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IT Baller Finalist Aimar Foundation and Crisis at Christmas Serve the Homeless with Quick Deployment of IGEL Endpoints

The latest in our series of IT Baller testimonial finalists goes along with the spirit of the season: the support Aimar Foundation provides to the Crisis at Christmas project.

Aimar Foundation, a London-based organization that provides technology support to charities, supports Crisis at Christmas, the holiday project of Crisis, the national UK charity that aids the homeless. Over the Christmas period it provides various services to more than 4,000 homeless.

Last year, Aimar Foundation set up an IT network in just two working days, quickly deploying300 IGEL UD3 thin clients to deliver Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. The IGEL endpoints enable Crisis volunteers to communicate and identify shelter locations for homeless people, as well as allow homeless visitors to communicate with friends and family, seek employment or otherwise improve their situation.

Aimar Foundation was chosen to be an IT Baller finalist because Simon Clark, Aimar Foundation CEO, and the project’s IT teams have proven IGEL’s endpoint solutions are nimble, simple and fast to install. Plus, they are secure and reliably provide support 24 x 7.

Combined with IGEL’s Universal Management Suite (UMS) software, the IGEL UD3 thin clients support nine Crisis at Christmas locations in London, and other locations in the U.K.  The remote management features of the IGEL UMS wind up saving volunteers valuable time, which can be better spent on serving the homeless.  Another benefit is the IGEL UD3’s Skype video conferencing application which provides much needed face-time for the homeless and their families. Lastly, the IGEL UD3’s small form factor enables fast decommissioning and repackaging once the holiday season ends.

“The IGEL thin clients are ideal for Crisis at Christmas because they are simple and fast to set-up using centralised management software, secure because all data is held on central servers and reliable because they have no fan or moving parts.”

-Simon Clark, CEO, Aimar Foundation

Learn more about Crisis at Christmas’ use of IGEL in this video:  Then VOTE by December 18thfor your favorite IT Baller testimonial finalist by clicking here.  The winner will be awarded $20,000.

You can also learn more about how IGEL’s thin clients can help you on this webpage.


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