SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2020 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, has received a 5-Star rating from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an elite group of companies that offer solution providers the best of the best in their partner programs.
The Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program to determine the 2020 5-Star ratings. Each was scored based on several factors, including investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. Based on that assessment, the partner program with IGEL stands among the elite technology suppliers in the IT channel, providing maximum value and support for solution providers.
“IGEL is proud earn the coveted 5-Star rating from CRN again in 2020,” said Phil Eden, Senior Director of Channels, IGEL. “During 2019, IGEL experienced dramatic growth in our North American channel partner network which now 23 Platinum partners and 26 Gold partners with a sales pipeline that has increased 100%, year-over-year. One of the reasons that channel partners choose to team with IGEL is our exceptional portfolio of products, solutions and enablement resources designed to help them grow their businesses more quickly and profitably.”
As a 100% channel-driven company, IGEL is focused on comprehensive partner enablement. Together with its channel partners, IGEL is empowering businesses of all sizes to successfully migrate their desktop applications into the cloud leveraging its world-leading software products, including IGEL OS and the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), alongside cloud platforms from Amazon, Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Exclusive features available to help channel partners drive sales and close deals faster include MDF accrual, deal registration protection and other benefits, access to demo equipment and backend rebates. The program features three levels – Authorized, Gold and Platinum, which require separate annual sales targets and staff certification requirements.
“One of the biggest challenges IT organizations face today is securing their endpoints,” said Scott Williams, Director of Infrastructure Solutions, for IGEL Platinum Partner Sirius. “And no matter what stage of their VDI strategy our clients are at, Sirius has expertise across all major end-user platforms and operating systems, which allows us to provide the visibility they need to control all their assets. Together with IGEL’s industry-leading endpoint management solutions and next-gen edge OS, we are able to add tremendous value for our clients—no matter what type of platform they rely on.”
“With the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace and support their growing business,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide features insight into the strengths and benefits of each company’s program to identify those that truly support and drive positive change within the IT channel.”
For more information on the IGEL Partner Program visit https://www.igel.com/igel-partner-program-overview/.
The 2020 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
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IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. 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 worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.
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