Scheduled Activities & Event Activities

Being part of an IT department involves a 360 degree commitment to ordinary and extraordinary infrastructure management activities. These activities may, however, prove to be onerous in terms of time and resources to employ. For this reason, it is important to use tools that allow the IT department to perform these operations as quickly as possible.


IT Automation: The benefits of centralised management of your company workstations

In a sense, having an easy-to-manage infrastructure has always been the true target of the IT departments in all companies, although management simplicity does not have to translate into a bottleneck of performances perceived by end users and reflecting on overall productivity.

The main requirement in this digital transformation scenario is to provide solutions that optimise the corporate information environment and reduce the TCO, the total cost of ownership, while at the same time being able to grant and improve overall IT infrastructure performance.


IGEL UMS Enhanced Universal Management Suite®; Adds Asset Inventory Tracking Capabilities

Updated management software provides IT organisations with visibility into USB and Bluetooth assets connected to IGEL OS-powered endpoints; offers a migration path to third-party asset management tools


Reading, UK. Aug. 31, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, announced today that it has updated the IGEL Universal Management Suite® (UMS) to include Asset Inventory Tracker (AIT) capabilities.


“By integrating the Asset Inventory Tracker into the IGEL UMS, IT organisations can now gain a clear view of all peripheral devices connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints,” said Ainsley Brooks, IGEL’s UK & Ireland country manager. “This feature is especially important in the healthcare, retail and financial services industries where IT organisations need insight into the changes in their distributed assets and computer infrastructure to ensure business continuity.”


Centralised View of Connected Assets

IGEL UMS 5.07.100 provides IT organisations with a centralised, current view of all USB and Bluetooth assets connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints. Details available via the IGEL UMS dashboard include which endpoint the asset is connected to, the type of asset, the manufacturer and the model number.


“Having access to this level of detail can help IT organisations eliminate confusion regarding available asset inventory,” said Brooks. “It also can prevent the use of unauthorised peripheral devices, and can reduce capital expenditures related to the replacement of lost and/or broken peripheral devices.”


Connect to Third-Party Asset Management Solutions with IGEL UMS

For more advanced functionality, the newly enhanced IGEL UMS version 5.07.100 can also provide IT organisations with the ability to connect to third-party asset management tools via an integrated programming interface based on the industry standard REST API.


“When IT organisations leverage the IGEL UMS in combination with external asset management tools and software to collect more comprehensive data on the USB and Bluetooth assets that are connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints, they can experience even greater security and control over their desktop infrastructure,” said Brooks.



To experience the features of the IGEL Asset Inventory Tracker, IT organisations must upgrade their IGEL UMS to version 5.07.100. This latest version of the IGEL UMS is compatible with all IGEL Universal Desktop™ thin clients, IGEL IZ™ zero clients, the IGEL UD Pocket™ micro thin clients loaded with IGEL OS version 10.03.100 or later. Additionally, the IGEL UMS can be leveraged on third-party, 64-bit x86-based endpoint devices converted into IGEL OS-powered endpoints using the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC3).


To experience the capabilities of IGEL’s OS, UDC and UMS, download here, or request free evaluation hardware.


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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows 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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Tom Herbst

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IGEL UD Pocket to Revolutionise Endpoint Management for Apple® Mac Computers

For the first time, IT organisations can now convert most 64-bit, x86-based Apple Mac computers into an IGEL OS-powered endpoint via the micro thin client solution

Reading, UK. Aug. 30, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it is extending the capabilities of the IGEL UD Pocket™, and for the first time providing IT organisations with a smart, simple and secure way to leverage the IGEL OS on their users’ Apple® Mac computers.

IGEL Pocket UD

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First introduced in December 2016, the IGEL UD Pocket is a flexible and cost-effective out-of-the-box micro thin client solution designed to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives in organisations with remote or mobile workforces.

