Web Service, C# or .NET PDF Printing Nightmares? Wake Up and Discover a Simple Fix!

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No matter how skilled or tech savvy a corporate user is, there are times when a problem or challenge stops them in their tracks, and when you are working against a deadline, there is nothing more frustrating than this kind of delay. This article outlines one such issue related to printing multiple copies of a PDF file through a Web Service.Using Acrobat Reader: Version 6 of Adobe Reader supported command line printing, but that support was removed in later versions. It can still launch the application using System.Diagnostics.Process class and supplying the "PrintTo" verb, but there is an issue with the 32-bit and 64-bit version and there may be a few conflicts on different machines and operating systems (Win 7, Win 8, Win XP / 32-bit, 64-bit). It would seem that the Acrobat Reader fails because of several related issues.
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Don't Frustrate Your Audience: Present Concise, Actionable Data with Intuitive BI Reporting Tools

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Every business professional has had the experience of sitting in a meeting and listening to presentation that is dry, and lacks impact. Unfortunately, some of these presentations contain critical information that can support important business decisions. But, the impact of the information is lost in the detail of slides, numbers and statistics.When a business person is asked to make a decision, it is sometimes difficult to sift through all the data and see the patterns, trends and important opportunities hidden in the detail. We would like to think that our team members are capable of selecting the right data and presenting it in an intuitive manner but that is not always the case. Furthermore, even the best, most analytical team member can sometimes miss patterns or fall into the rut of presenting data in the same old way!
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A Match Made in Heaven - AND it's FREE! Volusion and FaceBook Stores

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If you are a Volusion customer, and you are currently using the Volusion solution for your eCommerce store or online shopping cart, you will be pleased to know that you can use the solution to create a FaceBook store wherein you can sell your products and services. Volusion customers will be pleased to know that there is no additional licensing fee or charge for this product extension. Combining eCommerce with social media, internet marketing and social media marketing is a crucial part of online sales today and this integration enables up selling and cross-channel marketing campaigns. If your business has a license for the Volusion eCommerce solution, it is worth your while to explore the opportunities provided by the FaceBook store extension. Your Volusion developers can leverage the solution to design and create a professional store with numerous selling and marketing features, and you will not incur any additional software licensing fees.
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Mobile Application Development Cannot Wait

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A new global survey from CIO Strategic Marketing Services and Triangle Publishing Services, sponsored by Oracle- “The Connected Enterprise: Keeping Pace with Mobile Development- reveals that not only are enterprises committed to mobility today, but the rate of development, deployment and spending for support of mobile apps and devices is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years”.

If your business needs to ‘get mobile’, you have to jump into the game now. In order to remain competitive with others in your market and to satisfy your customers and team members, it is imperative that your apps be mobile, intuitive and accessible on all types of devices.

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Small and Medium Sized Businesses Can and Should Embrace Responsive Web Design (RWD) and Adaptive Web Design (AWD)

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Within the past year, the trade journals and business bloggers have written countless columns, articles and blog entries about Responsive Web Design (RWD) and Adaptive Web Design (AWD).As with most technology changes (especially those that are costly), larger companies and enterprises will lead the way and many of these global companies have already shown us the power of RWD/AWD with sites that elegantly display the flexibility and user-friendly, mobile features and functionality that are possible with carefully designed sites. These businesses have the staff, the expert IT partners, and the budget to accomplish these goals. Let’s take a moment to consider some of the companies that have embraced responsive web design.
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Using Business Intelligence Data to Tell a Story

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There is much research to prove that people listen more attentively when you tell a story. Why deliver dry data in a presentation, on slides or in a report when you can analyze data with BI and find the ‘story’.

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I KNOW You're Smart! That's Why You Are Going to Embrace Internet Marketing!

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You're smart! I know you are! I know because you read my blog every month. Just kidding. The reason I know you are  smart is because you are online doing your research and trying to figure out how and why your customers shop and buy  and what your competition is doing to attract customers. And, because you are smart, I know that you understand the  value of internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM) and pay-per-click (PPC)  marketing and selling. You understand the critical business considerations and you want to apply the new and most  relevant technologies to leverage web marketing services, reach customers, stakeholders and partners and generate and  increase enterprise revenue.
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eCommerce is Getting Better and More Customer-Focused

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Take a look at one shopper’s experience! Here’s how technology can and should help shoppers and consumers to get what they need faster and with great personalization features.

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Ten Ways to Ensure Platinum eCommerce and Seamless Technical Support

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With the rapid and persistent growth of web marketing and eCommerce solutions, even the smallest, local business owner must endure regional, and sometimes global, business competition. With a few keywords and a couple of minutes of web research, your customers can purchase products and services from companies located in your community, or on the other side of the world.

The business benefits of eCommerce websites and internet marketing are undeniable, and today’s flexible solutions, tools, frameworks and platforms can be used for many business purposes. The competitive local and world markets of today demand that every business, large or small, engage in eCommerce and use business websites, portals, online stores and internet marketing to reach new customers and improve sales and customer retention. But, building an integrated eCommerce presence with consistent corporate branding and accessibility across smart phones, tablets and desktops is an overwhelming prospect for some businesses. But it doesn't have to be. Creating, migrating or upgrading an eCommerce site or shopping cart doesn't have to break the bank, nor does it have to take a year to implement and deploy.
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Don't Just Survive! Thrive! With an Internet Marketing Campaign Designed with Deep Dive BI

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To attract and retain customers, and build a solid niche in your market, you must leverage current, concise Business Intelligence to build social media and internet marketing campaigns that target your customers with laser precision. Some experts claim that there is no way to measure the value or effectiveness of social media marketing. However, if you use deep dive technology to create true business intelligence you can see exactly where and how to target your customers and prospects.
Trade SEO for Internet Marketing: If you are still using old search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to attract customers to your site, your online store, or your social media pages, it is time to consider an internet marketing initiative. Internet Marketing, social media marketing (SMM) and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns will improve your competitive position and help you to create a consistent corporate brand and image. More importantly, they will positively affect your bottom line. Keyword research, on-page optimization and off-page submissions are techniques of the past. Google and its fellow search engine companies are getting smarter and more contextual. Every day there are new search and marketing developments that give site visitors and users better, more meaningful results and emphasize content, context, reputation, and popularity.
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