Is Adobe Really Moving to the Cloud?

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE  ) is leaving permanent software licenses behind, and will deliver its creative tools exclusively via its cloud-based subscription hub. The company hailed this move as an "accelerated shift to the cloud."

In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains why Adobe seems to be overstating the cloud component of this move. In fact, both Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) sit a lot closer to true cloud-computing than Adobe does.

A Microsoft executive recently came close to promising Office users a choice between leasing or buying for the next decade or so, but his superiors soon pointed out that the future lies with subscription services, after all. And Google is nothing if not cloud-based. Your move, Adobe.

It's incredible to think just how much of our digital and technological lives are almost entirely shaped and molded by just a handful of companies. Find out "Who Will Win the War Between the 5 Biggest Tech Stocks?" in The Motley Fool's latest free report, which details the knock-down, drag-out battle being waged by the five kings of tech. Click here to keep reading.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2426615, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/30/2016 1:28:20 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,331.23 187.78 1.03%
S&P 500 2,168.93 17.80 0.83%
NASD 5,316.24 47.09 0.89%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/30/2016 1:12 PM
ADBE $108.34 Up +0.54 +0.50%
Adobe Systems CAPS Rating: **
GOOGL $805.99 Up +3.35 +0.42%
Alphabet (A shares… CAPS Rating: *****
MSFT $57.54 Up +0.14 +0.24%
Microsoft CAPS Rating: ****