Adobe, the company that has created a revolution with the product “pdf reader”, is the leading multimedia giant in the world. Its creative software products are widely used in the areas of internet applications and software development.
Founded in 1982 by John Warnock, with the first product “Postscript”, the company now emerged as the leading software giant as far as the rich internet application industry is considered. The name “Adobe” is derived from “Adobe creek”. Adobe entered the consumer market in the duration 1984-86 with the product “Adobe Illustrator”. It is a drawing program for the apple operating system. In 1989, adobe developed and released the product “photoshop” which is still widely being used by many graphic artists across the globe. Later in 1994, other products like “adobe page maker” and “adobe after effects” after it acquired its competitor “Aldus”. Adobe later acquired its main competitor “macromedia” in 2005, the competitor of Adobe. This led to the addition of several products of macromedia like Dreamweaver, flash, flex etc to Adobe’s portfolio. This created almost a monopoly market in the graphic industry. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is another product that made Adobe prove its creativity as it helped photographers to manage images and all the work in an easy way. Adobe media player was released in 2008 by Adobe after it discontinued the sales and development of the older software. In 2009, Adobe purchased Business Catalyst and Omniture. Though Adobe is not really famous for lay offs, it laid off around 700 employees. At the beginning of 2010, Adobe is under frequent arguments Apple, the creator of Ipod. The later claimed that Apple cannot support Flash as it is not secured or reliable.
By 2009, the employee strength of the company rose to 7,564 employees. It is a known fact that adobe hires graduates from top notch universities and colleges. With many highly talented associates, Adobe offers products that are mainly used for
– Content Authoring- Highly interactive applications with rich texture can be built
– Customer Experience Management – Improve brand strength with great customer experience
– Online Marketing – Measure your market effectiveness using a variety of screens
Adobe has been constantly rated as one of the greatest places to work by Fortune. In 2003, Adobe was recognized as the 5th best place to work and in 2009, it was placed in the eleventh position. In India, Adobe is featured in the great places to work. Adobe also stands a place in the “Canada’s Top 100 employers” list.
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