CEO: Mark Templeton
Citrix is No. 12 on this year's Best Companies To Partner With list, moving up an impressive six spots from No. 18 last year.
In May Citrix unveiled a significant overhaul of its partner program that increased the sales requirements for its gold- and platinum-level partners. The move, motivated by the changing economics of cloud computing, was part of a broader campaign to focus more on higher-value partners.
Citrix made a bold play in June when it moved its XenServer virtualization technology to the open-source community and said the company would focus its business on providing management and support services. The company also signaled its intention to focus on the hot mobile market with its XenMobile launch.