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Adobe Connect Extending Support in Light of COVID-19 Impact

We all come together in good times: Going to soccer games, Super Bowl parties, birthdays or graduations. But that’s nothing compared to people’s innate ability to unite during tough times. Right now, communities around the world are coming together in their efforts to endure the social and economic impacts of recent public health advisories around COVID-19—and Adobe, too, can lend a hand.

From supporting virtual community groups to public health trainings and large virtual conferences, the Adobe Connect platform is helping communities, schools, businesses and federal, state and local emergency response teams.

We believe that Adobe Connect has a vital role to play for enterprises looking to continue business operations despite travel restrictions, cancelled conferences and delayed projects, all while keeping their people safe. Our virtual business environments let employees join meetings, virtual conferences and trainings from their homes, where they can continue to be productive and socially engaged.

There is a long history of government agencies using the Adobe Connect platform to rapidly respond to mission-critical operations. (See how DHS uses Adobe Connect as part of Homeland Security Information Network for rapid response to emergencies). Adobe Connect capabilities can help build virtual command centers, which have proved useful for federal, state and local agencies rallying their personnel and resources to prepare and respond to this public health crisis at scale. For example, various government agencies have used an Adobe Connect “room” as an always-live area for field respondents to share real-time information, and to collaborate with a common operating picture to manage incident response.

Several schools and universities are using Adobe Connect to allow students to learn remotely, in larger than ever numbers, and keeping curriculum on track by moving their instructor-led classes to Adobe Connect virtual classrooms for this semester.

Starting this week, we are providing free 90-day access for Adobe Connect, until July 1st, 2020. Individuals and business who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st. 

We have also evaluated our infrastructure to ensure its scalability for streamlined, reliable access to the service throughout this period.

Businesses looking for shorter term licenses (less than 1yr) but need larger capacity, or existing customers looking to meet their rapidly expanding Adobe Connect platform usage to enable a much larger number of remote workers: please contact us and we will be happy to lend support and optimize your plan for your use case. 

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