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Survey Reveals IGEL as Clear German Market Thin Client Leader

IGEL looks to replicate success in UK and Europe with further investment

Reading, UK November 22, 2012 - Thin client manufacturer IGEL Technology is a clear industry market leader with business customers in its home country of Germany, according to the latest independent study from ICT market analysts, ama GmbH. In the survey of over 6,000 businesses with more than 50 people, thin clients accounted for 11% of desktops and 35% of them were IGEL devices.

Across all sizes of companies surveyed, devices from IGEL proved to be far more popular than those of its direct competitors. The company's dominance was most clearly seen in large enterprises, where IGEL had an average share of 44.3% of the thin client desktops. In industry sectors, the greatest IGEL shares were found in the healthcare sector (58.6%), construction industry (58.2%) and the automotive industry (48.0%).

"We're extremely pleased with the results of this German business survey and will continue to invest and innovate with thin clients and software to help our customers at home and across Europe reap the benefits of server-based computing and virtualized desktops," said Dr. Frank Lampe, Marketing Director at IGEL Technology.

Over the past year, IGEL has continued to invest in the wider-European market by opening offices and recruiting new distributors in France and the Netherlands and appointing supporting marketing agencies. In the UK in September, IGEL reported 45% year-on-year growth in thin client sales and 50% growth of its desktop conversion software, which allows businesses to cost effectively extend the life of their current desktops by converting them to IGEL-like devices to deliver a Server-Based Computing architecture or to produce a shorter return on investment when migrating to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.

About IGEL Technology
A world leader in thin client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers a powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

Editorial contacts:
IGEL Technology GmbH
Dr. Frank Lampe
Hanna-Kunath-Strasse 31
28199 Bremen, Germany
Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.igel.com

Amber Group
Paul Smith
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525
Email: [email protected]

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