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Brett Caine is President of Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc., where he is responsible for successfully growing the company’s software-as-a-service business. Brett is one of the high tech industry’s leading advocates for transforming the ways in which people work, resulting in increased productivity and enhancing work/life balance. He has applied his vision in a variety of ways including; providing state-of-the art offices to employees and enabling virtual work styles -- a practice he and his company coin workshifting. His views are now translating into sustainable value for businesses of all sizes.

The application of his vision for transforming business by delivering simpler, better ways to connect and collaborate online, has resulted in record performance for his own company. Under Brett’s leadership, Citrix Online has grown revenues to nearly $400 million in 2010, from $35 million in 2003. The company is now among the top global SaaS providers, with worldwide market leadership in remote access and remote IT services, and the number two global provider in web collaboration services.

Prior to joining Citrix Online, he held executive positions with several leading software companies, including Openwave Systems and Clarify, Inc. He was awarded a B.S. degree in marketing from New York University.

Blog Entries by Brett Caine

BYO for Business -- Is It Right for Your Company?

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 3:02 PM

If you're looking to throw a quick and cheerful party inviting your friends and family with the old standby BYO ("bring your own") can be the way to go. Of course, depending on the circle of friends, it can also result in a few targeted jokes aimed at the host...

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The Modern Meeting -- Not a Place We Go, But a Thing We Do

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 2:56 PM

I recently had the honor of writing the foreword for a new book, Read This Before Our Next Meeting, by Al Pittampalli, who offers a very interesting perspective on meeting culture in today's workplace. Throughout the book, Pittampalli suggests that many of the meetings we attend throughout the day are...

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To the Class of 2011 -- Welcome to the Old World

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Congratulations, class of 2011! To quote the famous Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the places you'll go!" Whether it is backpacking in Europe for a few weeks or straight home to scan job boards, soon enough it will be time to find that place -- a workplace of course -- to start...

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Should We Be Bringing People Closer to Work, or Work to People?

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 2:40 PM

I read recently of a pilot project in Washington, D.C. that hopes to incentivize workers to move closer to their place of work with the offer of $12,000. The goal, of course, is to reduce the traffic and pollution associated with commuting to work, as well as improve...

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'Greening' Your Small Business Will Boost Its Bottom Line

(4) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 2:34 PM

With Earth Day upon us, sustainability is a term we hear a lot but rarely as it relates to business economics. For most, the perception still remains that sustainability practices are at odds with financial realities.

The recent data released by MIT Sloan and Boston Consulting Group in its Sustainability...

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How To Build Your Business For The Virtual Workforce

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 11:10 AM

As the way we work continues to evolve, businesses should think about how the physical office needs to change as well -- and perhaps even rethink their whole concept of what and where the office is.

A fundamental shift of where business is conducted is happening as WiFi connectivity...

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Rethink Workplace Flexibility

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 9:45 AM

With February 14-18 being National Telework Week, now's a great time to rethink your company's approach to workplace flexibility. The way we work is increasingly becoming more dispersed and mobile, with business spanning time zones and borders. It is estimated that the number of worldwide mobile workers will reach one...

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