Citrix and Leading Global Workplace Experts to Speak at SXSW 2013: “Your Desk Job Makes You Fat, Sick and Dead”

  Citrix and Leading Global Workplace Experts to Speak at SXSW 2013: “Your
  Desk Job Makes You Fat, Sick and Dead”

            March 9 Panel Focuses on the Realities of Workshifting

SXSW 2013

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

Citrix announced today that it will be participating in a panel alongside
leading workplace experts at SXSW Interactive 2013, highlighting the new
workstyles that are bringing innovation and opportunity to businesses across
the globe. Jon Froda, co-founder of Podio, part of the Citrix collaboration
line of business, will be joined by executives from Global Workplace
Analytics, Flex Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc., and Worksnug on Saturday,
March 9 to discuss the real facts about workshifting—the business practice of
moving work to the optimal place and time—and why “Your Desk Job Makes You
Fat, Sick and Dead.”

From reduced costs, retention and recruitment to increased engagement and
creativity, the advantages of workshifting impact far more than just employee
satisfaction. Recent data demonstrates the value flexible workstyle practices
can offer. According to Global Workplace Analytics, by implementing flexible
work arrangements, a typical business would save $11,000 per person per year,
while workshifters would save between $2,000 and $7,000 a year and gain a
20-25% increase in productivity. Beyond the business benefits, mounting
research also suggests that sitting at a desk for eight hours a day can also
have a dramatic health impact. Recent studies show that sitting more than six
hours a day increased the risk of early death from all causes by an average
35% for women and 18% for men—even if they exercised.

Today, a revolution in workshifting is afoot, with more enlightened businesses
recognizing that the traditional ways of working for knowledge workers are
deadly in more ways than one.

WHO:        
             ●   Jon Froda, Director of Brand Strategy, Podio (Citrix)
             ●   Cali Williams Yost, CEO & Founder, Flex Strategy
                 Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc
             ●   Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics
             ●   Richard Leylund, CEO & Founder, Worksnug
                 
                 To schedule a briefing with Jon Froda of Citrix and/or other
                 panelists, please contact Lilly Hanscom at (415) 670-0542 or
                 lilly.hanscom@citrix.com.
                 
WHEN:            Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 p.m. For event details, visit
                 http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP7473.
                 
WHERE:           Courtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom
                 300 East 4^th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Can’t get to South by Southwest? Follow the conversation on Twitter using the
hashtags #workshift #sxsw

ABOUT CITRIX:

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the cloud computing company that enables mobile
workstyles - empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere,
accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would
in their own office—simply and securely. Citrix cloud computing solutions help
IT and service providers build both private and public clouds - leveraging
virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance,
elastic and cost-effective services for mobile workstyles. With market leading
solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, cloud networking, cloud
platforms, collaboration, and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all
sizes achieve the kind of speed and agility necessary to succeed in an
increasingly mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than
260,000organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue
in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more atwww.citrix.com.

Contact:

Citrix
Lilly Hanscom
415-670-0542
lilly.hanscom@citrix.com