SHERIDAN, Wyo. and MELVILLE, N.Y., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program today announces Ptolemy Data Systems as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."
"Being named a Computerworld Honors Laureate recognizes everyone at Ptolemy Data Systems for our successful implementation of a statewide telemedicine network that delivers high-quality medical and psychiatric care to underserved populations in Wyoming," said Ryan Mulholland, president and CEO of Ptolemy Data Systems. "I hope that Ptolemy's participation in the Computerworld Honors Program will bring awareness to how advanced networking and communications technology can solve the problem of equal access to medical care and enhance the quality of life for residents of remote communities."
As a provider of comprehensive managed IT services, Ptolemy Data Systems delivers a broad range of technology solutions, including IT consulting, hosted IT services, business continuity, data storage and telehealth services. Ptolemy deployed FalconStor Software's suite of storage virtualization and data protection solutions at the core of its data center to facilitate the virtual storage, business continuity, disaster recovery and hosted application services for its customers.
Due to Ptolemy's expertise in data center management, networking and telecommunications, the Wyoming Telepsychiatry Project engaged the firm to create a statewide telemedicine network to bring much-needed medical and psychiatric care to isolated communities. Recently, the Wyoming Department of Health awarded Ptolemy a contract to expand its support of telehealth services for all state-funded healthcare facilities and public health offices.
Rural states such as Montana and Wyoming suffer from a lack of adequate access to medical and mental healthcare providers. Telehealth services, which Ptolemy's data center and networking infrastructure enables, offer critical-care access to rural communities and cost-saving opportunities for providers and payers alike. Telehealth networks permit communication between patients and medical staff as well as the secure transmission of medical, imaging and health informatics data from one site to another.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
About Ptolemy Data Systems
Ptolemy Group, Inc., (d/b/a Ptolemy Data Systems) is a leader in integrated technologies and managed data center services. Ptolemy's high-security data center and headquarters is located in Sheridan, Wyoming, where they provide services for a variety of industries including government, public safety, healthcare and finance. As a technology integrator, Ptolemy has partnered with industry leaders to bring advanced technical solutions to its clients. As a data center solutions provider, Ptolemy specializes in providing data-center-centric solutions that allow its clients rapid access to advanced technologies such as turn-key Disaster Recovery as a Service, managed server environments and virtual data center solutions. For additional information about Ptolemy's services visit www.pdsforme.com or call 1-800-775-5195.
About FalconStor Software
FalconStor Software, Inc., (Nasdaq:FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data protection. The company's mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).
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