IGEL Ends Production of IGEL-branded Hardware, Partners with Leading Device Manufacturers to Expand Global Software Reach
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2022 -- IGEL today announced it is ending production of IGEL-branded hardware and is partnering with leading device manufacturers HP, Lenovo and LG, to deliver its managed endpoint operating system for the modern workplace.
“We believe that the timing couldn’t be better to become singularly focused on the delivery of a software platform that improves security and manageability at the endpoint, enhances productivity, and optimizes the employee experience,” said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL. “Through our alliances with HP, Lenovo and LG, we are also expanding our global reach and doubling-down on innovation that enables our partners and customers to derive more value from the investments they are making in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware VDI, DaaS and SaaS solutions.”
After nearly 20 years of market leadership as the No. 1 thin client manufacturer in Germany and one of the top three globally, IGEL began its pivot in 2016 to a software-focused company. “Expanding the global adoption of our endpoint operating system was the right decision, especially at a time when there is more demand than ever for a more secure, manageable, cost-effective and rich Windows experience across a growing array of endpoint devices that support today’s hybrid work environments,” added Ayres. “We would like to thank Arrow Electronics and their Intelligent Solutions Group for their guidance and support in helping us successfully make this transition.”
Kristin Russell, President, Global Enterprise Computing Solutions at Arrow Electronics, said: “Arrow is proud of the strong relationship we have with IGEL, not only as a value-add distributor, but as the provider of global integration and supply chain services that served as a catalyst in helping them successfully exit the hardware business. We are excited to see IGEL complete this strategic pivot and become a leading provider and innovator in the EUC space with the delivery of a managed endpoint operating system that is tailored to meet the needs of today’s VDI, DaaS and SaaS-driven workplaces.” Click here to view the Arrow Electronics case study “How IGEL successfully transitioned to a software-centric business model.”
HP, Lenovo, and LG are all members of IGEL Ready, an extensive partner ecosystem featuring more than 120 providers of software, hardware, and peripheral solutions that have been validated for integration with IGEL OS. IGEL Ready gives technology partners the ability to reach more than three million IGEL OS-powered endpoints, more than 17,000 IGEL customers, and thousands of resellers who are addressing a variety of end-user use cases and environments. IGEL also hosts an active and growing EUC community with more than 10,000 members.
Integrated endpoint devices from HP, Lenovo, and LG, that are IGEL OS certified and supported are showcased on dedicated pages demonstrating the transition partners and customers can make in the delivery of IGEL OS through these partners. A limited supply of IGEL-branded hardware is still available from authorized distributors and resellers with promotional programs running through Q1’23, or until inventory has been depleted. IGEL will continue to support its five-year warranty for new and previously purchased hardware systems.
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IGEL brings this active EUC industry together every year at the DISRUPT End User Computing (EUC) Forum, the ultimate EUC event. IGEL is the only company in the world to host global events focused solely on the EUC space. DISRUPT EUC will return in 2023 as two large, multi-day events featuring industry innovators and thought leaders, a technical bootcamp, and an expo with hands-on demonstrations from IGEL ecosystem partners.
The 2023 DISRUPT EUC Forum will take place in Munich, February 14-16, 2023, followed by the North America event in Nashville, Tenn., April 3-5, 2023. Now through December 31, 2022, discounted registration is available for $199 per person using the code EARLYBIRD. After December 31, 2022, registration will be $399 per person. To register, visit: www.disruptEUC.com.
IGEL offers the leading platform for endpoints to deliver a rich end user computing experience that’s secure, manageable, and cost effective, across VDI, DaaS and SaaS. The company has a growing ecosystem of more than 120 IGEL Ready technology partners. IGEL unlocks a productive digital workspace experience for leading enterprises in healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, higher education, and government. With offices in Europe and the United States, IGEL is represented by partners in over 50 countries.