IGEL, a provider of a managed endpoint operating system for secure access to any digital workspace, announced the IGEL Ready Program grew by nearly 25 percent in 2022, signaling strong momentum and engagement. The IGEL Ready Program includes more than 130 providers of hardware, software, and peripheral solutions, including offerings from HP, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Citrix and VMware, all of which are verified for use with IGEL OS in delivering a powerful, productive and secure user experience for modern workplace environments.
“The meteoric success of the IGEL Ready Program has demonstrated the power of partnerships is paramount when it comes to helping customers optimize their end-user experience,” said Jim Airdo, SVP of Strategic Alliances, IGEL. “We are pleased to continue to see such incredible momentum within IGEL Ready and are grateful to all our IGEL Ready partners for teaming with us to provide our mutual customers with solutions that elevate the digital workspace experience and meet the requirements of today’s modern workplace environments. To this end, we will be announcing our ‘Powered by IGEL’ campaign highlighting the growth of IGEL Ready at DISRUPT23 in Munich next month.”
By participating in the IGEL Ready Program, technology partners can reach 10,900 active IGEL customers with 2.4 million active seats, and thousands of channel partners that address a variety of use cases and environments.
“Through our technology alliances, there are virtually endless possibilities for creating opportunities that will increase customer adoption, enhance customer satisfaction, and drive revenue growth for our partners,” Airdo said.
For example, last November IGEL announced it was ending production of IGEL-branded Universal Desktop (UD) endpoint devices and partnering with HP, Lenovo, LG and others to deliver IGEL OS, enabling partners and customers to derive more value from their investments in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware VDI, DaaS and SaaS solutions. 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 secure, productive digital workspaces that include IGEL OS.
During the past year, IGEL Ready Program members also had the opportunity to take advantage of go-to-market initiatives designed to drive engagement and customer success. These programs included:
- DISRUPT on Tour – More than 2,500 individuals from across the end user computing (EUC) space registered for this global series of interactive, in-person, one-day events.
- “Why Compromise?”.– IGEL Ready members, LG Business Solutions, Lenovo and ControlUp, participated in this global promotional campaign and had the opportunity to select from two mobile endpoint devices – an LG gram or Lenovo ThinkPad L14.
- IGEL Ready Awards – Launched in 2022, the awards program recognizes IGEL Ready partner(s) that demonstrate a strong commitment to customer success, active engagement in the IGEL Ready Program, and joint achievement on a global scale. Click here for more information on the 2022 IGEL Ready winning partners. IGEL seeks nominations for the 2023 IGEL Ready Awards program that will honor winners at the DISRUPT23 event in Munich. Applications can be completed here.
- IGEL Ready Partner Advisory Board – IGEL Ready conducts regular Partner Advisory Board meetings, with in-person events at HIMSS 2022. For more highlights from this event, read the blog post.
- Lead Generation – Throughout the year, IGEL presents webinars and other events with IGEL Ready members. All leads from these events are collected and shared with participating IGEL Ready partners.
“IGEL Ready provides a tremendous amount of value for our technology partners through these year-round activities,” said Divya Saggar, director, IGEL Ready. “In the past year, we generated more than 4,000 leads for our IGEL Ready Partners, and we look forward to continuing our momentum in 2023 through our DISRUPT events, industry event sponsorships, webinars, and other lead-generating activities.”