Channel Beat: Citrix Asks For Help in CEO Search


 

Citrix continues its search to replace departing CEO Mark Templeton, and it looks like it's enlisting some help.

Citrix hired Heidrick & Struggles, the same Chicago-based search firm that led Microsoft's CEO search. Citrix is mum on the progress of the search, but sources told CRN that Citrix would like its next CEO to be a seasoned software industry executive with experience running a global business. Citrix is primarily looking outside the company, ruling out Senior Vice President Al Monserrat.

A serious vulnerability in a popular open source encryption protocol is putting Internet users at risk, according to security experts. The issue impacts hundreds of thousands of servers globally. The flaw is being called the Heartbleed bug, and opens a secure connection in data transfer between two points. A remote attacker could obtain sensitive information from web-based email services and other communications. The OpenSSL library has issued an update, but the vulnerability has existed for two years.

Don't expect Dell to follow Cisco into the recently popular public cloud space as Michael Dell has said he has no interest in the market. Dell said the market is already crowded with players, and his company will focus on the on-premise cloud and being a hardware arms dealer to companies building their own public cloud.

PUBLISHED APRIL 11, 2014