Citrix started as an engineering based company and later became a marketing based company. This transition happened around 2001 (This is based on my observations and conclusions, your opinions may vary).
The focus shift has made it much more difficult for the engineering department to influence the direction of the company and the products which it works on.
I’m not sure how to clarify this. I think the start of change happened when Ed Iacobucci (Founder/CTO/President) left the company.
I suppose I miss the days when the engineering group had more clout to get things done. I think deep down I know that it is very hard to market something without more focus on development. Perhaps I’m just hopeful of some kind of more natural balance.