Citrix buys Podio, beefs up collaboration tools

Summary:Podio provides a collaborative work platform that Citrix plans to add to its GoToMeeting software and associated products.

Citrix said it will buy privately held Podio, a company that makes collaboration applications.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Podio provides a collaborative work platform that Citrix plans to add to its GoToMeeting software and associated products. Podio is used for project management, sales, recruiting and communications.

Citrix said that it will use Podio's technology to delve more deeply into social workflows and where they intersect with work. Podio also has a free app market that combines its technology with tools like Dropbox, Google Apps and Evernote.

For Citrix, Podio is another avenue to exploit the post-PC era. Citrix was an early mover with iPad apps and brought legacy enterprise applications to tablets.

Topics: Browser, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Social Enterprise, Software, Tablets

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