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by Guillaume Privat

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November 14, 2011

What do Adobe recent announcements mean for Adobe Connect?

By Guillaume Privat, Director, Adobe Connect

On November 8 2011, Adobe held its annual financial meeting where our executives discussed our 2012 strategy. Two items discussed were i) the focusing of Adobe resources on two key growth opportunities, Digital Media and Digital Marketing and ii) how Adobe will be reducing its investment in Flash Player for mobile.

You may be wondering what both of these announcements mean for the Adobe Connect business.

First, while Adobe is realigning its resources around two key growth opportunities, the Adobe Connect business will continue to further product innovation for customers in key verticals.

Second, Adobe also announced it was reducing its investment in Adobe Flash for mobile (in-browser Flash experience on mobile). This does not have an impact on Adobe’s Connect mobile strategy. Our strategy with Adobe Connect Mobile has been from the start to deliver our mobile meeting experience via native applications rather than via a browser as we believe apps provide the best mobile experience. Last week, we launched our latest version of Adobe Connect Mobile 1.7.5 and are already hard at work on our next release.

Adobe remains committed to delivering the best web conferencing solution to our customers.

 

Guillaume Privat

Guillaume Privat

Guillaume Privat runs the Adobe Connect business at Adobe.

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform, powering complete solutions for web meetingseLearning, and webinars, on any device.

COMMENTS

  • By Lee Keller - 2:14 AM on November 17, 2011  

    I just did a presentation on Connect. When I showed the app, people were downloading it on the spot. After the presentation we did a demo where the teachers went to their own rooms… except a few using the Connect App. They actually participated more than those on computers. The mobile ability to participate in a meeting using a fully functional app is the direction of the future. Mobile devices, especially smartphones, are the preferred option because it is always with you. Best of luck as this story unfolds.