“With an increasing number of businesses and their workers opting to use Apple Macs due to their ease of use, flexibility and security, the IGEL UD Pocket with Mac support is a game changer for IGEL,” said Ainsley Brooks, IGEL’s UK & Ireland country manager. “Up until now, the only way that enterprises have been able to access the IGEL OS has been through their x86 Windows-based devices. The certification of the Apple Mac platform by IGEL was driven by customer demand to support their creative staff, contractors and executives who prefer this platform. By providing support for Mac computers through the IGEL UD Pocket, not only are we extending our addressable market opportunity, we are also helping our enterprise customers simplify the management of their endpoints by making it possible to securely administer x86-based PCs, thin clients, laptops and Mac-based endpoints via one central management console.”

 Ease of Management Lowers TCO for Businesses Leveraging IGEL on the Mac

Similar to all other IGEL OS-powered software-defined thin and zero clients, the IGEL UD Pocket is integrated into the IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS), a centralised and secure remote management console that provides organisations with complete control over their IGEL endpoints, saving time and resources.

The combination of the IGEL UD Pocket for Mac and the IGEL UMS, can also reduce operating expenses due to the already lower total cost of ownership available through the Mac platform. For example, it was recently reported that when IBM began integrating the Apple Mac platform, it found within the first few months that only 5 percent of Mac equipped employees called their internal help desk for assistance, versus 40% of PC users.

Simple and Smart Design Promotes Enterprise-Level Security

Supporting enterprise-level security standards and protocols, the IGEL UD Pocket features two-factor authentication through external smart card readers or USB tokens, which prevents passwords from being lost, forgotten or intercepted by cybercriminals. “Two-factor authentication is especially important in vertical markets such as financial services and insurance, education and healthcare where workers may be roaming between multiple desks, offices or locations over the course of their workday,” continued Brooks.

Additionally, through the IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG), which seamlessly authenticates the connection between the IGEL UD Pocket and IGEL UMS, IT organisations can provide end users with secure, anytime and anywhere access to their Citrix, VMware and Microsoft virtual desktops via a standard Internet connection, without the need for a virtual private network (VPN) or leased-line solution.

Technical Specifications and Requirements

With IGEL UD Pocket, IT organisations can convert most Apple Mac computers into an IGEL OS-powered endpoint, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of having a 64-bit, x86-based CPU, 2GB of RAM, 2GB of storage and UEFI boot capability. Key features available through the Apple Mac computers, and supported by the IGEL UD Pocket include Mac Keyboard, Mac Touchpad, most Wi-Fi, Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard.

Available in a USB 3.0 form factor with backward compatibility to USB 2.0, the IGEL UD Pocket measures 22.4mm x 12.2mm x 6mm and weighs 3 grams. The IGEL UD Pocket also features an industry-grade 8GB memory module, and the high-quality metal chassis is resistant to dust, shock and water.

Availability and Licensing

The IGEL UD Pocket can be purchased through IGEL channel partners in the UK for £89+vat. Licensing for the IGEL UD Pocket is assigned to the USB stick, independent of the MAC address of the target endpoint. This flexibility to roam from one device to another, along with regular IGEL firmware updates, offers IT organisations a simple solution for managing a diverse range of 64-bit x86 devices and Macs.


To experience the capabilities of IGEL’s OS, UDC and UMS, download here, or request free evaluation hardware.


IGEL on Social Media







About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows 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


Media Contact:

Tom Herbst

Tel: +44 (0)7768 145571


New 10ZiG Quad Core 4K Thin Client & Zero Client Series Featuring 3-Monitor Support, Touch Technology, and PoE Option to Debut at VMworld

10ZiG Technology® is primed to reveal its new 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with exceptional 3-monitor 4KUHD support, innovative touch technology, and PoE option at VMworld Las Vegas 2017.

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New 10ZiG Quad Core 4K Thin Client & Zero Client Series Featuring 3-Monitor Support, Touch Technology, and PoE Option to Debut at VMworld Las Vegas 2017

 Enterprising 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series enhances the 10ZiG Technology line of devices with innovative design, first-time features, and outstanding product performance with the 10ZiG touch!

