IGEL Technology, the world's largest linux thin client vendor and the third largest thin client vendor (2008 by revenue, IDC), today announced that StoryBoardIT™, a premier application developer, systems integrator and reseller, is now an Authorized IGEL Partner (AIP). StoryBoardIT provides IT organizations with thought-provoking storage, server, desktop and application virtualization solutions designed to maximize the investment companies have already made in their infrastructure. This strategy is perfectly complemented by IGEL's thin client solutions, which allow users to securely access any server-based application or virtual desktop with the same user experience as a traditional PC. IGEL also offers software solutions which enable customers to convert old PCs into a modern thin client-like devices, letting them deploy a desktop virtualization environment without replacing expensive hardware.
"Desktop and application virtualization are the primary focus areas in StoryBoardIT's solution delivery vision," said Robert Friskney, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at StoryBoardIT. "Our goal is to partner with leading technology innovators like IGEL in order to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions and services. Thanks to its commitment to the development of a channel, IGEL was a natural partner for our virtual workplace products and services offering. By combining IGEL thin client hardware with industry leading desktop virtualization software, we are delivering comprehensive solutions that help customers realize the advantage of switching to centralized desktop management and delivery."
IGEL's unique Universal Desktop thin client approach enables StoryBoardIT customers to deliver all of their server-based applications, anywhere, with the best user experience, security, ease of management and lowest total cost of ownership. Each IGEL Universal Desktop thin client comes bundled with the free IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), the most powerful yet easy to use remote management software in the industry, making deployment and desktop management simple and efficient.
"We're excited to partner with StoryBoardIT and offer our joint customers the optimal desktop and application virtualization solution for their needs," said Erhard Behnke, US president at IGEL Technology Ltd. "As a premier virtualization specialist with a loyal set of customers across North America, StoryBoardIT is an extremely valuable component of the IGEL partner network. The pairing of its expertise with our solutions will allow customers to realize the most value from their virtualization initiatives."
IGEL's solutions are currently offered by more than 850 Authorized IGEL Partners (AIPs) across 25 countries and five continents. The company's partner program is designed to be simple and deliver a high ROI, enabling partners to quickly build product expertise and gain a competitive advantage. IGEL's unique GET (Guide, Equip, Train) approach to engaging partners combined with its comprehensive line of thin clients enables partners to win more deals, implement hassle free projects and leave customers satisfied and more loyal to their business.
IGEL is continuously looking for qualified partners and resellers to join the Authorized Partner Program. For more information, please visit: www.igel.com.