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Introducing the new Citrix

John Dix | June 29, 2016
CEO Kirill Tatarinov outlines the company’s position and new focus

It actually creates additional need. SaaS applications for the most part run in a browser, and browsers have issues that many companies want to control better. For example, we're a Workday customer so when I go to my StoreFront Workday is there next to other wrapped applications running within Citrix.  At the end of the day, the user doesn't really care where it is.  They want to have consistency of experience and that's what we enable.

Looking back at your time as an executive in the Microsoft culture, is there anything you'll try to bring over to Citrix?

Microsoft is a large company that has a very deep, well established structure and rhythm that allows you to manage business end-to-end with all of the functions working together in concert. I think that is one of the critical elements I learned at Microsoft and we are working to bring to Citrix.

Given the turmoil of the last couple of years -- the board room scuffle and the CEO transition -- what should customers know about Citrix at this point?

Most importantly, they need to know that we're done with restructuring and we brought back the focus and we're back to business.  That's the most important thing.  We're better positioned than a year ago to serve customers, and that's what I'm starting to hear from people.  I realize when you do a restructuring there is a lot of uncertainty. Now we are bringing stability and a sense of certainty both inside and outside the company.  That's a significant priority for me and for my leadership team. 



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