Of Mice And Microsoft
Dancing with an elephant is tricky in the best of circumstances. Dancing with an elephant that changes course on a dime can be downright hazardous. Just ask Edward E. Iacobucci, chairman of Citrix Systems Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The software company saw revenues triple to $45 million last year from just $15 million in 1995. At its peak last year, the company had a market cap of nearly $1.5 billion. Most of that amazing performance was based on a relationship with Microsoft Corp. that came down to this: Microsoft endorsed Citrix technology that lets a dozen or more computers share Windows programs running on a central, networked computer. With the software giant's blessing, Citrix was golden.
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