Simon Burberry

I look after PR, social media and customer references at Citrix in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

  1. ‘Office martyrdom’ rife as employees prioritise work over well-being

    We recently commissioned a study, conducted by YouGov, revealing that UK office workers that ‘soldier on’ despite illness are doing the business (and their colleagues) more harm than good. Nearly half of UK office workers (46%) and 56% of senior business decision makers surveyed  think ‘office martyrs’ are responsible for the spread of illness within the workplace, with nearly two thirds (62%) of employers believing that ...

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  2. What are you afraid of? Empower Ireland’s working mothers through mobility, study says

    A survey of Irish female professionals, commissioned by Citrix Ireland and conducted by iReach, indicates that 84 per cent of female working professionals view a flexible working policy as crucial to managing motherhood and a demanding job – yet this is not the reality in many businesses today, despite the prospect of retaining an integral cross section of talent and appeasing the impact of new ...

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  3. War for talent: on-demand, in demand

    A research report from analyst house Quocirca, entitled ‘In demand: the culture of online service provision’, reveals a significant disconnect between the emergence of Northern Europe’s service provider culture in businesses across the region and the availability of skilled individuals required to manage these ‘always-on’ networks. More specifically in the UK, the report, commissioned by Citrix, supports the view that a service provider culture is emerging ...

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  4. Calling IT graduates in Ireland!

    We're proud to announce a programme in partnership with ICT Ireland Skillnet to empower Ireland’s next generation workforce via a free, 15 week course for IT graduates, with the real prospect of a job at the end of it. The launch follows a successful pilot in 2012 that saw nine graduates move into full-time employment after completion of the programme. The course is free to participants ...

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  5. Citrix announces 50 new jobs in Ireland

    Great news!  Citrix is increasing its Dublin workforce by up to 50 full time employees as a result of unprecedented customer demand. These high value jobs are in addition to the 50 new jobs announced in August 2011 and demonstrate the on-going growth of Citrix technical support, sales, IT operations and online services divisions in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Customers are embracing cloud services ...

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  6. Organisational culture remains a significant barrier to flexible working in Ireland

    We recently conducted a study in Ireland in association with iReach Market Research - indicating a significant disconnect between the surge in personal and smart mobile devices in the Irish workplace and policies in place to support flexible working. Seventy three per cent of the 336 businesses questioned indicated that their organisation does not currently support a flexible or mobile working culture, citing “loss of ...

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  7. Citrix study demonstrates that mobility can improve South African personal income by 40 per cent

    We recently commissioned a study to understand if the technology that we provide to businesses, to help workers access information and knowledge more easily, could have a broader impact on the South African economy. Conducted by leading South African economist Dr Adrian Saville, the findings were significant, showing that a small improvement in labour mobility could potentially have huge economic benefits for South Africa. An increase ...

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  8. Dublin Business School empowers its students with virtual desktop technology

    Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s largest independent third-level college, has implemented Citrix® VDI-in-a-box™ to offer its 9,500 students a greater variety of classes and flexible study options, maximising learning time in the classroom, and reducing log in and application load times. In essence, existing technology was hindering the growth and development of the college and the quality of the course programme on offer to students. With ...

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  9. Irish electricity provider deploys Citrix technology to empower its workforce

    Dublin Bay Power Plant (DBPP) has rolled out a Citrix cloud services environment to help support its growing IT infrastructure – ultimately allowing staff to work more efficiently and flexibly, creating a greener IT environment and reducing total hardware cost savings over a ten-year period by approximately 82 per cent. DBPP is a 400 mega watt combined cycle gas turbine generation plant situated in Ringsend, a ...

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  10. Ireland Minister Ruairí Quinn TD launches new Citrix programme to address ICT skills gap

    Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, today officially launched the Citrix Academy Network in Ireland, designed to equip students with advanced technical skills essential for an IT career in virtualisation or networking. IT Sligo, in the west of Ireland, is the first Higher Education Institution in Ireland to join the Academy Network, offering the course to third level students.  The Citrix Academy Network will ...

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