By Marshall C. Yovits
Considering the fact that its first quantity in 1960, Advances in pcs has awarded distinctive insurance of ideas in and software program and in desktop idea, layout, and functions. It has additionally supplied participants with a medium during which they could research their topics in better intensity and breadth than that allowed by way of normal magazine articles. for that reason, many articles became typical references that remain of vital, lasting price regardless of the fast development occurring within the box.
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It allows sharing of information and formatting among individual applications (like a word processor and a spreadsheet), and objects created in one application can be embedded in documents managed by another application (such as embedding a spreadsheet in a word-processing document). 10. A third example is Web services, in which applications are built up by composing multiple application services on the Web (see chapter 7). Composability is most valuable when it is easy and automatic. Less valuable (but more practical in complex situations) is composability by manual configuration, or handcrafting.
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The primary issue is not the software, however, but the ways in which organizations operating an application treat information that is gathered. In the normal course of using an application, personal information often must be legitimately revealed, and the user may be concerned that this information not be passed to third parties. Organizations can respond to these concerns by setting and posting privacy policies providing users with sufficient information to make an informed choice about which information to reveal; they may also provide the user some control over how the information is used by offering policy options.
Advances in Computers, Vol. 17 by Marshall C. Yovits