 11:38 AM by 4Point

    How do you return multiple values from a dynamically-created AEM fragment? More specifically, return more values from the fragment than there are visible controls. Simple… well, kind of simple.


    While developing the 4-FLO application, a dynamic form-based workflow definition and monitoring solution, a requirement existed to enter one or more users to participate in the defined workflow using a form fragment. The fragment needed to allow for searching user names by entering characters and displaying users with those characters anywhere in their common name. The user list will be retrieved from the AEM server using a REST call to a custom endpoint. To do this, a fragment was created to encapsulate the UI to enter & display the participant and perform the web service call.


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    Digitizing the Medical Industry

    August 3, 2016 1:45 PM by 4Point

    A trip to the doctor can be an onerous task. Beyond long wait times, the large batches of paper-based forms coupled with the threat of a data entry error can be a strong deterrent for all parties involved.


    A move to eliminate these inefficient redundancies through electronic digital solutions has been a primary focus from those within the healthcare industry over the past decade. From the direct medical providers to healthcare insurance services, several workflow processes today are largely coordinated within e-systems that help save time and money.



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    Mobility Trends in Digital Governmental Services

    July 15, 2016 11:38 AM by 4Point

    As governmental agencies around the world look to enhance their service offerings digitally, they are increasingly needing to consider Mobility.


    Of course, mobility appears in two inter-connected ways: 1) The ease to access services virtually anywhere; and 2) The use of mobile devices and applications that enable those functions.


    “We are seeing this trend toward mobile apps,” John Landwehr, a vice president of government solutions at Adobe, told,  “MOBILE FIRST IS NOW THE TREND.”


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    Reasons to upgrade to Adobe Experience Manager Forms

    June 27, 2016 3:57 PM by Paul Karvoski

    If you’re an IT professional, a marketing specialist or an even a enterprise licensing expert, you’ve probably heard of the “Adobe Marketing Cloud”. Whether you’re creating a personalized “Campaign” for your online and offline channels, or looking for your perfect audience through the use of “Analytics”. Based on the results, you can now “Target” or identify the best content that can be delivered to the right customer. These are just some of the marketing tools, or solutions available to you through the “Adobe Marketing Cloud”.


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    4Point Application Support. How does it work?

    June 10, 2016 3:51 PM by Karen McKernan

    You have just arrived at your office and you open your email. You discover that your AEM system is down and you are getting dozens of messages from staff that are asking you what is happening. You know from that moment on its going to be a rough day.


    Now what do you do?




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    AEM Security Implementation Choices

    May 13, 2016 3:44 PM by Francis Preston

    Well, you have done your research and have decided to move forward with the AEM Security, Digital Rights Management (DRM) implementation. Congratulations, a good choice so now your work really begins.


    There are a variety of choices and decisions that must be made to get things moving in the rights direction.


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    Digital Trends in Government Services

    April 27, 2016 5:03 PM by 4Point

    In February, Adobe announced that they will be offering Digital Design Templates designed specifically for use by government bodies. The move is a bold step by Adobe in enabling state departments to foster the digitization of their services. The offering of these templates acknowledges that users are increasingly expecting their services to be made available digitally outside of government offices.


    All around the world, governments are already ramping up to meet the needs of the digital age.  Many of these transitions aim at improving workflow and user-friendliness.



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    Adobe Digital Rights Management

    March 31, 2016 4:32 PM by Francis Preston

    An Introduction by Francis Preston, Senior Architect, 4Point


    What is Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM)? If you are asking this question then you have probably been asking yourself how do I protect my documents and what technology is available to help me achieve my goal?


    Without a doubt, any organization that is concerned with protecting intellectual property and or personal information, while still being able to distribute the material in a secure manner, struggles with how to truly achieve that goal.



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    Welcome to our blog!

    March 31, 2016 3:22 PM by Barrie G. Ellis

    Welcome word from 4Point Founder & Chairman of the Board Barrie G. Ellis


    Over the years we have seen a lot of trends and new technologies come and go. In the Adobe world we have seen the arrival of LiveCycle, and now the evolution of LiveCycle into AEM. We have seen the birth of Adobe WCM and have seen it take its place along with Forms, Documents, Process Management, Security, Signatures, etc. From an industry perspective we have seen the birth and growth of exciting new technological environments such as Mobile computing.


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