Friday, December 08, 2006

Technology Review: Adobe Joins the Social Computing Revolution

Timely reality check; see the post for more details 

I've spent the past few days testing Acrobat 8 and an associated Web service, Acrobat Connect. I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of new features Adobe has provided to help people work together on documents over the Internet--even if those documents aren't PDFs. When combined, Acrobat 8 and Acrobat Connect form a powerful (and potentially cheaper) alternative to established collaboration and presentation systems such as WebEx and Microsoft's Live Meeting and Office Groove 2007. They also show how Adobe is beginning to benefit from its 2005 acquisition of Macromedia, the company that founded the interactive-multimedia industry.

Source: Technology Review: Adobe Joins the Social Computing Revolution

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