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IGEL Wins 2020 Channel Innovation Award

Recognized for its outstanding response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, IGEL celebrated for its role in powering the IT channel and for its exemplary commitment to driving partner success

SAN FRANCISCO, December 16, 2020 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced that it has been recognized as the winner for the “Best COVID-19 Responder” as part of the 2020 Channel Partner Insight Innovation Awards. IGEL was presented the award during the virtual awards ceremony that is now available on the Channel Partner Insight website.

IGEL was recognized by Channel Partner Insight for supporting partners and customers in 2020 through its “Work from Home Kit,” which supports the deployment and management of the IGEL OS across the internet securely, enabling IT organizations to manage and support thousands of endpoints, regardless of where the end user is working from. IGEL is also been honored for the efforts of its employees around the world in manufacturing, development, sales and back-office, who have been working longer hours and over weekends to ensure IGEL is helping it channel partners deliver solutions to those that need it most, as quickly as possible. In early April, IGEL asked its 400+ employees around the globe to wear their IGEL #BELIEVE T-SHIRTS while working from home and send in their pictures and videos to help everyone stay positive. They posted a video on social media and after an overwhelming response from channel partners and customers, decided to extend the #BELIEVE program outside of IGEL. To date IGEL has sent thousands of t-shirts and seen hundreds of posts wearing these shirts on social media, and has also made donations to a number of local and global charities as part of the campaign. For more information on the BELIEVE campaign, click here.

“At IGEL, we BELIEVE in a servants heart, we BELIEVE in helping others, and we BELIEVE in staying positive,” said Balaji Subramanian, Global Channel Chief, IGEL. “As the world continues to pivot to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, IGEL remains focused on doing whatever we can to help each other, our channel partners and their customers. We are proud to be honored by Channel Partner Insight for our response to the global health crisis.”

IGEL was selected as a winner of a 2020 Channel Innovation Award by an independent judging panel, based on the quality of its entry.

Channel Partner Insight editor Josh Budd comments, “It has been an incredibly challenging year for the North American channel in 2020. Despite facing adversity, the winners at the Channel Innovation Awards are a testament to how MSPs and the vendors that support them can be a force for good for their customers and wider communities. I would like to congratulate all winners in Channel Partner Insight’s Channel Innovation Awards.

About the awards

The Channel Innovation Awards (CIAs) by Channel Partner Insight are designed to recognize channel players across North America who are at the forefront of this innovation. The CIAs are for those who are leading from the front, for those solution providers, distributors and vendors who are truly galvanizing the channel to advance into new opportunities and growth. Independently run, the CIAs shine a spotlight on innovation and achievement in the North American channel over the past year.

About Channel Partner Insight

Channel Partner Insight provides leaders of resellers, distributors, MSPs and other specialist consultancies with exclusive analysis of the fast-changing channel sector in Europe and the US, helping them to make smarter business decisions. The transatlantic title, launched in 2019, is owned by London-based Incisive Media. With journalists based in the UK and the US, CPI provides high-quality journalism for channel business leaders, taking a uniquely transatlantic view on the market.

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About IGEL

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

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