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Christmas doesn’t have to be Crisis with the Aimar Foundation and IGEL

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(businesspress24) - Reading UK. December 21, 2017 ational centre as well locations in Birmingham, Coventry, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

It is expected that around 4,700 homeless guests will be supported by the charity this year during the nine-day festive and New Year period.

The IGEL equipment is part of a total IT package provided to Crisis at Christmas by the Aimar Foundation, a charity founded in 2005 by IT staff from global financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, as part of its strong culture to give back to the communities it works in.

Simon Clark, Aimar Foundation

Unfortunately, homelessness is still a major issue in society. According to research from Crisis, there are 160,000 homeless households in Britain today.

Last year, Crisis at Christmas centres served 32,267 nutritious hot meals, carried out 795 health screenings, repaired 605 items of clothing and delivered 1,463 advisory sessions. Around 10,536 volunteers gave up 240,960 hours to help.

This year, Crisis will provide around 26 services to homeless guests ranging from counselling, hairdressing, dental and eye care, Internet Cafes

A tight window to get set up solved by using VDI and thin clients from IGEL
Crisis at Christmas used to take over disused buildings to locate its support centres but this has evolved with the charity now using schools and colleges given staff and students are on holiday and the facilities empty. Simon Clark explains,

This is where Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and thin client terminals come into play. The Aimar Foundation is providing Crisis at Christmas with a hosted desktop from Nasstar running Citrix XenApp. Around 320 powerful IGEL UD3 terminals have been lent to the Aimar Foundation which are optimized for multimedia applications. The system is secure, quick to set up and easy to remotely manage by AimarManaged Services, London Grid for Learning, Project Fusion, Everything Corporate, RDC and MoveIT.

Guests will be provided all the normal Microsoft Office applications, Internet browsing, storage and Voice over IP. The latter is being delivered for free by Gradwell Communications.

In addition, the system supports seven languages - English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Romanian

Clark continued,

Ainsley Brooks, IGEL& Ireland country manager, says,

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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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Date: 12/21/2017 - 16:12
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