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Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2013

The Adobe Cloud | Is It Good Or Bad?

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Cloud, cloud, cloud…it’s about all you hear these days. And of course lots of cloud controversies!

It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Recently the folks at Adobe made a radical change in how they offer their extremely popular creative programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom.

Instead of plunking down money and getting a disk with a license for each of the products they sell, they are going to a pure subscription model for virtually everything they sell.

For $50 a month, you have the ability to install over 30 of their programs and use them on two different computers, as long as it isn’t at the same time.

Now that sounds like a lot of money, especially if you only use one of the products, but if you use a couple different products or would like to use more of their really expensive stuff, this could be a really great deal.

Adobe is trying to transition its business model to reflect the changes in the computing world and fight one of their biggest problems: piracy!

Because their software has always been so expensive, it’s always had a problem with people trying to find a way around paying for it.

If you’re happy with an older version of their software, you don’t have to do anything, but if you want the new stuff going forward, you gotta become a subscriber!

Adobe wasn’t the first to go this route and they won’t be the last, so expect to see more software companies make this announcement throughout the year!

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