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Skype to use Citrix technology

02 Mar 2011

What’s being called a ‘strategic partnership’ between Skype and Citrix Systems has been announced at Enterprise Connect 2011 in Orlando.

The partnership allows Skype to introduce new web and audio conferencing capabilities enabled with Citrix’s GoToMeeting technology. 

Skype will use the tech to expand its business offerings by providing new collaboration features for businesses of all sizes to set up and hold meetings. 

David Gurlé, vice president and general manager of Skype Enterprise, added, "Web and audio conferencing has been among the top requested features by our business users. This represents a significant step towards broadening our enterprise offerings, while adding features that will enable business people to collaborate even more efficiently and effectively."

The new features are expected to go live towards the end of the year along with final pricing details. 

"GoToMeeting is used by millions of people around the world, which is testament to our unrelenting focus on ease of use and delivering a superior customer experience," said Brett Caine, senior vice president and general manager of Citrix's Online Services Division. "Teaming with Skype further extends our high quality capabilities, enhancing the collaboration experience for business users and workshifters everywhere."