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What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.
Cloud applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, these applications run on a cloud provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.
In an effort to build on-demand IT services, reduce costs, focus internal resources on core business functions, and gain a competitive edge, many companies are leveraging cloud service providers as a key part of their overall IT strategy. While cloud providers deliver an array of services and capabilities, they can also introduce unforeseen risks and vulnerabilities that companies must identify and effectively manage.
Historically, companies were required to buy, build, and maintain their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. cloud services give companies an alternative. Now, they can plug in and subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the Internet. The cloud model has flourished in recent years because of the many benefits it offers to businesses of all sizes and types.
Using cloud computing can help enable healthcare organizations to combine financial data with operational and clinical data—allowing more robust identification and analysis of trends and anomalies in medical cost data. Both the pressure to reduce healthcare costs and the potential savings from cloud solutions may ultimately drive payers and providers to embrace cloud technology.
Here’s what’s driving customers to take advantage of cloud computing solutions:
- No Large Up-Front Investment
- No Steep Learning Curve
- No Maintenance Headaches
- No Outdated Solutions
Is Cloud Computing Right For You?
Whether you want to formally define how you will use cloud services as part of your IT strategy, deploy a new cloud service, evaluate a set of cloud providers, or assess the viability of your existing cloud strategy, HITEC can help you understand, prioritize, and mitigate risks in order to make the most of your cloud investments. We help clients develop effective cloud computing strategies based on an understanding of business benefit balanced with a firm perspective on associated risks introduced by cloud providers.
Our company leverages cloud computing to allow our clients to concentrate on their core competencies – getting them out of the IT operations business. We provide cloud computing planning, strategy and migration services including: Software as a service (SaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and other hosted and managed services. We provide our clients with a “Health IT Community Cloud”. Participants gain the benefits of a private cloud — sharing computing resources and accessing applications suited to the Healthcare industry in a secure environment — without incurring the cost of building an internal cloud.