IGEL Technology today announced UK growth of 45% in its
sales of thin clients and 50% in its Universal Desktop Converter software for
the first half of the calendar year, underlining the steady shift of business
and public sector to server-based computing and virtual desktop
increasingly turning to IGEL thin clients because they are the perfect desktop
device for these challenging economic times; easy to centrally manage,
long-lasting, secure and incredibly cost effective," said IGEL UK & Ireland
Managing Director Simon Richards. "With our latest System-on-a-Chip thin clients
and technologies such as Citrix HDX, the ability to deliver multimedia is also
no longer a handbrake for customers wanting to deploy thin clients and we are
seeing this recognition reflected in our growth results."
IGEL has also seen
continued growth in its Universal Desktop Converter software, which allows
businesses to cost effectively extend the life of their current desktops to
deliver a Server-Based Computing architecture or to produce a shorter return on
investment when migrating to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
IGEL's UDC software
allows IT environments with mixed desktop hardware, such as PCs or thin clients
from different manufacturers, to be standardized at low cost and to be
efficiently and securely managed over a network, or over the Internet, by means
of one interface.
With the cost savings
that desktop standardization and standardized remote management brings,
customers are able to cushion the impact of costs for centralization or VDI
projects. For example, savings of up to 70% compared to PC-based workstations,
help to balance out the investment and licensing costs incurred when
centralizing and modernizing operations in the data
"We expect to see this
conversion growth trend continue as businesses look for efficient and effective
ways to convert to a centralised or virtual desktop environment," said Richards.
"Conversion is perfect for organizations that want to begin the transition to
more effective desktop management and savings immediately but do not want to
invest in new thin client hardware from day one."