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BridgeHead Software Appoints New EMEA Sales Director to Build on Company’s Presence in Private and Public Sector European Healthcare

Tony Tomkys comes to BridgeHead Software from CommVault, where he was Business Director for Public Sector

Ashtead, UK – Tuesday August 17 2010 – BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) company, today announced the appointment of Tony Tomkys to head up their sales operation in EMEA. In his new role as Director of Sales for EMEA, Tomkys aims to further increase BridgeHead’s UK customer footprint in the NHS and private healthcare sector as well as driving pan-European initiatives.

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Tomkys joins BridgeHead Software from CommVault, where he was Business Director for Public Sector. Before that, he held a range of positions from direct sales through to channel management and marketing at companies such as Steria, Morse, HP, Unisys and Apple.

A seasoned sales professional with over 27 years of experience in IT, Tomkys plans to harness his expertise in healthcare data and storage management to maximise BridgeHead’s company growth objectives.

Tomkys said, “I have been working in the public sector for some time, but I was really attracted by BridgeHead’s specialisation in healthcare, particularly their Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) architecture. HSV is fast becoming recognised by healthcare IT professionals as an intuitive, future-proof technology platform that solves one of the most urgent problems facing hospitals today: that of the security, protection, management and storage of terabytes of patient and administrative data in a flexible, efficient and cost-effective way.”

Tony Cotterill, Chief Executive of BridgeHead Software, added, “We are pleased to welcome Tony Tomkys to the BridgeHead Software team. His experience and knowledge of public sector healthcare in particular will be invaluable to us as we increase the uptake of our data and storage management solutions throughout the UK, mainland Europe and further afield.”

In his spare time, Tomkys enjoys sport – especially football and cricket – and he is a keen cook. He lives in Oxford, where he spends most of his free time with his wife, five children and one grandchild.


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About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV) company, offers a scalable, future-proof platform to overcome rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around the access, availability and protection of critical electronic patient data.

Trusted by more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, BridgeHead Software solves healthcare organisations’ backup, recovery and archiving challenges. BridgeHead’s HSV solutions are designed to operate with any hospital’s chosen software applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor. This presents healthcare organisations with more choice, flexibility and control over the way data is accessed, protected and managed. The net effect – better utilisation of hardware resources and, more importantly, the efficient distribution, availability and use of vital healthcare data.

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About Healthcare Storage Virtualization (HSV)
Healthcare Storage Virtualization is a technology platform that decouples software applications from the physical storage hardware on which the application data resides. By separating these applications from the storage device/s, healthcare organisations have a lot more choice, flexibility and control over the way data is accessed, protected and managed. The net effect – better utilisation of hardware resources and, more importantly, the efficient access and use of critical electronic patient data.

HSV allows healthcare organisations to take ownership of their data even though it may reside on disparate software and hardware systems. Being vendor-agnostic, BridgeHead HSV has the ability to interface with any storage platform intelligently, creating better and broader availability of content as well as prohibiting unwanted access and providing comprehensive disaster recovery capability.

In addition, BridgeHead HSV technology offers powerful connectivity to all storage media types. As part of its advanced data protection and archiving features, HSV allows files to be transformed (e.g. compressed and de-duplicated) invisibly in the background, irrespective of media type and functionality, vastly reducing the capacity required across the storage real estate and often delaying the need for hardware upgrades.

Finally, BridgeHead’s focus on healthcare lies at the heart of HSV. Consequently, all of the common native standards found within healthcare IT are supported e.g. HL7, DICOM XDS style interfaces etc. This support allows speedy integration of the HSV solution resulting in a more rapid return on investment.