IGEL Technology today said it was ideally positioned to meet the Desktop Virtualization demand forecast for 2011, by leading technology analysts Gartner, as companies turn to thin clients to take advantage of the desktop revolution.
Globally, 42% of companies plan to begin or continue investing in desktop virtualization before the end of 2011, predicts Gartner in its latest Computer Hardware Market Insight report published on October 19th, 2010. And the study found that infrastructure consolidation (45%) and application management (38%) are the two main drivers for desktop virtualization.
“It is clear that as companies consider the best hardware for their next wave of desktop investment the use of the traditional PC is being re-evaluated by many organisations,” said Simon Richards, IGEL’s UK General Manager. “Thin client, such as IGEL Universal Desktops, are purpose designed to access a virtual desktop environment ensuring businesses can realise the management, security and TCO promises of virtualisation.”
Simon added that IGEL had already seen the beginning of this next major desktop investment phase with 73% UK growth in the first half of 2010. IGEL saw a 64% increase in its traditional thin client business and a 9% increase in its Universal Desktop Converter software licenses, which allow businesses to convert old PCs and thin clients into IGEL thin clients. The major growth sectors were in healthcare, local government and retail.
IGEL Universal Desktops are proving popular because they are ideal for a centrally managed or virtualized environment. With no moving parts, they are reliable, secure from viruses, environmentally friendly in power consumption and sleek in design for today’s desktops. Combined with IGEL’s Universal Management Suite of software, which comes free with each IGEL device, businesses are able to minimise deployment, administration and maintenance costs by managing quickly and efficiently from a central location.
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest client vendor by revenue and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2009 IDC). The company produces one of the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual desktops from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom® PowerTerm® terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops and integrated LCD units as well as the world’s leading software for PC to TC conversion. IGEL Thin Clients come bundled at no extra cost with a remote management suite called UMS that guarantees hassle free and secure remote configuration and administration of thin clients as well as migrated PCs.
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