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Emory Healthcare Wins 2009 Citrix Innovation Award.

Leveraging Citrix Solutions Improves Application Delivery to Medical Facilities Worldwide

LAS VEGAS -- The winner of the 2009 Citrix Innovation Award was announced today by Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS): Emory Healthcare. This award recognizes Emory for its innovative use of Citrix virtualization and networking solutions to simplify IT business processes. Emory Healthcare has set itself apart by implementing a datacenter to desktop system strategy using Citrix Delivery Center[TM] to make it faster and simpler for clinicians to securely connect to applications, and to help the IT team serve as a key enabler of the business. Using Citrix[R] XenDesktop[TM], Citrix[R] XenServer [TM] and Citrix[R] XenApp[TM], Emory was able to cut server and application administration costs in half, deliver applications anywhere with improved performance, reduce server count by 60 percent, and deliver personalized desktops to its 10,000 users working in medical facilities worldwide. Emory was recognized today for this award at the Citrix Synergy[TM] 2009 conference.

Emory Healthcare is Georgia's largest healthcare system with nearly 10,000 employees. Emory Healthcare began using application virtualization technology with XenApp several years ago to avoid the costs and complexities of delivering large, data-heavy clinical applications. Following the success of this first initiative, Emory set out to architect a 360-degree, integrated solution for applications, infrastructure and services to improve the team's ability to respond to business requirements. The virtualization and application delivery solutions in the Citrix Delivery Center were chosen because they all fit seamlessly together to support the company's goals for its IT initiatives: safe, effective and timely patient care and an agile, scalable and efficient organization.

360-degree Integration

The server provisioning capability of XenServer allowed the team to quickly stream a consistent workload image to hundreds of XenApp servers in minutes, rather than building each new server individually. This slashed the time required for application updates from three weeks to just a few hours. XenServer allowed Emory to reduce server hardware costs, and provided a flexible, cost-effective foundation for disaster recovery. XenDesktop was implemented to deliver personalized Windows desktops across the organization. Citrix[R] NetScaler[R] provided the core application networking infrastructure to support and accelerate application performance. To bring the full solution together, Emory relied upon the capabilities of XenApp to help quickly diagnose and troubleshoot any end-user issues, often before the user has identified them. By investing in Citrix solutions, Emory has cut response time for new projects, such as the acquisition of a new clinic, from months to days, or even hours. In a world still dominated by records kept in hard copy, Emory is a leader in showing how technology can be used to dramatically improve patient care by allowing clinicians access to vital patient data electronically within minutes.

"By implementing the full portfolio of Citrix end-to-end application delivery products, we have drastically improved the efficiency of our IT processes. Virtualization has also allowed us to open up a new world of access to clinicians, giving them immediate access to patient data, which is extremely valuable when it comes to making quick decisions about a patient's care," said Dee Cantrell, CIO of Emory Healthcare. "We take great pride in the recognition of our peers as indicated by this award. To be recognized for our use of technology to enhance patient care is a significant achievement for Emory."

Emory was one of three finalists selected by a prestigious panel of judges, which included a previous Innovation Award winner, industry analysts and Citrix executives. The other 2009 Citrix Customer Innovation Award finalists were Tesco, Britain's leading supermarket chain, and HDFC Bank, the second largest private bank in India. The final decision was made by popular vote from thousands of IT professionals who attended Citrix Synergy or voted online for their favorite story of IT innovation.

About Citrix Synergy 2009

Born as a user conference more than 10 years ago, Citrix Synergy has been completely reconceived as the industry's premier thought leadership event where virtualization, networking and application delivery meet. Citrix Synergy combines several events into one registration, including Virtualization Congress, Network World Live, Geek Speak Live and the Citrix iForum User Conference. Attendees can benefit by attending a single track, or by combining sessions from various tracks to custom-build a conference to suit their individual needs. With insights from a wide range of industry luminaries, solutions from leading vendors, and shared experiences from customers, attendees will see a quick return on their investment. More information is available on the Citrix Synergy Website:

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the leading provider of virtualization, networking and software as a service technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Its Citrix Delivery Center, Citrix Cloud Center[TM] (C3) and Citrix Online Services product families radically simplify computing for millions of users, delivering applications as an on-demand service to any user, in any location on any device. Citrix customers include the world's largest Internet companies, 99 percent of Fortune Global 500 enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2008 was $1.6 billion.

For Citrix Investors

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