Have you decided to shift your organization’s operations to the cloud? No transition could ever hope to be successful without careful consideration of all relevant factors. Are you aware of the concerns you should be taking into account for this change? Here is a definitive list of factors that you must consider when moving to the cloud.
Many hospitals and healthcare facilities resort to using outdated computers and software for locating your medical history even today, which firstly, makes it hard to locate and time-consuming, and secondly, the information may not be up to date! While these systems may be one notch up from the almost obsolete paper file systems, they are yet short of the level of efficiency these systems demand.
The solution? The conversion of healthcare facilities to using electronic health records. It was estimated that 2015 was to be the year in which most providers will be using cloud services, but even now the healthcare industry lags behind and has a long way to go.
You are probably aware of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a term that clearly denotes the changing enterprise landscape. Technology, as we can see, has not only changed customer behavior but also the way employees work in and contribute to an organization. BYOD is not a trend, it is in fact a whole new way of business operation. It has become a norm as it provides both employees and employers with plenty of benefits to enjoy.
BYOD policies mean you allow your employees to work more comfortably using devices they are more familiar with. While it definitely means better productivity and mobility, it has its own set of concerns. And when you mix it all up with public cloud – they say it’s the perfect recipe for disaster.
As it turns out, public or private is not the only cloud-related confusion boggling consumers’ minds. The cloud computing landscape has expanded exponentially over the years and there are more choices than there ever were. One of the biggest debates you will come across is the comparison between proprietary and open-source cloud.
In actuality, proprietary and open-source are two different models with unique advantages and drawbacks all their own. While far from ubiquitous, anyone with a familiarity with the tech industry would have come across both of these terms. In order to understand which one you should go for, you should first understand both concepts and the advantages they hold over each other.
It was said that ‘the cloud is the future’, but it was never really specified which cloud, exactly. As IT experts, we understand that cloud computing can be a complicated subject and vague statements simply don’t help consumers in making the right decision. Once you have decided to shift to cloud, that is just the beginning of it all. Ahead lies a series of decisions that can make a world of difference with the degree to which they can benefit your business.
One of the most important decisions in this regard is choosing between private or public cloud. Now the service providers may further complicate the scenario with their own technical jargons and explanations based on their preferences. The key to making the right decision is in actually understanding how the two concepts differ and what exactly they offer.
Virtualization is a broad and often misunderstood term, not just in business but in the IT circle itself. Since many businesses struggle to understand what it can offer, it can be difficult to understand the benefits. However, if understood and implemented properly, it can offer an array of benefits, even to small and midsized businesses.
In order to abate this confusion, we will first discuss the essence of virtualization, then we will outline the positive effects that its implementation would have on your business.