Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good summer. There are just over two months until we throw open the doors to Citrix Synergy – this fall’s hottest cloud, networking, collaboration and virtualization event. As a reminder, Synergy is taking place October 17-19 at the International Convention Centre of Barcelona and registration is now officially open. With the early discount offer ending August 31, now is the time to secure your spot!

As we move into the cloud era, Synergy will explore the most talked-about technology trends, including mobile workstyles and cloud services. There will also be a lot of discussion about the rapid consumerization of IT and the exciting opportunities it brings to organizations of all sizes – whether it is providing employees with the tools to work flexibly and securely from any location on any device, or the need to build out an infinitely scalable cloud infrastructure. Synergy is the best place to learn more about managing this transition from the PC era to the cloud era.  It provides the opportunity to hear how cloud computing, collaboration, virtualization and networking technologies are enabling faster, more cost-effective and simpler access to the resources people need to work productively and securely from any location, at any time, on any device.

We’ve taken the opportunity to bring some brand new features to Barcelona for 2012, including the mobile workstyles lounge and the CloudStack community pavilion – a one-stop shop to help you design the best possible cloud ecosystem or optimize service provider architectures. We’ve also added even more breakout sessions and hands-on learning labs including the new self-paced Labs program – and the ever-popular Geek Speak Live! sessions will be back too. Take a look at the session catalog to start planning your time at what promises to be a memorable event.

Remember – sign up now to experience insight, innovation and social interaction with Citrix and its partners at Synergy – where we promise to show, tell and demonstrate new solutions for expanded user freedom and choice, greater IT simplicity and enhanced organizational agility.

I’ll have more details to share with you over the coming weeks, but in the meantime enjoy the rest of your summer!

I look forward to seeing you all soon!