SAN FRANCISCO – March 28, 2022 – IGEL, provider of IGEL OS, the endpoint operating system designed for VDI and DaaS, announced today that it is being acknowledged by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, for earning a 5-star rating in the 2022 Partner Program Guide. This is the sixth consecutive year that IGEL has earned this distinction as part of the annual list.
Over the past year, IGEL has continued to refine the IGEL Velocity partner program, migrating partners away from a transactional relationship with IGEL to a more predictable and richer model that is focused on driving customer success through purpose-driven business planning and enablement. With the launch of the IGEL Services Specialization in 2021, IGEL is now enabling partners to provide the post-sales services and support customers need to drive the successful adoption of IGEL products and solutions, which in turn leads to higher renewal rates and recurring revenue. Through the highly successful Partner Advisory Council, IGEL is gathering regular feedback from key partners on its channel strategy and go-to-market model, to help further drive partner success.
“Our thriving partner ecosystem, and its steadfast commitment to driving mutually beneficial business and customer outcomes, is something we are immensely grateful for,” said Balaji Subramanian, SVP, Global Channel Chief for IGEL. “We are very proud to earn the 5-star rating from CRN again in 2022. In the coming year, we will continue to focus on expanding our enablement programs in ways that will fuel growth for both IGEL and our partners. Furthermore, our planned transition to a subscription model for delivering our solutions and services later this year, will make it even easier for partners to increase renewal rates and drive recurring revenue growth.”
“IGEL’s Velocity Partner Program is a force multiplier,” said Michael Quirin, Partner, Alchemy Technology Group. “The enablement approach and platform, plus innovative and effective channel marketing programs, have empowered us to grow our business quickly and support our mutual customers with the service they deserve. IGEL’s channel leadership gets it, and it shows in how they built a program that maximizes support and profitability for their partners.”
CRN’s Partner Program Guide provides a definitive overview of the most notable partner programs from industry-leading technology vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. Companies are scored based on their investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. The 5-star rating is achieved only by select vendors that deliver the best of the best, going above and beyond in their partner programs to help push growth and positive change.
“CRN’s Partner Program Guide delves into the strengths of each organization’s partner program in order to honor those that consistently support and promote good change within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “As innovation fuels the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers want partners that can keep up with and assist their growing business.”
The 2022 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April 2022 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/PPG.
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IGEL is the world’s leading provider of the most secure, high performance, easy-to-manage operating system for VDI, DaaS, and cloud-delivered digital workspaces. The company’s innovative software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS), and IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and high-performance endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device and some ARM/RPI4 devices. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.
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