Anyways, talk about a match made in heaven! Skype has been trying to break into the enterprise market and GoToMeeting has been trying to increase its market share. Both of them were facing a steep curve. Now, all of a sudden, they pull a rabbit out of the hat that makes their prospects ever so bright!
I don't know why I'm so surprised - guess haven't seen a partnership that made so much sense in a while (like ever?) This is 1+1=3, or the stuff Business school case studies are made out of.. The only reason this might fail is if either of the companies will feel that their partner is getting a lot more out of this relationship then they are, or if they screw up the pricing. Otherwise I think this is going to be an enormous hit!
So, to sum it up:
- great news for small businesses and telecommuters
- good news for businesses of all sizes (eventually it will make its way into larger and larger businesses)
- good news for both Skype and Citrix
- bad news for WebEx
- bad news for all other Web conferencing solutions (including Salesforce's DimDim acquisition)
Citrix / Skype merger on the horizon? This is like watching oil and vinegar come together in a perfect Yin/Yang fashion.