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Adobe's Intelligent Document Platform--What It Is and Why Enterprises Need It

Published: 16 June 2004

ID: G00184819

Analyst(s): Eric Austvold, Jim Murphy


Adobe is marching into the enterprise, flying the banner of a new category and asserting itself with new products and positioning as an Intelligent Document Platform. At the same time, Adobe is declaring its dominance in an unrecognized (and largely unmonetized) space, where Adobe Reader is the interface and PDF and XML are the supporting technologies.

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