Citrix unveils project ‘South Beach’ at iForum 2001

By : |October 30, 2001 0

Orlando (Florida): In its preview of new portal product ‘South Beach’ at the
iForum 2001, Citrix Systems Inc, aimed at further simplifying portal
implementations. South Beach will extend the Citrix-powered digital workplace by
aggregating Windows, Unix and Java applications, native Web applications, and
internal and external content, through a single, secure and personalized Web

"South Beach is designed to address today’s information technology chaos
through a combination of simplicity, power and value–giving control back to the
customer and living true to the company’s aim of realizing true return on
investment," Citrix CEO and president Mark Templeton said in his opening

A key component of Citrix’s new vision, South Beach will power virtual access
to the digital workplace by bridging client/server computing and the rapidly
evolving native Web world. "Businesses are seeing the big value of
enterprise portals in making the organization more flexible and adaptable.
Implementing a portal that unites all your applications and information isn’t a
trivial effort," said Sue Aldrich, vice-president and senior consultant,
Patricia Seybold Group. "In our view, the pragmatic way to achieve your
grand vision is to start with a modest project that will deliver quick returns,
then leverage that experience to expand the portal scope and functionality. A
key feature of South Beach will be an architecture designed to support the quick
plus comprehensive approach."

South Beach, which will be available in the first half of 2002, will be sold
through select members of the Citrix Solutions Network (CSN). South Beach is
also slated to provide secure and scalable access to external and internal
content feeds, popular business applications, real-time collaboration services,
Web content management and Web services, developed in concert with the Citrix
Business Alliance Internet Solutions Program.

Citrix has already established important alliances with industry leaders in
content management, collaboration and syndicated content, including Screaming
Media, eRoom Technologies, Documentum, Bantu, Interface Software, Interwoven and
Vignette. These and future relationships with business intelligence, CRM, ERP,
and other vendors will provide South Beach customers with simple, ‘snap-in’
access to the most popular applications and information sources available to
help automate and streamline business processes.

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