How did it get to be the end of 2006 so fast? I’m sure there is a relevant theory that says that your sense of time is directly related to your age. Given that no-one is getting younger, I’m sure everyone understands. It must be some kind of hope that time will slow down when things get good. My wife reminded me the other day that if time is going slow, then most likely there is some kind of suffering involved. So, I guess I’m glad time is not going slow.
I’ve been reading a book called “About Time” by Paul Davies. I’ve read it before but it seems that either I forgot the content or didn’t get it the first time. Its fascinating to hear from a scientist point of view what the nature of time is. There are two very different camps between scientists and holistic about what time is. Surprisingly, they seem to reaching some of the same conclusions. Not all of them of course.
The point of this blog, if there is indeed a point, is to sum up the year from my perspective. Work-wise, its been all about working on PortICA. Its been an interesting journey that continues into 2007. There has been a lot more focus on the new DDI (Dynamic Desktop Initiative) inside Citrix with the upcoming Trinity project.
The progress is going well and within the next few months the initial test phase will start. I’m being cautious not to commit to any dates. However, it is obvious that Citrix is fully committed to doing PortICA and Trinity.
There is a few projects that are not fairing so well inside Citrix. I won’t name any names in the hopes that such projects will get a second chance through some generous judgment or other friendly miracle. Some projects are obviously more hopeful of beginning than others.
The big question at the end of 2006 is “Are we a billion dollar company?”. I don’t know any figures. The codename for the three year financial plan was “X-1” and was to give reference to the original X-1 project to break the sound barrier. I have been conditioned to avoid anything that even smells like financial disclosure so I’m not going to give anything away!
We caught a number of companies in our acquisition net this year. Reflectant, Orbital Data, and Ardence are our most recent additions. Each company was focused on different areas that hopefully will extend the market for Citrix. We certainly are not a one product company anymore.
So, this brings us to the end of this post. As I sit here on a summer’s evening and think about 2006, I look forward to the work next year on PortICA. I also look forward to doing more blogs 🙂
I will leave you with best wishes for 2007.
Happy New Year!