 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – 10ZiG Technology® is primed to reveal its new 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with exceptional 3-monitor 4KUHD support, innovative touch technology, and PoE option at VMworld Las Vegas 2017. The new line of devices works seamlessly with a choice of Win10 IoT, PeakOS™ (Linux) or NOS™ (Zero) for exceptional performance with VMware, Citrix, and other SBC/VDI platforms.

 “Our customers rely on us to keep up with ever-changing demands in today’s market. The debut of our revolutionary 5900q Thin & Zero Client Series addresses a noticeable growing desire for multiple 4K resolution setups, including support of triple combinations of different display outputs like 1x HDMI / 2x DisplayPort. We’re very excited to launch and demonstrate this new series at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas and will be showcasing it for the entire show.” Says Kevin Greenway, Chief Technology Officer of 10ZiG Technology.

 Advanced 10ZiG 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Features

 ·         3-Monitor Support – The new 10ZiG 5900q Series is based on the Intel Braswell Refresh CPU platform to support triple-monitor displays for virtual desktop solutions. The 3840 x 2160 @30Hz / 2560 x 1600 @60Hz support allows for a maximum of three simultaneous displays, including an in-demand 1x HDMI / 2x DisplayPort combination.

·         Outstanding Small Footprint Performance – The 5900q CPU features the Intel Pentium Processor N Series N3710. This quad core processor operates at a base frequency of 1.60-GHz (burst frequency 2.56-GHz), including 2-MB L2 cache. It brings with it outstanding performance, based on its 14 nm architecture coupled with lower power usage of an average of 6-W TDP. Supplying the display capabilities is an Intel HD Graphics 405 integrated graphics unit which operates at a base frequency of 400 MHz (burst frequency 700 MHz). The DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM (8-GB max) RAM offers higher speed and frequency than ever before.

·         Touch Technology & Innovative Design – The 10ZiG 5900q Series is ergonomic in design with its beautiful gloss casing, solid aluminum chassis, capacitive tough technology power button, two USB 3.0 ports, and rotating “ports-on-foot” stand; the unique swivel foot stand includes two USB 2.0 ports and a speaker.

·         PoE Optional Module – 10ZiG has had the PoE option covered for VMware Horizon PCoIP via the 10ZiG V1200-P Zero Client. Now, with the introduction of the 5900q Series, support is also readily available for Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX, and Microsoft RDP with the optional PoE Module.

 The 10ZiG 5900q Client Series VMworld Experience

The new 10ZiG 5900q Thin & Zero Client hardware is accompanied by 10ZiG custom imaging, no-cost 10ZiG Manager Centralised Software utility, no-charge 3-Year Advanced Replacement Warranty, and superior based Technical Support/Customer Service. This 10ZiG difference provides customers with all the power, speed, performance, and help they could ever need. The 5900q Series can be experienced August 27th through August 31st at VMworld Las Vegas 2017 event, 10ZiG Booth #1118, and ongoing with our 30-day, no-obligation, free demos at


About 10ZiG Technology®

10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client endpoint devices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 10ZiG provides leading Intel and AMD based Dual and Quad Core Thin Clients and Zero Clients for VMware PCoIP & Blast Extreme, Citrix HDX, and Microsoft environments, in addition to the widest range of Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients on the market. 10ZiG offers free, no-obligation demo devices, Technical Support teams based in the U.S. and U.K., and provides 10ZiG Manager console with cloud capabilities completely free with unlimited user licenses supported. Get a free evaluation device today at



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HP Releases Next-Generation Thin Clients | – Storage Reviews

HP Next-Generation Thin ClientsHP Releases Next-Generation Thin Clients

() Today HP announced two new next-generation thin clients that aim to deliver PC-like performance and the security, the t530 Thin Client and the mt21 Mobile Thin Client. Coming with all new designs, the Thin Clients are ideal for several use cases in a range of markets.


