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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

6 responses to “Adobe Releases Spreadsheet SaaS Application And Adds Premium Version”

  1. Erik Larson

    Hello, thanks for the post. We consider our prices to be very competitive given the quality of the products versus competitors, our focus on more intensive business use, and the fact that most people with less intensive collaboration needs will be quite happy with the free version. In other words, these are not per seat prices, they are need-based prices. I’m considering writing a blog posting about the differences between traditional seat based pricing and what we are doing with In short, if you need it and you find it valuable, then you pay for what you need. And if you don’t, you don’t, but you can still participate in collaborative work with others…for free.

    Erik Larson
    Adobe Systems

  2. schultzter

    Flash apps are cool, but I hate waiting for them to load. I guess DHTML apps seem to load faster because the browser displays them bit-by-bit even though you can’t always use them until everything is loaded. I also get the impression there’s no standard UI on a Flash app, everyone creates their own and it’s sometimes confusing when you move from one to the other.

    Flash needs something like Java’s web launcher (I forget their TM(R)(C) name for it) that cache’s the app locally so it can start faster subsequent times. Apparently YouTube figured out how to cache videos so (which I believe are Flash) so perhaps there’s a way!?

  3. Krish

    Thanks Erik. You make a very good point about this not being a seat based pricing. Let me update the post.