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Analyst firm Gartner said the move would help Adobe to offer a collaboration suite that could compete with IBM Lotus and Microsoft products, while integrating with their instant messaging and collaboration systems.
Gartner said, "With this acquisition, Adobe gains a presence engine that could potentially be tied to IP telephony infrastructure, federates with multiple instant messaging networks, and runs on Windows and Linux."
As a result, businesses would be able to unite users working on different suppliers' systems, through e-mail, instant messaging, conferencing, or IP phone, enabling them to work together on documents, Gartner said.Comment on this article: firstname.lastname@example.org