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#Citrix Partner Central, the new partner portal is live!

February 28, 2013 1 comment

 

 

 

 

Citrix Partner CentralAttention Partners: It’s official. My Citrix is retired and Partner Central, your new portal is live.

You may be wondering why Citrix made this change, what’s the motivation and why now. At Citrix, we believe in innovating, improving and adapting. We have been monitoring partner feedback from various sources and have identified opportunities to provide a better web experience. The market landscape has changed, the needs of our partners have expanded, and the way we communicate has evolved. It’s time for our private portal experiences to reflect these changing needs.

Partner Central, a start of something great

We understand that you have specific needs from a web site. We listened to your feedback about what you want to experience and how you want content to be prioritized. You’ll find real-time announcements from Citrix and the industry, links to resources you use most often, links to what’s new and tools that have been integrated within each main section: training and certification, sales, marketing, licensing and renewals and support.

Partner Central is easy to use, intuitive and you still have access to the same tools and content you had before with My Citrix. More good news is that your same username and password will still work with the new site. You will be able to conduct activities such as:

  • Reviewing product pricing, new sales promotions and trainings
  • Managing customer renewals, products, Advisor Rewards and leads
  • Accessing partner notification documents, Key Play campaign materials and product sales kits

You can access Partner Central at www.Citrix.com/PartnerCentral to start exploring.  We’re confident that your experience will be improved…

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//Richard

Tablets are crushing PC sales, Gartner finds

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Don’t blame Windows 8 or the economy for poor PC sales, analyst says

People are buying tablets to replace old PCs, which explains why PC sales were so dismal over the holidays, according to Gartner.

Small, portable, capable, inexpensive, touchscreen tablets grab sales from low-end PCs and mean that old PCs will not be replaced with new ones, says Mikako Kitagawa, a Gartner principal analyst, and that is a significant change in how PC sales work.

“Whereas as once we imagined a world in which individual users would have both a PC and a tablet as personal devices, we increasingly suspect that most individuals will shift consumption activity to a personal tablet, and perform creative and administrative tasks on a shared PC,” Kitagawa says.

“This transformation was triggered by the availability of compelling low-cost tablets in 2012, and will continue until the installed base of PCs declines to accommodate tablets as the primary consumption device.”

That is the battle Windows 8 is fighting, Gartner says, although the scarcity of Windows 8 touch devices may so far have hampered sales. With new touch machines being promised for later this year, that may help Windows 8 grab a larger share of PC sales but not help the overall number of PCs sold, Gartner says.

Sales were down 4.9% in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, Gartner says, which goes along with IDC numbers from last week, although IDC’s number, 6.4%, is larger. “During the holiday season, consumers no longer viewed PCs as the number one gift item,” Gartner said…

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//Richard

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