Connectix CEO Weighs Companys Future
After selling its VM technology to Microsoft, Connectix is left with two productsboth heading toward obsolescence.Connectix Corp., which this week sold its client and server Virtual Machine technology to Microsoft Corp., is evaluating its future given that it is now left with just two products that are heading toward obsolescence. In an interview with eWEEK on Wednesday afternoon, Roy McDonald, the CEO and president of Connectix, said his firm has developed Macintosh technologies since the launch of its first product in January 1989. While the company still has Macintosh products in the market today that are not based on Virtual MachinesDoubleTalk, which allows Mac-PC networking from within the familiar Mac interface and not in a Windows environment, and the RAM Doubler, which was discontinued last month but is supported until Septemberboth of those products are "heading towards obsolescence" as they are not Mac OS 10 compatible.
"The Microsoft deal has created a significant change in our product roadmap, and so we are going to have to do an evaluation and reset. We dont have any firm plans, but closing the company and starting a new venture is also possible," he said.