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Citrix Systems co-found Edward Iacobucci dies

BACO RATON, Fla. -- Citrix Systems co-founder Edward Iacobucci has died in South Florida. He was 59.

The VirtualWorks Group said Iacobucci died at home Friday after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Iacobucci graduated from Georgia Tech with an engineering degree and got a job working for IBM in 1979. He left IBM in 1989 to co-found Citrix Systems, Inc., where he served as chairman and chief technology officer through all of its market and product development phases. He retired in 2000.

In 2009, he co-founded VirtualWorks Group, headquartered in Boca Raton, to help customers organize their information. He served as president and CEO there until last month, when he stepped down for health reasons. -- AP

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