This week, Laserfiche gets eForm and document automation tools through LincWare, Google announces that it will be making it easier to upload docs into Docs, Adobe rushes to protect Acrobat and Reader from hackers, Nuxeo connects to Amazon S3 while Executive and Kyocera enables users to scan and index documents to Google.

Laserfiche, LincWare Integrate

Laserfiche (news, site) has never let the grass grow under its feet, so the recent integration with LincWare, which provides eForm creation and document automation tools, adds a little bit more functionality that keeps growing Laserfiche.

Using LincDoc, users can automate common documents and forms and push them into Laserfiche. Documents can then be routed using Laserfiche Workflow business process management or sent into its DoD 5015.2-certified records management system.

What is good about this integration is that LincWare also has a native iPad application that allows users to capture forms and data from their iPad and send them to Laserfiche. It also adds support for the Laserfiche Web Access thin client and Laserfiche WebLink public portal.

This integration is one of the partnerships developed under the Laserfiche Professional Developer Partnership (PDP) program, which provides customers access to a variety of third-party integrations, configurations, plug-ins and Web tools. LincWare has been a member of the program since 2008.

Intermedia Offers Single Sign-On

More from Intermedia (news, site) this week, with the launch of a free Single Sign-On application for its customers. Rather than logging into separate cloud services, Intermedia users can log in once through the secure Single Sign-On application.

The application then provides access to a user's services, such as Microsoft Outlook email, Outlook Web Access, document management and instant messaging.

Intermedia Single Sign-On is available for Windows 7 and Vista operating systems and is free for Intermedia customers. It can be downloaded from HostPilot Control Panel or My Services.

Nuxeo Connects to Amazon S3

It's been a busy month for Nuxeo (news, site), provider of the open source Nuxeo Document Management platform. If you missed it earlier, the release of its most recent update includes the ability to connect its Enterprise CMS repository into Amazon's S3 cloud storage service.

The component, named Amazon S3 Online Storage, can be purchased through the Nuxeo Marketplace and allows Nuxeo customers to configure storage of certain Nuxeo data in Amazon's storage cloud.

Amazon S3 is one of the most popular cloud-based storage services. The package requires Nuxeo Document Management 5.4.1 for installation.

Once the Amazon S3 Online Storage add-on is installed, the component provides access to the configured Amazon S3 account for remote file storage transparently to the application end user; the installation, however, is not transparent. Interested in more?

Adobe Fixes Bugs

Adobe (news, site) has responded to hackers that have been embedding Adobe Flash files in Word and Excel documents, allowing a hidden Flash file into your computer once the attachment was opened.

The flaw came to light on April 11, and has already been patched, so no need to worry there. However, the same threat was also found in Reader and Acrobat -- problems to be dealt with this week, but were patched, in fact, late last week with Adobe Reader X 10.0.3 and Acrobat 10.0.3 as well.

If you don’t update, there is a potentially serious risk here as the bugs, if still there, can take control of a vulnerable computer. Adobe says that while its programs are set to update automatically, it is probably best with this to activate updates manually through the update setting on your computer.

Google to Make Docs Upload Easier

Google once again is adding good things to Google Docs and has announced that, over the coming weeks, it will be releasing features that will make it easier to upload files to Docs. The new upload features include folder upload, documents list integration and drag-and-drop upload.

To start, Google has added folder upload via the new Upload menu in the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Users need to install a small applet to use folder upload in Firefox and Safari. The existing folder structure is preserved on upload, which means that folders within folders will also upload and become collections within collections.

Second, they’ve merged the upload page’s functionality into the documents list to create a better upload experience. Lastly, if you are using Chrome, Safari or Firefox on your Mac or PC, you’ll also be able to drag-and-drop one or more files into your documents list to initiate an upload. Users can also drop files into a collection on the left. Note that, due to browser limitations, it isn’t possible to drag-and-drop folders into the documents list. Google said it will be rolling this out to everyone with personal Google Accounts over the next month in all Google Docs languages. If you want to find out more about this, check it out here.

Executive, Kyocera Integrate

Finally, more good things for Google, this time from Executive Technologies, which has announced that its document management software, gDocScan, has been integrated with Kyocera HYPAS enabled multifunctional products (MFPs), allowing users to scan and index documents to Google's Cloud.

Using Kyocera's HyPAS, SearchExpress users can scan and index documents from the Kyocera MFP's touch screen display. Your documents are hosted, in the Cloud, in Google Docs. 

GDocScan is particularly suited to organizations with multiple locations, because you can scan from the multiple locations to the Google Cloud and everyone from any location can search and view the documents. gDocScan is operational on Windows 2008/7/XP/Vista/2003 platforms.