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Jed Ayres

Jed Ayres
President and CEO of IGEL North America, Jed Ayres is responsible for leading the IGEL marketing and sales teams in building stronger relationships within the North American IT channel, and developing new tools and resources to help drive the success of mutual customers. He also oversees IGEL’s global marketing programs, and holds a seat as Managing Director on the IGEL Technology Group Board of Directors. Ayres joined IGEL Technology from AppSense, which was acquired by LANDESK in March 2016. During his tenure at AppSense, he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, leading the company in dramatically increasing awareness and driving revenue growth through the transformation of AppSense’s digital marketing, social media, public relations and analyst relations programs. During his tenure there, he also drove efforts to unify the global partner program and increased the company’s investment in marketing programs for its top channel partners, which led to a double-digit increase in sales. Prior to AppSense, Ayres spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles in both publicly and privately held high growth IT solution providers operating within the $50M to $10B+ revenue range, including MCPc, MTM Technologies and GE Capital IT Solutions. Ayres holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Sonoma State University and an MBA from San Francisco State University. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Want to Increase Sales in 2017? Come to Our Citrix Summit Panel, January 10

IGEL is marking a special milestone at Citrix Summit 2017 . We’re celebrating more than 15 years of a great relationship with Citrix, and the latest stats prove our combined endpoint strategy is resonating strongly with customers: IGEL and Citrix teamed up to do 1,200 customer briefings around the globe… Read More »

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2017 Predictions: Security, Windows 10, Mobility Drives Thin Client Adoption

With 2017 upon us, it’s time to reflect on some of the key trends in 2016 and how they will impact IT in the year to come. In the spirit of the New Year, I’d like to offer the following 2017 predictions as organizations respond to key trends from this… Read More »

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IGEL Tees Up for Citrix Summit 2017

‘Winning Together’ is the theme of Citrix Summit 2017 and what better way to start the New Year than bringing IGEL’s winning team to one of the industry’s most important partner events! IGEL is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor this year and we have a ton of programs and… Read More »

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IGEL – Rising, Innovating and Emerging!

IGEL is on the move, receiving numerous new recognitions all along the way. Following IGEL’s recent recognition by Experton Group as a “Rising Star” and The Channel Company’s CRN as the Top 2016 Tech Innovator in the PC-Workstations/Desktops Category, IGEL has now added “Emerging Vendor of the Year” to the… Read More »

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IGEL Puts Your Entire Desktop, Right in Your Pocket

It’s here. The revolutionary IGEL UD Pocket is now available. The industry’s first Linux-based micro thin client, UD Pocket has been designed to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives and give greater power and control to organizations with remote or mobile workforces. Offering simple, secure and fully-functional anytime, anywhere… Read More »

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500 Thin Clients: No Waiting. How IGEL Takes the Stress Out of Scaling Up

We spend quite a bit of time traveling the globe to tell the IGEL story of thin clients’ rising dominance in enterprise computing, so it’s particularly gratifying when our story resonates so perfectly with a high profile industry veteran.  Brien Posey, a seven-time Microsoft MVP with 25 years of IT… Read More »

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Innovation Recognized: IGEL Takes Top Honors in CRN 2016 Tech Innovator Awards

It’s time to add another accolade to the IGEL wall of honors.  CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized IGEL with a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Award in the PC – Workstations/Desktops Category for the company’s UD3-LX and UD3-W7 + Thin Clients. This is an exceptional new recognition… Read More »

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Euro Analyst Firm Names IGEL to Top Digital Workspace Software Vendors List

IGEL’s powerful workspace management software is making legacy software vendors nervous these days, and for good reason.  We are now appearing on industry influencer lists of the top software vendors in the digital workspace, as the market sees our Universal Management Suite (UMS), proprietary Linux OS, and innovative product roadmap… Read More »

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IGEL Amps Up Partner Alliances and Names Inaugural 13 to New Platinum Tier

At IGEL we don’t just like our partners.  We ♥  our partners!  IGEL is a channel first company and the success we are seeing with our higher profile North American presence is the result of our strong relationships with the market’s top ranking partners in delivering industry-leading endpoint technology solutions,… Read More »

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IGEL and Samsung: A Great Thin Client Team!

What’s better than two technology innovators coming together to produce the absolute best solution for the market?  We’re feeling quite proud today as we announce our alliance with Samsung Electronics.  Samsung, one of the world’s most powerful technology brands, and an innovator in thin client cloud display technology, and IGEL,… Read More »

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