Thin and zero clients have already successfully transitioned from a niche solution to an accepted desktop standard and national and international lobbying has played an important role in this transition. IGEL continues to support the promotion of the industry through its commitments to industry associations. Below you will find information on the key industry associations that IGEL supports:
As part of the ICT sector and with respect to our corporate policy, IGEL has to consider the social aspects of the supply chain, too. Based on this IGEL has joined the IGEL Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI). Unlike other initiatives BSCI focuses on a broader scope of products, ranging from agricultural production up to the high-tech sector.
Citrix System-on-Chip (SoC) initiative
Announced last October at Synergy Barcelona 2011, the Citrix System-on-Chip (SoC) initiative is designed to enable an entirely new generation of devices to deliver high-definition virtual apps and desktops at an unprecedented low cost using the company's market-leading HDX technology. This is a joint collaboration with SoC partners and OEM partners to deliver transformative products that are innovative and decrease total cost of acquisition along with Citrix's other cost slashing initiatives.
The initiative will expand the market for virtual apps and desktops beyond traditional computing devices like PCs, tablets and smartphones by enabling OEMs to create new high performance end point computing with low power consumption at a new lower price point. The result is more customer choice in low power and low cost devices that deliver a great user experience. Citrix sees this as a win-win situation all round for customers.
Nederland ICT is the trade association for more than 550 IT, telecom, internet and office companies in the Netherlands. Nederland ICT represents a business community with a turnover of almost €30 billion and over 250,000 employees, making it the foremost advocate and representative of the Dutch ICT sector.
Open Virtualization Alliance
Comprised of leading virtualization, datacenter, and cloud solution providers, the Open Virtualization Alliance's goal is to help:
- Increase overall awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).
- Foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions.
- Accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM.
- Encourage interoperability, promote best practices, and highlight examples of customer successes.
SMBiT Professionals is Australia’s peak industry association representing over 200 IT professionals specialising in IT for small and medium business.
Through the open exchange of knowledge and expertise amongst members, and collaboration with global vendors during new product development, SMBiT Professionals set the benchmark in best-practice IT solutions for clients nationwide.