CRN Exclusive: Citrix CEO On Being 'Too Nice' And Why The Company Needed To Add An Edge


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Citrix Redux: Virtualization In The Cloud Era

It's difficult enough to take over the top job of an enterprise IT company during a period of rapid technological disruption, but Kirill Tataranov faced unique headwinds when he came to Citrix Systems roughly one year ago. At the time, the virtualization vendor was preparing to execute its oft-delayed entrance into the cloud market while navigating the tumult of an activist investor making demands for major transformation of the business. The company's direction and future prospects were anything but certain.

A lot has changed since then, Tatarinov told CRN during the Citrix Summit partner conference in Anaheim, Calif. Citrix has made the hard decisions needed to right the ship, refocused its messaging and is ready to start winning against the competition with the help of its channel partners, the CEO said.




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