Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Our award-winning software and technologies have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 25 years, bringing vital and engaging experiences to people across media and to every screen in their lives, at work and at play.
The impact of Adobe® software is evident almost everywhere you look. Whether people are collaborating at work, transacting online, or socializing with friends, businesses use Adobe software and technologies to turn digital interactions into richer, high-value experiences that reach across computing platforms and devices to engage people anywhere, anytime.
With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognizable software brands, Adobe is one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies.
A rich history of innovation
Our commitment to innovation is as strong today as it was in 1982, when Chuck Geschke and John Warnock founded Adobe. The two men initially set out to solve a problem long familiar to creative professionals at the time: getting text and images on a computer screen to translate beautifully and accurately into print. A year later, they helped launch the desktop publishing revolution with Adobe PostScript®, a technology that took the publishing world by storm with its radical new approach to printing text and images.
That was just the beginning. From the earliest days, we embraced our role as industry visionary and leader, continuing to solve previously insurmountable problems. The release of two ground breaking applications—Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®—forever changed the quality and complexity of images that could be created for print, and later for content created for video, film, the web and other digital channels. The design industry was never the same.
As computers became more interconnected and people needed to collaborate online using a wide variety of documents, a new problem emerged: sharing this content. Incompatible operating systems and programs hindered collaboration, a problem made worse as the use of e-mail and the web skyrocketed. Adobe’s breakthrough Portable Document Format (PDF) technology provided a solution for the problem, enabling businesses to deliver platform- and application-independent files across operating systems and devices. Suddenly, enterprises had new opportunities for—and returns from—document sharing and collaboration. Today, we extend the benefits of dynamic collaboration through web conferencing and enterprise solutions offering powerful document security, process management, and other capabilities.
As the Internet exploded into a viable economic engine, we quickly recognized that static HTML pages could not deliver the end-user interactivity and integration with enterprise systems that businesses required. We again took the lead—first with Adobe Dreamweaver® and Flash®, and later with Flex® and the Flash Media Server—by making cost-effective, reliable development of engaging websites a reality.
We are now leading the next wave of industry innovation, helping companies integrate enterprise technologies and rich media into solutions that solve real-world business problems. With the Adobe Flash Platform, including Flash Player and the Adobe AIR® runtime, businesses are building rich Internet applications (RIAs) that offer vital efficiencies and provide a competitive edge by transforming the quality and reach of their services. With our 2009 acquisition of Omniture, a leader in online business optimization, we will also help customers more effectively measure, analyze, and optimize their online assets to improve their bottom line.
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City: San Jose
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