Paul Gilbertson is a Senior Product Specialist for Adobe focused on collaboration and eLearning technologies . Paul has been a long standing Adobe champion being an expert in most of the eLearning and rich media products. Paul has over 20 years of experience in consulting, teaching, and managing eLearning development projects. Between his three different tenures with Adobe and Macromedia, he has run his own development firm with clients including 3M, the CIA’s Federal Language Training Lab, and the big three airlines: Northwest, United and American.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Music from the University of Minnesota.
Bell Canada’s Private Cloud
Powers Adobe Connect
- outside of the reach of the US Patriot Act
I spent a few days working in the Bell Canada’s Private Cloud infrastructure, (Infrastructure as a Service from Bell Canada), setting up virtual machines, networks and firewalls. I setup the environment after meeting with some Canadian Government agencies where I quickly learned how important it would be to Adobe Connect available in the private cloud – all in Canada.
Now, the Canadian government will be able to test out this Adobe Connect deployment that is “all in Canada”. I’m pretty sure other governments around the world (and some individuals) will also be very interested in this new deployment option.
The US Army in Afghanistan is using Adobe Connect to provide a place to meet 24/7/365 for the people and organizations involved in trying to keep the peace. This includes 20 or more base clusters and many NATO partners. The main room typically has 20 or more attendees in it at all times of the day – keeping in touch with what is going on. The main focus is sharing a map of current incidents and deployments. Breakout rooms are used when attendance in the main Connect meeting room begins to grow and various side conversations develop.