Logicalis Cutting Edge Technology Deployment Recognised In 2006 Channel Network Awards

By | October 25, 2006

Logicalis has been recognised for its cutting edge technology implementations at the 2006 Channel Network Awards. The Integrated Security Solution Award was presented to Logicalis for its work with Lewisham Primary Care Trust (PCT) in delivering the first biometric security solution to a PCT in the UK.

Tom Kelly, managing director, Logicalis UK said, “Logicalis is delighted to be recognised for such groundbreaking technology implementation. Our work with Lewisham PCT demonstrates the importance of security, both in protecting and enabling better use of the IT environment. Embracing advanced technology solutions is a Logicalis strength, as is our continual commitment to delivering innovation and business value to the customers adopting them. This award recognises that commitment.”

The award was handed to Logicalis for its leading edge design and implementation of a state-of-the-art, three-tier security solution, combining electronic single sign-on, password management and biometric fingerprint authentication at Lewisham´s Children and Young Person´s Centre.

The Channel Network Awards judging panel recognised that the solution, implemented by Logicalis, in conjunction with Lambeth Southwark & Lewisham Shared ICT Services, ensured absolute patient confidentiality and safety for individual users, while simultaneously enabling more efficient collaboration between departments, to make patients treatment as painless and efficient as possible.

As a result of Logicalis´ implementation, 3,500 staff working with the trust now have secure access to confidential shared files using fingerprint technology, to enable faster, more efficient and better overall patient care.

Donna Jarrett, director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the Lambeth Southwark & Lewisham Shared ICT Services said, “The state-of-the-art security system we have in place today is testimony to breadth of skills and foresight of the Logicalis team and the good working relationship we have developed over the course of the project. More than just fulfilling our initial brief, Logicalis has helped us lay the foundations for the improved ICT environment which is the ultimate goal of the PCT.

This is an exciting project for Lewisham PCT as it demonstrates the success of multi-agency collaboration for the benefit of the local population. Moreover, it highlights how ICT can be used to protect and improve the quality of care offered to the most vulnerable people in our communities – children.”

The Channel Network Awards´ recognition of Logicalis´ strength in the security sector follows a string of other accolades received by the company this year. In February the Logicalis was named Cisco Gold Partner of the Year, and Cisco Services Partner of the Year at the Cisco Partner Summit while in June it was awarded the BT partner solution of the year award.

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