Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) delivers the customised technology experiences healthcare needs to make everything connect. ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions with services tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact. We have organized our company and approach around our 5 key verticals are Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Transportation and Government.
Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers all over the world. With 3,400 business partners worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise achieves an effective global reach with a local focus. Our worldwide headquarters is in France and our US headquarters is in Calabasas California. We have customers, offices and employees all over the world. As a matter of fact, we have employees in 53 countries.
As healthcare delivery continues to change and payment modalities continue to swing, the need for efficiency across the healthcare landscape has continued to grow and that certainly includes the heart of the healthcare system, the networking and communications infrastructure. Our healthcare IT customers are consistently being asked by hospital management to do more with less. With all of these changes, our company has been in an excellent position to grow, and we have done so with a continued focus on building relationships and partnering with our healthcare customers. We are diligent in our focus to work alongside our customers, understanding not only strategies around communications but also to understand clinical strategies as well. We feel that selling hardware is simply not enough. We seek to understand the larger strategy so that we can be of maximum service to our hospital partners.
We feel that we differentiate ourselves from our competition because we are relationship driven and not transaction driven. For us, that means that we are not looking to simply sell a truckload of switches and move to the next sale. Instead, we deliver what we believe our clients need most. And that is a partner to understand the needs of the IT department and to become an integral part of the solution that will ultimately help provide better and more cost-effective healthcare.