The HP t530 Thin Client is available today with a starting price of $389. The HP mt21 Mobile Thin Client is expected to be available in September with an estimated starting price of $449.

Managing Windows access to VDI with Praim Agile

An often-overlooked aspect of migrating to a remote desktop computing infrastructure is the existing desktops. Some installations plan and develop a hardened Windows build with restricted capabilities and the bare minimum of functionality. Other implementations look to repurposing software, like Praim’s ThinOX4PC to convert PCs into thin clients, either as an interim solution prior to migration to dedicated thin client hardware devices or as part of a strategy relating to asset longevity. Unfortunately, there are as many implementations where this final step is not considered at all and involves little more than an icon created on the PCs desktop. Praim have recently released Agile 2.0 to help with connections from the Windows desktop and to assist in several other permutations.


Skype for Business – VMware optimised solution

One of the innovations recently announced by VMware is the optimised solution for Skype for Business.


R&D department at Praim decided to test this new solution.


From an architectural point of view, the optimised VMware solution is not far from what other virtualization vendors have already proposed, it is about the client’s ability to create a point-to-point pointing connection without having to pass through the server.



New T310 Thin Client from HP – pictures, collateral and review

thin client HP t310Palo Alto, CA.  July 10, 2017 – The HP t310 is HP’s next generation zero client  with a new modern design, that provides the high-performance customers want, and the security they need. It now includes a built-in VESA mounting pattern1 creating a more efficient workspace for end users.

The HP t310 Zero Client makes deployment simple right out of the box for VMWare®2 and Amazon Workspaces3, plus Teradici Management tools4make updates and device monitoring easy.

“With no data stored on the HP t310 Zero Client, it reduces the risk of your data getting into the wrong hands,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president and global head product management and engineering, Thin Clients, HP Inc. “Users and IT professionals appreciate HP zero clients because they boot up very-fast, require minimal to no management or configuration and tend to be more efficient to maintain than traditional thin clients”

The new HP t310 Zero Client comes with an array of new features:

  • Impressive new sleek ID with built-in VESA mounting pattern1
  • Upgraded graphics option with one DisplayPort™ and one DVI port
  • Six USB ports
  • Upgraded firmware from 4.8 to 5.5


“We are delighted to add the new HP t310 to the PCoIP Teradici product family” says Brian Lowe, Global Vice President of OEM Partners at Teradici. “All the new features will have broad vertical market appeal from a trusted global vendor like HP Inc.”

Pricing and Availability

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The HP t310 is scheduled to be available in July starting at $309.00 (USD).


Legal Disclaimers:

  1. Mounting hardware sold separately
  2. VMware is sold separately, subscription required.
  3. Amazon WorkSpaces requires subscription from Amazon. See for complete details.  Amazon Workspaces requires Teradici firmware version 4.6 or higher.
  4. Teradici Management Console is sold separately, subscription required


VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.  Amazon WorkSpaces is a trademark of, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.  DisplayPort™ and the DisplayPort™ logo are trademarks owned by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) in the United States and other countries.


Italy’s favourite cake producers Bauli whips complexity with Citrix and Praim

Bauli, one of the most famous panettone producers in Italy, was founded in 1922; each year the company sells over 15 millions of its traditional Christmas panettones and pandoros, as well as its Easter colombas.

As the company has enlarged into four manufacturing sites and 27 distribution centres, the complexity and IT difficulties have risen. To solve the problems Bauli implemented Citrix solutions to virtualise all of its applications and deployed Praim thin clients and ThinMan console across its locations.

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The best of centralised management: Praim Agile – Your Smart Cloud Access

Praim, a global leader in providing a complete system to manage powerful software and hardware workstations has announced the launch of Agile – Your Smart Cloud Access, the latest addition to the Praim solution portfolio which offers users with a new interaction modality to create a totally safe zero client experience on Windows PCs and thin clients.

