This partnership makes perfect sense for us because BridgeHead offers healthcare customers proven data management solutions deployed on virtually any storage hardware platform
Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Logicalis, an international provider of high-performance technology, has announced a strategic partnership with BridgeHead Software, an Enterprise Data Management (EDM) specialist, to provide the expertise and technology necessary to support today's critical healthcare information technology (IT) environments. IT professionals at healthcare organizations worldwide must maintain a high level of data availability to assure patient care, while dealing with exponential growth of electronic patient medical records and high-resolution medical imaging. The two companies will provide a consultative resource and a software platform to support these requirements, as well as addressing the growing requirements related to retaining, securing and protecting patient records in compliance with rapidly changing national and regional regulation trends, such as HIPAA in the US, European Directive on Personal Data and Electronic Communications, privacy acts in the UK, Australia, Canada and proposed privacy bills in Brazil and Latin America.
Both companies have significant experience in healthcare, with BridgeHead listing over 400 healthcare customer installations for its suite of EDM products including BH FileStore for the archiving and management of unstructured file data, BH PACStore for archiving PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) medical image data and HT Backup for data backup and recovery within healthcare settings. Logicalis has over 6,500 customers including many of the world's leading healthcare companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Logicalis will resell BridgeHead's complete suite of EDM products.
"This partnership makes perfect sense for us because BridgeHead offers healthcare customers proven data management solutions deployed on virtually any storage hardware platform," said Karen Burton, Healthcare Business Development Manager, Logicalis. "We're taking our experience and knowledge of infrastructure, storage, high availability, virtualization, business continuity, and our extensive services practices and applying them to the healthcare arena. Together we can offer a complete solution of IT infrastructure -- SANs, switches, networks -- along with software from BridgeHead -- and our implementation and support services. And BridgeHead is continually working to develop new healthcare solutions."
Ryan Witt, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for BridgeHead Software emphasized why the relationship is an important strategic initiative for BridgeHead: "Partnering with Logicalis will give us a significant edge in our goal of capturing an even bigger slice of the current healthcare opportunity. Success in healthcare, more than any other, depends on having an intimate understanding of specific customer needs and preferences and how the market functions. Logicalis has nurtured this market knowledge through a dedicated, highly trained division that sells into the sector and combines this with significant international reach and resources."
About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software is a leading developer of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) software for healthcare institutions. EDM combines backup, archive and recovery capabilities in one integrated solution to optimize the backup process, reduce storage costs, improve data access and fully protect data. EDM provides seamless integration into many healthcare specialized systems and applications, including HCIS from MEDITECH, and PACS systems from multiple vendors, Microsoft applications and other storage systems. BridgeHead Software is storage and vendor agnostic, enabling EDM to tie into customers' current and future mix of storage platforms.
BridgeHead Software has strong relationships with key storage and application technology vendors, and leading systems integrators enabling it to deliver fully integrated solutions exclusively through Value Added Reseller partners. Support, training, and consulting services are extended to customers and partners through the company's operations in USA and UK. For more information, visit http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com.
About Logicalis, Inc.
Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP, and Cisco.
Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With over 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.
Lisa Dreher, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Logicalis, Inc.
lisa.dreher @ us.logicalis.com; 425-201-8111
Arthur Germain, Principal, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis
agermain @ gocsg.com; 631-239-6335