IGEL Fastest Growing Thin & Zero Client Leader In the UK

IGEL Technology has been recognised as the fastest growing of the top 5 thin and zero client manufacturers in the UK in 2014 with hardware shipments rising 56% year-on-year, according to the latest analyst report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

IGEL significantly outperformed the market, which grew by 10% overall, as reported by the IDC Enterprise Client Device Tracker report for 2014.

As the only major dedicated thin and zero client manufacturer, IGEL cemented its position in the top three UK hardware providers with a 10% UK market share, behind technology generalists Dell and HP.

In addition, IGEL sold 14,000 licenses for its Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) software thin clients, which is used to convert old PCs, notebooks and thin clients into IGEL-like devices. The UDC2 software is increasingly being used by businesses to cost effectively extend the life of their current desktops to deliver a Cloud or Server-Based Computing architecture or to produce a shorter return on investment when migrating to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.

“UK businesses are turning to IGEL because of our reputation for customer focus and quality German engineering,” said Simon Richards, IGEL’s UK & Ireland Managing Director. “We offer customers open architecture thin and zero clients that allow them to take advantage of the best back-end IT infrastructure for their business – whether it’s cloud, virtual or server-based computing.”