Whether it’s for telework, town hall meetings, e-learning, telemedicine, continuity of operations, or mission critical collaboration, many civilian and military agencies rely on Adobe Connect. To learn what’s to come in 2012 for this best-in-class solution, we had the opportunity to talk with Guillaume Privat, Director of our Adobe Connect business.
Q: 2011 saw several large government agencies adopt Adobe Connect or expand their deployment. What can you tell us about the plans for the solution in 2012?
A: In 2011, we rolled out Adobe Connect 8, which focused on ease of use and the ability for users to access their meetings, webinars or virtual classrooms on any smartphone or tablet. 2012 will the year of Adobe Connect 9. We recently announced we were opening up the beta for Adobe Connect 9. We looked at how our customers are using the product and it’s clear that ‘screen sharing’ is not enough. They are looking for solutions to their business problems. How can they train faster and measure the effectiveness of that training? How effective are their town hall meetings or citizen outreach campaigns? Should they spend more or less money on these activities? The focus for the future release is to create these end-to-end solutions that will help government organizations measure and report on productivity gains or cost savings.
Q: Are you going to continue your focus on mobile?