Orrick enhances its Global Technology Infrastructure with Citrix Systems' Wednesday 13 June 2001 PDF Print 13 June 2001- International law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, is to improve its ability to serve, retain and acquire clients globally by implementing Citrix® XPS(tm) XML-pure(tm) portal software from Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS). Orrick purchased XPS from Sequoia Software in late 2000 prior to that firm's acquisition by Citrix. Working in conjunction with systems integrator and consulting firm, Baker Robbins and Company, Orrick is using XPS to create a practice-centric information portal for the firm's more than 1,300 lawyers and support staff, and extensive client base. The new XPS-powered portal will allow Orrick to transform management and administrative processes into a 'self-service' work environment, which will assist the firm in reducing costs, improving timeliness and reducing the 'hassle factor' of routine tasks. The design approach has been described as, "designed by lawyers for lawyers." The portal will replace the traditional PC desktop with an easy-to-use web-based interface that fuses 26 applications and numerous information sources into a single, secure point of command and control. Jeanne Bartlett, joint managing partner of Orrick's London office, underlines the importance of the firm's new tech-infrastructure: "The XPS-enabled information portal extends Orrick's competitive advantage by helping our lawyers and support staff leverage the firm's knowledge capital and technology tools. We expect the portal to streamline internal processes through better knowledge management and allow Orrick lawyers around the globe to operate as virtual teams, and manage clients' work around the clock. We will be able to work collaboratively with clients, who may use the portal to confer on working documents and case information for which they have secure access." To assure the portal's effectiveness and success, Orrick enlisted Baker Robbins & Company, a technology consultancy with significant expertise in the legal sector that helped Orrick define the portal's requirements, created the project's innovative interfaces, and is partnering with the firm to implement the project. "The intellectual capital and institutional knowledge possessed by major law firms like Orrick are tremendous assets that are often encumbered by traditional business processes and application-oriented computing," said Mark Wesker, Citrix vice president of Internet Strategy. "By implementing XPS, these firms can become more actively engaged with their clients, creating stronger, information-driven relationships that help ensure client retention and growth. Orrick is setting the standard for other law firms to build upon the Internet revolution." About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is an international law firm of more than 570 lawyers with offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. The firm's core practice areas include Intellectual Property, Litigation, Corporate & Technology, Structured Finance, Global Energy and Communications. The firm opened a London office in 1998 driven by its importance as a critical business and financial centre for clients. Orrick has built its team in London with talented lawyers qualified in the UK, US and Europe who work in cross-border teams with Orrick lawyers in New York, Singapore, Tokyo and San Francisco. Full information about the firm and a press room service is available at http://www.orrick.com. About Citrix XPS Portal Software XPS, Citrix Systems' XML-pure portal software, lets businesses of all sizes streamline and automate complicated business operations, and provides a single window through which anyone in the enterprise can interact with partners, vendors, customers and fellow employees in real time, achieving results in seconds instead of days. Built upon an XML server that provides support for massive numbers of users and volumes of data, XPS combines the attributes of flexibility and significant out-of-the-box functionality, easing adoption and deployment. XPS extends Citrix's vision of the "virtual workplace" offering users secure access to virtually any application and data source through Internet-enabled PCs and wireless devices. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalised access to any application or information source - whether Windows®, UNIX® or Web-based - through any device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets, WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency, productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to leverage existing IT resources and extend personalised information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers. Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrameTM application serving software, NFuse application portal software, XPSTM portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customisation they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com. Citrix®, XPS(tm) and XML-pure(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 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Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks associated with the following: the success of the company's MetaFrame product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialize new products and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic markets; the company's ability to expand its core business in large enterprise accounts; the company's ability to succeed in the transition to a paper/electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including potential competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company's iBusiness and other new licensing programs; the rate of growth of the ASP market, and the company's ability to continue to develop and market products to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues derived from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's pricing policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to existing products; the company's ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies; the company's ability to develop new products, extend existing products, and maintain or develop such company's customer and employee relationships as a result of such merger or acquisition; the company's reliance upon its strategic relationships with Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth; the possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary technology; risks that the company's portal strategy will not succeed in the manner anticipated; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically, and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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