A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Adobe
In 1982 John Warnock and Charles Geschke founded one of the most influence graphics companies in history, Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe is a company that develops software used by many professional graphic designers as well as the novice user.
The company didn’t start off developing desktop graphic software but a computer language called PostScript that would be used for accurate computer-generated pages without being specific to any computer or printer. In other words, it was a language that would standardize computer documents and printing.
Apple purchased 15% of Adobe stock in the early days of the company and became the first to license the Postscript language. After a number of years, Apple announced it would sell its stocks and look into developing its own technology which is now True Type fonts which are widely used in the industry.
Speaking of standardization another product widely used around the world is the PDF File. The year was 1991 when co-founder Dr. John Warnock launched an undertaking called, The Camelot Project which would later produce the PDF which is used to display graphics, fonts, diagrams, tables, etc., that would look and print the same on any device that could open a PDF document. With over 1 billion devices that Adobe Acrobat Reader is used on, is proof of the success of this product.
In 1987, Adobe Illustrator was born and this was a PostScript-based drawing program that would soon become the standard for professional desktop publishing. It was well-received by professional artists and designers.
Photoshop which would become the companies most post popular program and soon 90% of the world’s creative professionals would use it. Photoshop is what made me a long time customer of Adobe and it has come a long way from the first version.
There is a lot of history and current information about Adobe. Have a look at the sections included in this post that offer the resources that give you the complete story.
Section Included In This Post:
- The History of Adobe
- Adobe Founders
- Adobe Executives
- The Adobe Mission Statement
- Adobe Divisions And Subsidiaries
- Adobe Ownership And Investors
- Facts About Adobe
- Adobe Reports And Financial Statements
- Business Strategies Used By Adobe
- The Main Competitors of Adobe
- Target Market & Marketing Strategies
- Products & Services Offered By Adobe
- Adobe Employee Relations
- Adobe Company Culture
- The Reputation of Adobe
- Adobe Company Complaints
- Adobe Failures
- Inside The Success of Adobe
- Articles And Stories of Interest Related To Adobe
- Books Related to Adobe
- The Latest About Adobe
- Latest News Related To Adobe
- Tweets Related To Adobe
- Videos Related To Adobe
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The History of Adobe
A company’s history offers valuable lessons and it’s interesting to find out about a company’s original operations, how it has changed, and the challenges during the startup phase.
Have a look at the selection below to understand more about the history of Adobe.
This section focuses on the people that started the company. You can gain insights into their goals, ideas, foresight, and how they started the company. Many founders have interesting stories and experiences related to starting their business and the challenges they faced, as well as what they did to overcome those challenges.
Have a look at the following resources included in this post related to the founders.
In the executive section, you’ll find information related to the management of a company. Management decisions are an important role in a company’s success. It’s not luck that makes a company successful, but planning, strategy, and leadership.
Have a look at the selection below for information related to the executives of Adobe.
The Adobe Mission Statement
A mission statement helps a company stay on track and focus on its goals, culture, and ensures everyone is on the same page.
A mission statement is for company employees as well as the public. It’s usually a broad description of the company’s focus and activities.
A company’s mission statement is the company’s public face, and it is commonly used in marketing materials.
Below are the resources I have included related to the mission statement of Adobe.
Adobe Divisions And Subsidiaries
The division of a company is a part of a business entity. In other words, even if a division operates under a different name it’s still part of the entity.
A subsidiary is an entirely different company, usually owned by a larger company.
Have a look at the resources for Adobe subsidiaries and Divisions.
Adobe Ownership And Investors
In this section, you’ll find resources related to ownership, investors, and shares, of Adobe. Below you’ll find the resources I have included for this post.
Facts About Adobe
In this section, you’ll find facts about the company. I like going through the facts because in a page or two you can learn a lot about the company and if you find something that’s really interesting you can dig deeper.
Have a look at the resources below included in this post related to Adobe facts.
Adobe Reports And Financial Statements
In this section, you can find out information such as the company’s profits, losses, net worth, liabilities, shares, owner’s equity, etc. that is available to the general public.
Have a look at the resources included below.
Business Strategies Used By Adobe
In this section, can get a glimpse of the strategist used by the company. The strategy a company uses can be the difference between success, failure, a mediocre business, or a huge success story.
Below you’ll see the resources included related to business strategies used by Adobe
The Main Competitors of Adobe
This section focuses on direct and indirect competition for Adobe. Competition is good, it drives innovation. If it wasn’t for competition businesses wouldn’t have to try so hard for your business. Competition makes managers and company owners come up with better ideas for products and services while providing the best prices they can.
Below you can browse through the resources related to the main competition for Adobe.
Target Market & Marketing Strategies
This section focuses on the target market and the marketing strategies used. Just as above targeting is an important process and without it your focus will be too broad and you won’t be able to zero in on the right marketing techniques.
The marketing strategy used by a company can make or break it. The right strategy can make millions while a poor marketing strategy can end up in bankruptcy.
Products & Services Offered By Adobe
This section offer resources related to core products and services offered by Adobe. Many large corporations have a large variety of products and services. Some companies are so large and complex that they deal in a variety of industries that operate on a global level, which is known as conglomerates.
Have a look at the resources below for products and services offered by Adobe.
Adobe Employee Relations
In this section, you can find resources related to the employees of Adobe such as job satisfaction, labor relations, the number of employees, etc.
Adobe Company Culture
Here’s where you can gain an idea about the culture of the company. A Company’s culture includes the work environment, company values, expectations, ethics, and more.
See the resources included in this post for the culture of Adobe
The Reputation of Adobe
In the resources below, you’ll find information related to the reputation of Adobe. You’ll get insights as to how Adobe is viewed by the general public.
A companies reputation is important a bad reputation can result in huge losses and the loss of public trust. A company’s reputation is an asset to any company and it’s important to maintain it.
Adobe Company Complaints
In this section, you can go through the resources to view the complaints, whether the complaints lead to a lawsuit or a viral rant, have a look at the complaints people have against Adobe.
Companies go through many phases, some are successful and some are miserable failures. Even though a company has failures, it’s a learning experience for management as well as other people.
Below are the resources I have included for this post related to Adobe failures.
Inside The Success of Adobe
Success can be the result of a small idea that was executed extremely well at other times it may be the result of a long term vision.
It’s interesting to study the success of companies and how people have dealt with managing a company that started off small and grew into a huge success story.
Have a look at the resources I have included in this post related to the success of Adobe.
Articles And Stories of Interest Related To Adobe
In this section, you’ll find a mix of articles worth mentioning in this post related to Adobe.
Have a look at what’s included for this post related to Adobe.
Books Related to Adobe
Some companies are a huge success story or a miserable failure, with many lessons to learn. Have a look at books people have written for a complete overview.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Adobe
The Latest About Adobe
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest information related to Adobe including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, that can offer up-to-the-minute information about Adobe.