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Adobe Receives “Strong Positive” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s MarketScope for Ajax Technology and RIA Platforms


SAN JOSE, Calif.— Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it received a “Strong Positive” rating in Gartner’s “MarketScope for Ajax Technology and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platforms, 2008,”1 the highest rating for the report. Adobe was one of 20 vendors evaluated for the report, which looked at criteria including product/service, offering strategy, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, market responsiveness and track record, and market understanding.

“It’s exciting to see how our diverse base of global customers are utilizing the Adobe® Flash® Platform to simplify their online business processes and deliver additional value from existing systems and infrastructure,” said Michele Turner, vice president, product marketing and developer relations for the Platform Business Unit at Adobe Systems. “We are committed to enabling effective RIA solutions through the Adobe Flash Platform and continue to focus on helping companies create compelling Web applications in the enterprise.”

The market for RIA platforms is in rapid growth and transformation. According to Gartner estimates, “the majority of Global 1000 companies have experimented with RIA or Ajax technologies, from more than one vendor.” Vendors in the “Strong Positive” category are “viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions. Customers should continue with planned investments and potential customers should consider this vendor, a strong choice for strategic investments.”

The Adobe Flash Platform is a complete system of integrated tools, frameworks, clients and servers to develop Web applications, content and video that runs consistently across operating systems and devices. The platform enables companies to increase productivity and innovation while reducing operational costs through easy to use, efficient Web applications for employees, customers and partners. The rich data visualization capabilities of the platform allow the creation of powerful decision support applications, processing high volumes of data. Business process applications that span multiple siloed systems and require multiple steps can be streamlined into a single-page application that increases usability and throughput. With its consistent runtime capability and over 98 percent penetration of Internet-connected desktops around the globe, Adobe® Flash® Player lowers the costs associated with software maintenance and upgrades. For more information about the Adobe Flash Platform, please visit . To download the report, please visit .

1) Gartner, Inc. “MarketScope for Ajax Technology and RIA Platforms” by Ray Valdes, Dec. 29, 2008


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