“Praim Agile is the perfect solution for businesses looking to provide their users with unified and simplified, yet flexible, smart and secure workspace”, said Stefano Bonmassar, Praim Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “It provides a new level of simplicity and security to organisations of all sizes.”

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Thin Client Market Embraces Raspberry Pi

Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a software upgrade for the Pi-based SC-T25 thin client that it announced last year.


PowerShell scripts: Windows vs Praim Agile. Which method will you choose?

On Windows 7 and later releases of the Operating System, it is possible to use PowerShell Remoting.

This service provides the user with PowerShell terminals and allows him to execute PS scripts on remote computers. Once the connection to the remote computer is established, all PS feature are available, like to mount network shares or installing software from the command line.

From now on, the machine which will issue the PowerShell commands will be called ‘Client’, while the one which will execute the commands will be called ‘Server’.

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HP Delivers Software to Accelerate Move to Cloud Computing

Today at Citrix Synergy, HP announced a software bundle to repurpose aging PCs for use as thin clients. Software bundle repurposes aging PCs for use as thin clients

HP Thin Client Conversion SuiteOrlando, FL. at Citrix Synergy, May 23, 2017 – A new HP software bundle is making it easier to accelerate a businesses’ transition from traditional local computing strategies to a new VDI or other cloud-centric solutions. The HP Thin Client Conversion Suite repurposes an aging PC into a thin client solution that supports a wide variety of backend systems while maintaining the existing OS, reducing risk, and lowering costs for training and hardware. The HP Thin Client portfolio is showcased in Booth #305.

“Our HP Thin Client Conversion Suite allows customers to move to the cloud even if they do not necessarily have the IT budget to purchase new thin client devices,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president and global head product management and engineering, Thin Clients, HP Inc. “Our simple software bundle allows customers to optimize PCs with all the benefits of a thin client, ensuring superb end-user experience and effortless device management.”

For IT administrators, the HP Thin Client Conversion Suite provides the peace-of-mind that comes with the ability to confidently secure and control devices. It allows administrators to customize the end-user experience, uses all existing management tools and has an identical management experience across all repurposed PCs and thin clients. The suite provides easy device management and can deploy configurations quickly to a large number of devices, at multiple locations, at the same time. The software used to convert the PCs limits local changes and prevents unauthorized software installations, decreasing malware exposure and overall cost of management.

For users, HP Thin Client Conversion Suite keeps them productive with an incredible suite of software solutions, network performance optimization, customizable interfaces and a familiar Windows® operating system experience. The suite delivers better connectivity and performance for remote workers or for those on poor networks.

HP Thin Client Conversion Suite includes:

  • HP Write Manager – an all-new design makes configuration changes and custom profile setups simple with minimal end-user interruptions that can increase performance and reliability both for repurposed PCs and all HP Thin Clients.
  • HP Device Manager – allows you to configure, manage, maintain and update your install base and security certificate assignments all from one interface.
  • HP Easy Shell – quick, simple and customizable and provides a clean streamlined experience for HP Thin Client Windows Embedded environments.
  • HP USB Port Manager – features the ability to block all USB devices, allow only certain USB devices, and set access to USB mass storage devices as read-only.
  • HP Velocity – optimizes the user experience and is especially suited to challenging network environments and improving the user experience for virtualized applications.

Pricing and Availability

The HP Thin Client Conversion Suite is scheduled to be available in June for $149.00 (USD).

About HP Thin Clients

Over the past four decades, HP has led the transition from the dumb terminals of the 1970s to today’s powerful thin clients. Today, HP Thin Clients are used to power everything from doctors’ offices and schools, to trading rooms and large online retailers. According to the IDC Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Tracker, HP was the global share leader in Thin Clients in 2016 with 26.5% percent annual market share. With a long history in the thin client industry, HP is trusted by well-known technology partners to provide customers with the best possible solution.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at

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  1. HP Easy Shell is only available with a Windows operating system.

Source: IDC Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, 2016Q4

Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Citrix is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.


