U.S. Dept. of Defense Issues Blanket Purchase Agreement for Adobe Server Products--Five-Year Enterprise Software Initiative Contract Awarded Through Carahsoft

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Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Adobe Server software and related services. Products offered through the contract include Adobe LiveCycle, ColdFusion, and Acrobat Connect.

Adobe's software has become the solution of choice upon which agencies throughout the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community have come to rely for enabling secure, web-based communication and collaboration

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Adobe Server software and related services. Products offered through the contract include Adobe LiveCycle, ColdFusion, and Acrobat Connect.

The BPA is open for ordering by all Department of Defense (DoD) Components including the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD IG), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, the U. S. Coast Guard, NATO, and the Intelligence Community, among others.

"Adobe's software has become the solution of choice upon which agencies throughout the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community have come to rely for enabling secure, web-based communication and collaboration," said Pat Ward, District Manager for DoD Accounts for Adobe Systems Inc. "This BPA will provide these agencies with a streamlined vehicle for procuring the solutions they need to deliver high quality services while increasing staff productivity and streamlining information exchange."

Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite is an integrated server solution that blends data capture, information assurance, document output, process management and content services to help create and deliver rich and engaging applications that reduce paperwork, accelerate decision-making and help ensure regulatory compliance.

A large DoD agency relies on Adobe's LiveCycle document solution to support its employee check-in process. By speeding up the data entry process, automating the routing and protection of sensitive personal information electronically to the correct departments within seconds, a new employee can start working within hours of entering the building instead of days.

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) uses Acrobat Connect, Adobe's award-winning web-conferencing and eLearning platform. Its feature-rich, secure web communication is currently installed in more than 150 independent locations and supports thousands of DoD and Intelligence Community users worldwide.

"As Adobe's Master GSA Schedule holder, we recognize the importance of the ESI Program to our DoD customers and are pleased to make Adobe's Enterprise and Server solutions available to them," said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president.

More information on Adobe products and this BPA is available through Carahsoft.

About Adobe Systems Inc.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information - anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com.

About the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative
The DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is a joint initiative of the DoD CIO to maximize DoD buying power and take advantage of the significant cost savings and management efficiencies that result from acquiring and managing commercially available software, IT hardware and selected services on a DoD-wide basis. Additional information about the ESI can be located at http://www.esi.mil.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Data Domain, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.

Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry's fastest growing firms by VARBusiness, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2008, Carahsoft debuted at #16 on the Inc.500 list of fastest growing privately held companies, and was recognized as the Government VAR State and Local Solution Provider of the Year Award and the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. For more information, visit http://www.carahsoft.com.

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