Targeted towards the government and enterprise sets, Adobe Connect 9 is touted as an all-in-one platform the development and delivery of online, interactive events that can support up to 1,500 participants.
Adobe is also paying closer attention to analytics with this release. Connect 9 will support the turnaround of real-time data of program marketing results and performance so that event organizers can determine which events and features were engaging -- and which weren't -- in a much more rapid fashion. That could offer organizers the opportunity to change events around as they are ongoing to ensure better productivity and business results.
Furthermore, Adobe Connect 9 is honing in on mobile-to-mobile collaboration as well as mobile resources. Users will have the ability to host online meetings just as the would on a desktop computer.
This is a smart (if not tardy) inclusion as mobile devices continue to outpace PC sales, and enterprise employees become a more mobile workforce overall. Quite simply, webinar platforms and related solutions just can't come without this option anymore.
Adobe Connect 9 is expected to start rolling out during the third quarter, both for an on-premise configuration as well as mobile apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.
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