  1. HP Thin Client Conversion Suite can be installed on any HP platform.
  2. HP Thin Client Conversion Suite is supported on Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit).

How to bring control and business continuity to your IT department?

Companies worldwide have used millions of distributed PCs as workplaces for their employees, often unmanaged and out of control by the IT department. As we know, especially in recent years of crisis, the IT budget is limited and companies are realising that without the renewal of digital processes their competitiveness is at risk.

What are the solutions? It is increasingly evident that, used in this context, the PC is no longer a suitable device, at least not as it has been used until today. We could equip employees with alternative devices such as thin clients, designed to ensure IT managers control and simple and secure access to cloud infrastructure, but companies still have many distributed PCs, more or less recent, which could still be used for a few years (by improving certain limits they have), allowing a reduction of the initial investment and a gradual replacement with new devices.


Thin Clients, are they still a thing? – Techstringy podcast

How and why thin clients still have a place in modern IT infrastructure? Paul Stringfellow from Techstringy interviewed Praim UK Territory Manager, Tony Main in the newest episode of Tech Interviews.The interview talks about the history of thin clients and how from rather dumb low power endpoints they became modern high powered and flexible devices.The podcast is very timely due to “WannaCry” (WanaCrypt0r 2.0) ransomware outbreak as Tony explains why thin client devices can be essential parts in a data security plan.


Iris Hatzenbichler’s new marketing director EMEA at IGEL Technology

Der Endpoint-Management-Spezialist setzt für seine europäischen Marketing-Aktivitäten auf die über 16-jährige Erfahrung von Iris Hatzenbichler, die zuvor bereits für namhafte Software-Unternehmen erfolgreich war.  

Bremen, 16. Mai 2017 – Iris Hatzenbichler ist neue Marketingdirektorin EMEA bei IGEL Technology. Ab sofort verantwortet sie in dieser Position die gesamten Marketing-Aktivitäten des Unternehmens für Europa. Auf Basis ihrer jahrelangen Erfahrung in der Kommunikation für Software-Unternehmen wird Hatzenbichler bei IGEL die Schärfung der Markenbotschaft ins Zentrum ihrer Tätigkeit rücken. Zuvor war sie für den Software-defined Storage-Anbieter Falconstor sowie für DataCore Software in leitenden Markting-Funktionen tätig.

Iris Igel thin clientIris Hatzenbichler ist seit über 16 Jahren in der IT tätig. Zuletzt leitete sie die EMEA Marketing-Aktivitäten von FalconStor Software. Dort konnte sie für das Unternehmen in nur einem Jahr 10 Awards erringen und legte durch die Thought Leadership Positionierung im Bereich Software-defined Storage wichtige Grundsteine für eine Neuorientierung. Davor war Hatzenbichler 14 Jahre bei DataCore Software tätig. Neben ihrer Zuständigkeit für den gesamten Marketingbereich baute die Marketing-Expertin sehr erfolgreich das europäische Operations-Team auf und hatte wesentlichen Anteil an der Entwicklung des Unternehmens vom Startup zu einem der führenden Anbieter von Software-defined Storage-Lösungen mit zweistelligen jährlichen Wachstumsraten in Europa.

„Nach mehr als 16 Jahren in der Speicherwelt habe ich viele Veränderung miterlebt und mitgestaltet. Der Wandel vom einfachen Speichermanagement zur Virtualisierung bis hin zu einem Software-defined Storage Ansatz war eine Herausforderung. Aber immer war es eine Vision, die meine Begeisterung aufs Neue entfach hat. Mit dem Wechsel zu IGEL bleibe ich meinem Software-Mantra treu. Ob Cloud, IoT, Connectivity oder Mobility – im besten Fall sollte Software immer ‘revolutionär einfach’ sein. Ich freue mich auf die neue Aufgabe, mit einem großartigen Team und der breitgefächerten Partnerlandschaft IGEL`s Vision umzusetzen“, kommentiert Iris Hatzenbichler.

