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IGEL Adds Skype for Business Support

December 11, 2017

Endpoint management software company IGEL has added support for Skype for Business. This new capability is available in IGEL OS 10.03.210 and 5.12.100 devices and configured with VMware Horizon Client 4.6.

The company notes this is an important new development given that 60 percent of organizations with 50,000 or more employees, 62 percent of organizations with 10,000 to 49,999, and 53 percent of organizations with 5,000 to 9,999 employees use Skype for Business.

“There is no doubt that Skype for Business is increasingly popular among enterprises of all sizes,” said Simon Clephan, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at IGEL. “IGEL is committed to providing end users with the best possible audio and video communications capabilities, regardless of which virtualization protocols they are leveraging. By optimizing the IGEL OS and adding support for Skype for Business with VMware Horizon Client 4.6, we are now able to offer our channel partners the flexibility of choice for universal communications as a part of VDI. We are also pleased to enable the high-performance communications that customers in health care, financial services, the public sector, and other vertical markets want and expect from their VMware VDI deployments.”

VDI standards for virtual desktop infrastructure. As another VDI solution provider, Citrix, explains, it “refers to the process of running a user desktop inside a virtual machine that lives on a server in the data center.” VDI is attractive because it enables centralized management, security, and simplicity while enabling for desktop personalization.

Citrix, Huawei, Microsoft, and VMware are the global VDI market leaders, according to October 2016 data from Technavio. It said Atlantis Computing, Centerm, Cisco, dinCloud, HP, IGEL, LISTEQ, Ncomputing, NetApp, Pano Logic, Parallels, Red Hat, Stratodesk, and Verixo Technologies are also prominent VDI solution providers.

Edited by Maurice Nagle