With vPro technology-enabled devices, IT managers can, forexample, troubleshoot and potentially repair a PC even if its operating systemor hard drive has been disabled. "Extending that collaboration to the client will enable our CitrixDelivery Center infrastructure to communicate directly with millions ofIntel-based devices, changing the game in desktop virtualization in a way thatbenefits customers of both companies." "This collaboration is aimed at producing a client virtualization solution thatprovides excellent capabilities in every key category from easy centralizedimage management to a rich, mobile end-user environment," said Gregory Bryant,Vice President, Intel Business Client Group, and General Manager, Digital OfficePlatform Division. "This solution also will expand on the management andsecurity capabilities of Intel vPro technology to help IT with its increasinglyimportant objective of reducing costs while providing tools for greaterproductivity." Extending Xen-based Virtualization to the ClientIn 2008, the Xen open source community established the Xen Client Initiativeproject to foster the development of a Xen-based solution for clientenvironments (see press release here). The new Xen client hypervisor resultingfrom this collaboration between Citrix and Intel will be optimized for baremetal virtualization and ideally suited for delivery as an embedded, smallfootprint component of an enterprise laptop or desktop PC, and can also beinstalled on existing client systems that already have an operating systeminstalled. The Xen hypervisor includes several key architectural advantages that make itideally suited for this project. Developed as an open standard by more than 50leading hardware, software, and security vendors, Xen was designed from theoutset to address the industrys broadest range of devices and chipsets - fromsuper computers to PDAs. As a result, its architecture is uniquely designed toensure strong isolation between VMs running on a single device, as well asallowing pass through device control directly to the client in a way thatdoesnt impact security, capabilities that are essential for virtualization onclient devices.
Enabling PC Manufacturers to Provide Built-in Client-Side VirtualizationThis collaboration between Citrix and Intel will enable PC manufacturers toinclude "built-in" client-side virtualization with new desktop and laptopcomputing systems for the first time ever. Dell plans to certify the product on its computing platforms, and has providedengineering support to aid in the design and testing of the new technology."Simplifying computing, and saving time and money for customers has always beenat the heart of our business, so we are delighted to work with Citrix and Intelto enable this new class of virtualization solutions," said Darrel Ward,Director of Commercial Desktops, Dell Product Group. "Virtualization has thepotential to dramatically streamline acquisition and management of corporatedesktops, improve TCO and ultimately allow us to offer our customers moreefficient and diverse solutions." AvailabilityThe initial delivery of Project Independence, including the new Xen clienthypervisor optimized for Intel vPro, is planned for the second half of 2009 About Citrix Systems, Inc.Citrix Systems, Inc. More than 215,000 organizationsworldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with thebest performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500,as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix hasapproximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries Annual revenue in 2007was $1.4 billion.
For Citrix InvestorsThis release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to thesafe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and ofSection 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-lookingstatements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance.Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are notstrictly historical statements, involve a number of factors that could causeactual results to differ materially, including risks associated with theuncertainty in the IT spending environment and a downturn in economic conditionsgenerally, revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, theirdevelopment and distribution, product demand and pipeline, competitive factors,the Companys key strategic relationships, acquisitions and related integrationrisks as well as other risks detailed in the Companys filings with theSecurities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update anyforward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect tothe announcements described herein. Citrix, Xen and Citrix Delivery Center are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc.and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S Patentand Trademark Office and in other countries. Intel, Centrino, Core and vPro aretrademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States andother countries. Citrix Systems, Inc.Julie Geer, Copyright Business Wire 2009.
Findings of Study Conducted by Human Capital Institute and Industry Leaders toBe Revealed During January 21 WebcastWASHINGTON(Business Wire)According to new research announced today, the segment of the U.S. workforcethat includes contract workers, such as independent contractors, is growing atmore than twice the rate of traditional employment, requiring human resourcesand procurement professionals to collaborate in order to maximize investmentsand manage contract talent strategically. The study, released today by global professional association and think tankHuman Capital Institute (HCI), and leading industry research partners, closelyexamines the state of Contract Talent in U.S organizations. More than 90 percent of organizations surveyed for the study, "The State ofContract Talent Management and the Role of HR," reported that they use contracttalent. Additionally, 34 percent said that their use of contract talent hasincreased or increased dramatically in the past three years, while fewer than 20percent reported a decrease. As for the future, a full 85 percent of respondents believe that their use ofcontractors will remain about the same or grow over the next three years Thecomposition of the contract workforce is also changing. More than half areskilled technicians, specialists and professionals engaged in core and criticalwork for organizations.