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Reality Check

Citrix Blogger - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:02

In our pursuit of happiness, it is difficult to find a path to live by. Usually the happiness seems to be somewhere on the horizon. The idea is that we are currently not happy and obviously must be doing something wrong. If only we did something different or were able to fix mistakes. Unluckily, most efforts are met with further unhappiness. It is hard to realise that happiness is not based on some projected future but rather only exists in your frame of mind.

It is possible to be happy in abject situations. People with a fraction of your net worth are happier than you. Happiness has almost nothing to do with what you have learned over the years. It is something very personal and actually can only be realised on your own.

There are many different ways to point to happiness. There are no ways to clearly teach how to achieve it.

For many years, I worked at Citrix as a programmer. I took pride in being there from almost the beginning. Our team pulled off some amazing feats. We were underdogs that survived and also thrived. Based on our success, we were happy. The happiness we felt was partly due to the hardships we had shared to reach our goals. It is hard to express how special it was.

Unfortunately, my work identity became too entangled with my life. When the day finally came early last year, Citrix had decided to remove our group. The reactions to this news was diverse. In my case, it was surprising.

Some gentle advice comes to mind. Keep in mind that although it is enticing, work and life are not the same creatures. Depending too much of your happiness coming from work will eventually cause drama. It is far safer to view work as something that is bound to change over time. Loyalty will not guarantee you a future at work.

Another point is money. It is far better to find the job you love than it is to search for a job that pays more. Sounds simple, yet in practice, few follow this advice. It is unhealthy to become a slave to money. There is no happiness in that.  Money does not buy lasting joy.

In the back of my head, this seems like a cheap attempt to convince you of career counselling advice. However, these conclusions come from working more than 25 years in the computer industry. The cliches are true.

The main point I wanted to make is that reality is not based on work. You live your life.  Work provides a temporary purpose. Your bigger purpose is only known to you. As part of this, it makes sense to peel back layers until you get to what you are really meant to do on this planet. Keep it simple. Spend time with friends and family. Enjoy the little things. Find the time to admire what is. Realize that you have nothing to lose since you already have all you need to be happy. Find a way back to your own path.

 

 


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Citrix Recognized as Partner of the Year by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:00
Last night, Citrix earned two Partner of the Year awards at HPE’s Global Partner Summit – Global Alliance Technology Partner of the Year 2017 – Intelligent Edge Solutions and EMEA Alliance Technology Partner of the Year 2017. The recognition …   Related Stories
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WEM 4.3 Upgrade Available

Wag the real - Alain Assaf blog - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:52
Intro As is often the case, Citrix incremented almost all the versions of their products during the Citrix Synergy conference. Included with the new release of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.14 was WEM version 4.3. You can now download the new version here (requires Platinum licenses and login to Citrix.com). I’ve provided the release notes below. What’s new Site … Continue reading WEM 4.3 Upgrade Available →
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Ransomware in the UK: One Year On

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:00

Last June, we decided to take a look at how prepared British businesses were in case of a ransomware attack. Some of the findings were surprising. For example, many organisations were already stockpiling digital currency in case of attack. A

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State of the vCommunity: where do we go from here?

Theresa Miller - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 05:01

Over the last several weeks, the stability of the “vCommunity” has been called into question. Is this still a community, or is it time to start anew someplace else? As is my custom, I think it’s worth looking at our history to understand the true state of the vCommunity. In 2011, I was recruited by […]

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Rockin’ Robots @ Synergy!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:30

Citrix enjoys giving back to communities through our SimplyServe programs but its not everyday that you get to host a Battle Bot competition to benefit a local grade school. During this year’s Citrix Synergy conference, Citrix partnered with the United …

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Citrix and HPE: The Future of Work Starts Here

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:00

Together, Citrix and HPE are reimagining the future of work with innovative technologies and solutions for enterprise and mid-sized organizations. We recently announced an expanded strategic partnership that builds on our 20+ year alliance. The timing couldn’t be better for …

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What the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Means for You

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:00

The GDPR is upon us! Well, almost…

If your organization serves customers or individuals in the European Union, you’re likely already aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Introduced in response to concerns about data privacy, the GDPR will …

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The Mobility Market is Evolving to Secure Digital Workspaces & We Can Prove IT!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:00
Recognizing that increasingly more customers were embracing mobility as part of their digital transformation journey, Citrix embarked on a journey to shift XenMobile from an EMM-only strategy to one that incorporates EMM as part of an overall Secure Digital Workspace …   Related Stories
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HCI Workspace Appliance at HPE Discover

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:59
Recently at Citrix Synergy, we revealed some exciting news with momentum in our Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program. HPE was first to market with their Edgeline EL4000 Intelligent Edge Workspace solution. The Edgeline product adheres to the 4 key …   Related Stories
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Escaping the Ominous Office (with a little help from Octoblu)

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 07:00
Innovation is at the heart of everything that we do, so to mark Cambridge Children’s Charity Week, the Citrix R&D team in Cambridge has really upped the fundraising stakes with the Ominous Office escape room. The concept? Lucinda, an …   Related Stories
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Graphics Enhancement for Even More Graphics Cards in Linux VDA 7.14

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 21:00
The new Linux VDA 7.14 is released with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.14. This release adds support for non-NVIDIA Grid GPU and Always on tracing. In addition, there is also a new experimental capability for PDF printing.

Let’s learn more …

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Citrix & HPE: The Future of Work Starts Here

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:00

Together, Citrix and HPE are reimagining the future of work with innovative technologies and solutions for enterprise and mid-sized organizations. We recently announced an expanded strategic partnership that builds on our 20+ year alliance. The timing couldn’t be better for …

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The Future of Work: People-Centric & Secure

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:45

Of all the innovations promised by the future of work, there’s one that’s especially transformative: eliminating the age-old tradeoff between user experience and security. It’s a tension every IT professional knows all too well. People keep asking for more and …

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Citrix Synergy: Fantastic 4 Citrix Virtualization MUST-KNOW Dos & Don’ts

Theresa Miller - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:41

This year Citrix Synergy from the keynotes to the exhibit hall floor there was a general excitement about the commitment to the the continual commitment toward the development of the cloud.  Assuming that the direction involves continual development within the on-premises product stack then these are forward thinking innovative changes.  Citrix virtualization continues to evolve, and change […]

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How Citrix App Layering Cloud Management works with On-Prem Environments

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:00

One of the common questions organizations have when looking at Citrix App Layering is, “How does a cloud based service work with my environment that is completely (or mostly) on-prem today”? The answer lies in understanding a little bit about …

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Achieve PCI Compliance with NetScaler WAF

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:00

Achieve PCI compliance with the industry’s highest-performing Web Application Firewall

Maintaining PCI DSS Compliance is critical for online businesses

If you host and manage your own e-commerce platform, you will need to ensure Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI …

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Monitoring of NVIDIA GPUs in Citrix Director

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:00

GPUs have become synonymous with the CPU in modern day computing and the NVIDIA GRID is a key part of the infrastructure stack of many of Citrix XenDesktop environments. NVIDIA virtual GPUs help Citrix HDX3D Pro technology deliver resource intensive …

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Are You a Mystery-solver?

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:00

Conversations about the future of work often highlight the increasing intelligence of technology—innovations like big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and so on. There’s no questioning the profound impact and transformative business implications of these …

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