Citrix has announced it would acquire Wrike, a SaaS-based work management platform from Vista Equity Partners for $2.25 bn. Wrike caters to 18,000 customers across the world, offering companies to better manage and complete work at scale. The San Jose-headquartered company is expected to have 30% stand-alone growth to between $180 mn and $190 mn in unaudited ARR1. Its rivals are Asana, Trello, and Slack Technologies.
Citrix has been hit by a DDoS cyberattack. The company said it is investigating the impact of the attack it may have on its apps delivery controller devices. ADC is the most comprehensive app delivery and load balancing solution for security and visibility. Online gaming services, such as Steam and Xbox, were the most impacted among its clients which was first detected and documented by German IT systems administrator Marco Hofmann.
Tech industry heavyweights — Google, Box, Citrix, Dell, Imprivata, Intel, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware, Zoom — launched the Modern Computing Alliance with the aim to “drive ‘silicon-to-cloud’ innovation for the benefit of enterprise customers. The alliance aims to create a new and modern computing platform to provide additional choice for integrated business solutions. Experts, however, opined that the alliance is all about helping enterprises adopt Chrome and Chrome OS.
Citrix has launched its workplace-built back-to-office solutions for its customers. It will ensure safe employee return along with adaptability, productivity in the new normal. Using back-to-office microapp capabilities, vital functions in HR, legal, facilities, and IT can be carried out smoothly. Employee readiness surveys, seat occupancy management, better communication strategies, thermal screening etc will be offered in this Citrix workplace solution.
Wipro in partnership with Citrix and Microsoft will develop a cloud-based virtual compute environment. It will help firms to identify the right set of applications for their business continuity needs. Wipro is offering VirtuaDesk in partnership whereas Citrix and Microsoft’s offerings include Workspace solutions and Azure cloud development respectively. This product eases the deployment of secure and reliable digital workspaces.