Santa’s New Slogan: “Ho-Ho-Go”ToMeeting!
From the Jolly St. Nicholas up at the North Pole to SMB Professionals Everywhere, Go To Meeting from Citrix Online Offers the Best Deal for the Holidays and Beyond
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Citrix Online today extended Season’s Greetings to customers and partners around the world, and announced its strong support for Santa Claus himself as he prepares for his annual ride to visit children everywhere and fulfill their Christmas wish. They are also well aware that the venerable St. Nicholas keeps busy in his home base at the North Pole the rest of the year too, working with his helpers from all over the world. And while he sticks with his beloved reindeer and trusty sled to get around during the holidays, he can, just like everybody else, avail of technologies like GoToMeeting from the Citrix Online division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), to collaborate online with his helpers in ways he never could before.
Online collaboration technologies can serve a very special purpose for a globetrotter like Santa Claus: they help him stay in personal contact with everyone who helps him, while he saves his travel time for very special people—the children of the world. But it’s not only Santa who needs the freedom and ability to communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime—many small and mid-size businesses are facing hard times despite the festive mood, and using these new technologies to personally engage and collaborate with partners and customers everywhere in real time is a rare gift.
“We believe in good deeds, and we want to make sure Citrix Online is on the ‘who’s nice’ list,” said Bernardo de Albergaria, vice president and general manager of global marketing and eCommerce for Citrix Online. “That’s why we’re fully upfront about our offerings, and we don’t carry hidden costs such as per-minute overage charges like most other conferencing providers. In fact, the All You Can Meet™ flat-fee pricing solves this potential problem—unlimited use pricing not only saves money, it also encourages greater use across the company and helps prevent unnecessary travel.”
“I’m not ready to make any public statements just yet, but I’ve got a feeling there are some irresponsible companies that may be getting a lump of coal from me,” Santa Claus was quoted as saying. “Meanwhile, excuse me while I do some last-minute collaborating with my helpers around the globe to check the list twice. I know just how to do it right – and without all the unnecessary bells and whistles that usually slow us down.”
For those wishing to try online meetings to lessen their load during the holidays while doing more and traveling less, Bernardo de Albergaria suggests services that offer:
* Easy to use solutions that enable on the fly or scheduled meetings in seconds without having to set up complicated video feeds or webcams.
* Simple features that make it easy to share keyboard and mouse control, switch presenters, share information on screens and even record meetings.
* Integrated audio and phone conferencing Voice-over-IP at no cost for enabling participants to automatically start the conversation the instant they join, reducing time spent dialing and misdialing telephone numbers and passcodes.
* Low cost, flat-fee pricing for holding as many meetings as users wish with no additional overage charges.
GoToMeeting offers a free 60-day trial by visiting www.gotomeeting.com/webcommuting.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 215,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.
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