I Need a Succinct Argument for Creative Cloud
Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Feb 14, 2014
We are starting to look at moving to Creative Cloud in my district. We have been in the habit of upgrading every three or four years to the next version. We started with Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10. We jumped to CS2, then CS5. We usually purchased a site license of 500 seats for about $8k. That was manageable when it was every three. We are not looking at Adobe's Education Enterprise Agreement that is based on Full Time Equivalent staff working in the building. That comes out to about $8K-$10K EACH YEAR in our large building.
So, my question is, how do I go about arguing in favor of this? Right now, my general argument is around the basic values of keeping software updated. The subscription model changes the game a lot though. What is the succinct argument for moving to Creative Cloud and the EEA? Any help from my EdEx friends? Any Adobe employees able to offer insight as well?
I have been teaching Adobe products for 12 years and students have won numerous state and national awards. I really don't want to downgrade my program to Microsoft Paint due to lack of a good argument. I'm also not the only one teaching Adobe products. We also teach Dreamweaver in our web classes, InDesign in Yearbook and Journalism, we could probably use Premiere in our Broadcast Journalism course as well (but we don't right now).