Friday, January 04, 2008
LiveCycle ES: We're all in!!
LiveCycle ES had a great year in 2007 and every indication is that 2008 will be even better. 2007 marked the year Adobe is now recognized as a formidable enterprise software vendor. In poker terms, we're all in. Our customers are quickly realizing that the service oriented approach to integration (inherent in LiveCycle ES architecture) has many advantages, and have embraced it as their preferred solution for Enterprise 2.0. To clarify, Enterprise 2.0 is an adoption of the Web 2.0 design patterns and architectural patterns by large enterprises. The fact is that LiveCycle ES has now started being used by these enterprises who have decided to embrace the Web 2.0 patterns and required the services tier to power their new web applications and RIAs. Hey - don't just believe me, check out our customer list.
So why are Bruce Chizen (Adobe's past CEO) and I so happy in this picture? I can only speak for myself but after celebrating Adobe's 25th anniversary with a great performance by Skateboarders, BMX guys and other stunts, supplemented with food, drinks and a great performance by Smash Mouth, I am left with a realization that Adobe is just a really awesome company. Not only is it a great corporate culture, but from a business standpoint, all the years of careful architecture, planning and (most importantly) listening to what our customers need in their infrastructures has paid off. LiveCycle is growing. We now have a special developers license available and if you want a free DVD to try it out, contact me and I'll personally send it to you (dnickull at adobe dot com).
The guy on the right above, along with our current CEO Shantanu, deserve a lot of credit for fostering a vision to move Adobe from the desktop to the enterprise. Enterprises might want to pay attention to this direction to understand how to deliver Web 2.0 patterns to their customers.