Posts tagged: LifeCycle

Owning the Content Lifecycle: Adobe Acquiring Day Software

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 Jul 29, 2010

Yesterday, Adobe announced its public tender offer to acquire Switzerland-based Day Software for $240 Million ($USD), which is expected to close by the end of 2010. Day Software develops and sells content technologies, including CRX, a Java-based enterprise-level content repository, as well as CQ5, which can be utilized for Web Content Management, Digital Asset Management, and social collaboration. The move is an interesting, although not necessarily surprising one by Adobe, a company that has been fairly aggressive with strategic acquisitions over the past few years. Its recent acquisitions of Web analytics firm Omniture and online business platform Business Catalyst have underscored Adobe’s pursuit of moving beyond developing tools to create content, as well as its increased focus on digital content. The Day Software acquisition pushes Adobe further in these directions and brings up a number of considerations.

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Adobe’s Call to Action

Jim Hamilton
 Sep 29, 2009

I recently attended Canon’s Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas. The Tuesday keynote at that event was presented by Dr. Naresh Gupta of Adobe. Dr. Gupta is a Senior Vice President in Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit and is the Managing Director of Adobe’s Research and Development group in India. Gupta’s message to the crowd of Canon customers, dealers, and employees was a sobering one and was built around dropping print/copy volumes and the move to electronic and mobile communications. His presentation, entitled “Imaging for Today’s Enterprise,” was a real call to action for solutions that provide additional value beyond print. Read more »

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