Citrix Acquires Podio
Citrix (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA) has recently announced it has completed the acquisition of Podio, (Copenhagen, Denmark) an innovative, privately held company that offers a collaborative work platform which supports people and teams getting work done the way they want in a social setting.
Podio’s unique apps concept adds structure and activity streams to any type of work and collaboration with teams, clients, in projects, and within functions such as sales, recruiting, marketing or any other area of business. A cloud service, Podio unifies the content, traditional business applications, and new mobile apps, as well as the real-time and asynchronous communications required to work in the post PC era. It is a natural extension of the Citrix collaboration business, providing today’s mobile and distributed workforce an easy, secure and social way to come together and work as teams. Podio will be part of the GoTo cloud services portfolio, which includes GoToMeeting. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“This acquisition represents an exciting new chapter in our collaboration business. Podio extends our ability to provide a simple, secure and ‘works for everyone’ collaborative work platform in this post-PC era,” said Brett Caine, SVP and GM for Citrix Online Services Division. “The Podio technology is a powerful and innovative solution that is a natural fit with the Citrix portfolio and will help foster amazing innovation in the workplace. We are also excited about having the Podio team as part of our organization. They are an extraordinarily talented and visionary group, who share our passion for improving the way work is done.”
Podio enables small and medium-sized businesses and teams within larger organizations to manage all types of business processes and associated workflows using pre-assembled apps from Podio’s free app market. In addition, its innovative technology empowers users to create their own preferred workflows and social collaboration activities that best suit their projects and the way they want to work.
“From the start, Podio has been focused on creating an experience that would be more than an online place to talk about work but a platform customers trust to actually help them work as teams to get work done – 24/7. The extraordinary adoption we saw in just one year validates the pent up demand for better ways for teams to collaborate,” said Tommy Ahlers, CEO of Podio. “With a shared vision and culture that is synergistic, Citrix can help us scale to meet demand at a speed that would not be possible otherwise.”