Citrix enhances collaboration offerings with Podio acquisition

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 12, 2012

Podio unifies content, traditional business applications, and new mobile apps, as well as real-time and asynchronous communications required to work in the post PC era.

Software maker Citrix Systems completed acquisition of Denmark-based Podio, a cloud computing provider for businesses.

Citrix said that Podio unifies content, traditional business applications, and new mobile apps, as well as real-time and asynchronous communications required to work in the post PC era.

“The Podio technology is a powerful and innovative solution that is a natural fit with our portfolio and will help foster innovation in the workplace,” said Brett Caine, SVP and GM for Citrix Online Services Division.

Podio will become part of Citrix’s GoTo cloud services portfolio, which includes GoToMeeting.

Citrix said that users can now create their own preferred workflows and social collaboration activities that best suit their projects and the way they want to work. The collaborative work platform also integrates, or can be embedded, with other services that may be standard in their business.

These include traditional enterprise or business solutions as well as today’s popular cloud-based data storage, online collaboration and content tools including Box, Campaign Monitor, Dropbox, Evernote, FreshBooks, Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Alerts, Instapaper and Zendesk.