We’re pleased to report that on Dec. 9th, Gartner, Inc. positioned Adobe in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing” research report. Adobe was one of 13 Web conferencing vendors evaluated.
You may have read about our recent release of Adobe Experience Manager Communities, an offering geared toward field and channel enablement use cases – and how it can be part of a broader Adobe Connect solution, adding social and mobile learning capabilities to course authoring and virtual classroom workflows.
We’re excited to announce a powerful new integration between the Adobe Connect web conferencing platform and EchoSign, Adobe’s electronic signature solution, developed by eSync Training, an Adobe Connect authorized training partner and developer. One of the biggest game changers in speeding up business processes has been electronic signature technology – enabling documents to be signed securely and easily from anywhere, eliminating the time and costs involved in sending documents back and forth via overnight mail or fax.
We’re happy to announce the latest release of the Adobe Connect mobile client, available now for iOS and Android. One of the key trends we see as we talk to our customers is that the usage of mobile is increasing across their user bases – and the expectation continues to move well beyond the ability to join a web conferencing session, but fully host, present, and interact – whether it is a virtual training session, a collaborative meeting, or large webinar.
Many of our customers leverage Adobe Connect to deliver virtual training, and there are several key trends we have continually heard as we listen to their experiences. The first is that learners are increasingly mobile. There is an expectation, especially for those out in the field – that content is available for them at the moment of need, and in small chunks that can easily be consumed and applied on the spot.
When thinking of moving an activity that is traditionally done in a physical setting to a virtual format – such as new-hire onboarding or training, there is sometimes a perception that the activity will be significantly less effective, or can not easily be replicated when brought online. And this is for good reason – a critical best practice we have observed in keeping an audience engaged, is to get them to participate.