Logicalis Inks HP Enterprise Storage Agreement With Premier Healthcare Alliance

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Solution Provider Offers Extensive Portfolio of Healthcare Solutions to Premier’s Member Organizations

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With over 300 healthcare customers, this is a vertical market that we not only understand, but one in which we are experienced and ready to assist as Premier’s member companies consider their IT strategies.

To support the advanced technology needs of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 76,000-plus other healthcare sites served by the Premier healthcare alliance, Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services (http://www.us.logicalis.com), announced today the availability of its Premier enterprise data storage solutions contract. The contract extends Logicalis’ expertise in enterprise data storage and services, and a broad and extensive portfolio of healthcare technology solutions to the members of the Premier healthcare alliance through specially negotiated terms.

Premier is a coalition of over 2,500 hospitals and healthcare sites that use their combined purchasing power to negotiate quantity-of-scale discounts on a myriad of products, including select information technology products and solutions important to the daily operation of the member organizations’ individual IT environments.

Under the terms of Logicalis’ agreement with Premier, the solution provider will offer prenegotiated pricing on enterprise storage solutions from HP. The contract also includes Logicalis Services, providing members access to technical resources with deep storage and data management expertise.

“With HITECH, storage requirements for EHR and imaging data have skyrocketed,” says Karen Burton, U.S. Healthcare Practice manager for Logicalis. “Logicalis is a leader in the development of healthcare solutions based on HP enterprise storage products. Our storage services focus on optimizing and virtualizing storage as well as implementing replicated storage for disaster recovery. But storage is just a small piece of what Logicalis can do for Premier members. With over 300 healthcare customers, this is a vertical market that we not only understand, but one in which we are experienced and ready to assist as Premier’s member companies consider their IT strategies.”

“With nearly two decades of experience with HP, Logicalis is a natural choice for Premier when it comes to enterprise storage solutions,” says Brandon Harris, vice president of Logicalis HP Solutions. “We are excited to have the opportunity to serve such a vast number of Premier members in this capacity. While many of Premier’s healthcare members are already Logicalis clients, we see this as an opportunity for Logicalis to earn the same trust and respect in all areas of IT from those Premier members who are not yet familiar with Logicalis and the many solutions and services we have to offer.”

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 76,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration, data center, and cloud computing and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $5 billion.
For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com .

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