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Simon Richards

Simon Richards
Simon Richards serves as Managing Director of IGEL Technology Ltd, located in Reading, UK. With more than 20 years of experience in sales within the information technology sector, much of that time spent selling and marketing thin client solutions, Richards is responsible for expanding IGEL’s presence in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Spain overseeing IGEL’s sales and marketing teams and building relationships with IGEL’s channel partners in the region. During his tenure at IGEL, Richards led the growth and expansion of IGEL’s North American sales and presales teams.

Thin Clients for Education as Easy as ABC

It doesn’t take long to learn that thin clients for the Education sector are a perfect match. It’s almost as if the natural benefits of a cloud or virtual desktop were made for the challenges of the classroom or lecture room. After experiencing the ease of working with IGEL thin… Read More »

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An Englishman’s Castle is His Home

IGEL is working with a vast number of housing associations throughout the UK providing cost effective thin client solutions for their staff. That’s over 30 organisations who in total manage tens of thousands of properties. Cost is important.  Without meaning to state the obvious, the raison d’être of a housing… Read More »

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Vinyl Sales are at a Record High. And so is HMV’s Business Performance.

You might not be aware of this but the late John Peel, the legendary BBC broadcaster and DJ, was a former computer programmer who worked for an American insurance company in the 1960s writing code for an IBM 1410.  With his love of music, no doubt he’d be very pleased but… Read More »

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IGEL Supports Crisis at Christmas

Technology has a massive impact on all our lives but it’s hard to imagine how IGEL thin clients could help make a difference to the homeless in London over the Christmas period but thanks to the Crisis charity and the dedicated support of thousands of volunteers, it does. This Christmas… Read More »

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Trouser Change from a Grand when you Buy 10 UD Pockets for £995

You might have read about the spat between MPs and civil servants resulting from British Prime Minister, Teresa May, wearing designer leather trousers from Amanda Wakeley.  They retail at £995.  The saga has focused on whether she is out of touch with ordinary people – due to their cost – especially as politicians have been pushing… Read More »

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New Desktop Era Promises More Freedom for IT Administrators

For many IT administrators the feeling of being shackled to the desktop will be familiar involving an endless round of responding to helpdesk tickets raised by users, running security patches and rolling out upgrades. But a new desktop era is upon us in the form of the managed workspace which… Read More »

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Reaching an Armistice from the Protocol Wars is Possible

Trying to manage IT today, I’m reminded of the famous US Navy SEAL saying “the only easy day was yesterday.” Simply put, it means tomorrow will be harder.  Heads of IT departments might nod sagely at this.  They have to deal with a range of conflicting challenges delivering day-to-day IT operations while keeping costs down as… Read More »

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Forget Brexit. Focus on security.

We live in times characterised by the ‘new normal’. Obviously there’s Brexit. Many pundits and politicians really didn’t see that coming and the fallout of leaving the EU has only just begun as the UK navigates its exit. But forget the side show of Brexit. The real meat and potatoes mega issue… Read More »

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Five Myths about Thin Clients

Think you know about thin clients? Most IT administrators think they do and many have dismissed them but the world has changed and the latest thin client hardware and software thin clients are more than fit for purpose. Here are five thin client myths busted that should give you cause… Read More »

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