Alan Arnold

Alan Arnold is the EVP and CTO for Vision Solutions and is responsible for the global technology, services and support strategy for the business. Alan joined Vision in 2000, and since joining the company, he has served in a variety of positions including EVP of Technologies and President and Chief Operating Officer of worldwide operations. Prior to joining Vision Solutions, Alan was a senior technology executive in the management consulting practice of Ernst & Young. He has authored or co-authored five books on technology and business topics that have been published worldwide. He has written numerous articles for some of the leading publications in the industry, and has had his work presented to the United States Senate Technology subcommittee and State of California.

Real-Time Data Sharing: What Can It Do For Your Business?

Senior managers expect IT teams to deliver consistent, high-quality data that creates a single view across the business. But with data stored across multiple databases and platforms, where does this single view reside? Attempting to combine all data into one ‘logical’ database presents major data formatting, transformation and consistency challenges. But what if you could instead effortlessly repl...

The Power Of Information Availability: Recovering Business Value From Unprofitable Downtime

Over the last few years, every business has faced an onslaught of challenges: global economic volatility, fierce competition, customer churn, mergers and acquisitions, rising security concerns and waves of regulatory compliance issues. Meanwhile, stakeholders continue to demand that top executives increase profits, lower costs, expand market share and grow revenue. To solve these issues, much has ...

Assessing The Financial Impact Of Downtime

“Fiduciary responsibility”. “Due diligence”. Such are the key watchwords for businesses everywhere. Indeed, these simple phrases are in fact the core concepts underlying regulations that cover stockholder rights, contracts for merger and acquisition, and many other areas of business conduct. With the ever-increasing reliance of businesses upon their IT systems and electronically stored business da...

The Power Of Information Availability: What Every Healthcare IT Manager Needs To Know

Public and private healthcare and life sciences enterprises, like all organisations, must manage costs. But unlike other organisations, your responsibilities extend much further than ensuring your own fiscal health and profitability. For hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and life sciences companies, the physical health and safety of your patients is paramount. Many market forces are driving change...

Advanced Data Recovery For IBM AIX Environments

For the most part, traditional tape-based backup and recovery techniques accomplish their rudimentary goals. Nonetheless, they suffer a number of drawbacks. The backup process itself is at the heart of one of the problems. Applications typically must be stopped or curtailed, possibly for hours, while data is backed up. At one time, this could be done on weekends or evenings without affecting busin...