„Wir sind hoch erfreut, mit Iris Hatzenbichler eine so erfahrene Marketingleiterin in unserem Team begrüßen zu dürfen“, ergänzt Heiko Gloge, Gründer und CEO von IGEL. „Ihre Kompetenz, die hervorragenden Erfolge in der Führung internationaler Teams sowie ihre umfassenden Branchenkenntnisse sind eine echte Bereicherung für IGEL. Mit ihrem Know-how werden wir IGELs Vision eines einfachen, kosteneffizienten und vor allem sicheren Endpoint-Managements noch breiter und effizienter kommunizieren.“

In ihrer neuen Funktion wird Iris Hatzenbichler auch auf der Citrix Synergy vom 22.-25. Mai in Orlando zu Gast sein, auf der IGEL sein gesamtes Lösungsportfolio präsentieren wird.


The endpoint management specialist uses for its European marketing activities on over 16 years of experience of Iris Hatzenbichler that was previously already successfully for well-known software companies.

Bremen, May 16, 2017 – Iris Hatzenbichler’s new marketing director EMEA at IGEL Technology. As of now, she is responsible in this position, the overall marketing activities of the company in Europe. Based on their years of experience in communications for software companies Hatzenbichler is the sharpening of the brand message the heart of their work at IGEL. She previously worked for the software-defined storage vendor FalconStor and DataCore Software in conducting Marketing functions.

Iris Hatzenbichler operates in IT for over 16 years. Most recently, she led the EMEA marketing activities of FalconStor Software. There she was able to win 10 awards for the company in just one year and placed by the thought leadership position in software-defined storage important foundation stones for a new orientation. Before that Hatzenbichler spent 14 years at DataCore Software. In addition to its responsibility for the entire marketing area, the marketing expert built very successful European operations team and played a major role in the development of the company from startup to a leading provider of software-defined storage solutions double-digit annual growth rates in Europe.

“After more than 16 years in the storage world, I have witnessed many changes and shaped. The transformation from simple storage management for virtualization to a software-defined storage approach was a challenge. But it was always a vision that my enthusiasm anew entfach. With the switch to IGEL I stay true to my software mantra. Whether cloud IoT, connectivity and mobility – at best should always be software ‘revolutionary easy’. I look forward to the new task to implement with a great team and broad partner landscape IGEL`s vision, “said Iris Hatzenbichler.

“We are delighted to welcome you with Iris Hatzenbichler such an experienced Marketing Manager to our team,” adds Heiko Gloge, founder and CEO of IGEL. “Their expertise, the outstanding successes in managing international teams and their extensive knowledge of the industry are a real asset to IGEL. With its know-how we will communicate wider and more efficient IGEL vision of a simple, cost-efficient and above all secure endpoint management. ”

In her new role Iris Hatzenbichler is also on the Citrix Synergy of 22-25th May be in Orlando as a guest, will present at IGEL its complete solution portfolio.

Distributed thin client management: The remote site conundrum and the elephant in the room?

Why should remote management of thin clients be complex? The benefits of thin client have centred on simplicity and ease of deployment, these have long been touted as the salient points that make the technology so compelling, so where is the issue? This message has been the rallying cry for the thin clients since their initial release in the 1990’s, however, the reality is that these two strengths are today only part of the whole picture. Contemporary devices are now feature rich, complex devices that are geared to work in enterprise environments, and with the growth of hosted services are having to adapt to these requirements as well. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) now also provides more opportunity to use a “dumb” device, so using a thin client which can be remotely managed becomes a valuable add-on in these instances.



What are the main advantages of thin client strategy? – Praim interview with Sacha Thomet

– What are the main advantages of thin client strategy?

Like already said, to save money. Also, thin clients are easier to manage, easier to maintain and, not to forget, they have a lower power consumption. But I also say that a pure thin client strategy is not sufficient, you probably still have some employees who want to have the possibility to work offline. In my point of view, a Bring Your Own Device strategy (BYOD) is a good addition to a full thin client strategy.