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Adobe announces mergers of its business units along with its recent management restructuring

Adobe Systems Inc. announced on Monday that it is going to merge all its sales businesses in a move to restructure the organization of its company. With upcoming retirements and promotions, Adobe wants to bring together its computer, phone, and consumer electronics software into one place.

The mergers are all a step in the management restructuring of the company. This year, Adobe will see several positions change hands as different departments merge together or fall under another during its alignment of its mobile and platform operations.

“Key to delivering a well-integrated technology platform is engineering our desktop and device technologies more closely together. Bringing our mobile and platform businesses together under the leadership of CTO Kevin Lynch better positions us to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse customer base,” stated Adobe president and CEO, Shantanu Narayen.

In the restructuring, the Mobile and Devices Business Unit (MDBU) will be merged with Adobe’s Experience and Technology group, which is led by Kevin Lynch, the group’s Chief Technology Officer.

Effective May 1, Gary Kovacs will be promoted to vice president and general manager of the business unit from vice president of product management and marketing, reporting to Lynch. Also, SVP of Corporate Development, Rob Tarkoff, has been appointed to SVP of Business Productivity. Tarkoff’s young career at the company highlighted him as being a key player in growth of Adobe over the last year.

A spokeswoman from Adobe stated that the current restructuring would not result in any employee job loss.

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By wwwebsurfer on 4/8/2008 9:58:26 PM , Rating: 3
I guess this is a necessary step when you buy up 2-3 competitors every few years or so.

Good to hear they're doing well and not axing anyone.

Now we just need to get them all into a single room and eliminate anyone who opposes 64-bit compiles and linux binaries for the CS4.

RE: Necessary
By Flunk on 4/8/2008 11:25:09 PM , Rating: 3
I see the 64-bit version eventually but if you really expect Adobe to support Linux any time soon you will be disappointed.

Maybe this will help them reduce the bloated masses of their core applications... probably not.

RE: Necessary
By wwwebsurfer on 4/8/2008 11:50:04 PM , Rating: 2
Up through CS they supported linux/unix binaries. Frankly, my favorite version was Unix based because it was light enough to remote into work and use it on a virtual machine without troubles. The new versions lag all to crap drawing all the tools and bars to screen.

Doesn't sound bad
By eye smite on 4/8/2008 5:35:51 PM , Rating: 3
In fact it sounds all the better as there won't be any layoffs and that's always good.

RE: Doesn't sound bad
By ImSpartacus on 4/8/2008 5:52:52 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I don't mind reading about a company who isn't putting their workers out on the street.

64-bit Flash
By Spivonious on 4/9/2008 9:23:48 AM , Rating: 2
Does this mean we'll finally be getting a 64-bit Flash? I hate having to open up another browser just to view some Flash content.

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