Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Increased Cloud Demands Call for Health IT WAN Evolution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wide area networks (WAN) connect clinicians and other medical professionals to their organization’s data center to retrieve documents and records needed to perform their jobs. As technology continues to advance in the healthcare industry,...

DRaaS Solution Market Growth Assists Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Traditional disaster recovery solutions are falling by the wayside as cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solutions are expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next several years. Healthcare organizations looking to shed...

Healthcare IT Budgets Restrict On-Premise Server Deployments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Deciding on a cloud or on-premise solution is a challenge for any healthcare organization, especially when it comes to EHR solutions and data storage. Many factors such as security, control, connectivity, scalability, and cost determine which...

Dell EMC Releases ECM Platform for Virtual IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC has announced their latest version of their enterprise content management platform, Documentum 7.3. Dell EMC’s latest platform aims to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by creating easier delivery and deployment of new applications...

IT Infrastructure Skill Shortage a Challenge for IT Leaders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As IT infrastructure continues to grow, the demand for qualified and experienced IT staff continues to be a major challenge for CIOs.  That’s another major takeaway from a recent Harvey Nash survey of more than 3,000 CIOs and IT professionals...

AWS Eases Health IT Cloud Server Migration with New Tool

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released their Server Migration Service (SMS) for enterprise cloud migration last week to assist organizations needing to move their existing IT infrastructure to the cloud. AWS Server Migration Service assists organizations...

Management Tools Vital to Continued Health IT Cloud Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise IT environments are transforming rapidly, but  IT departments are struggling to manage increasingly complex cloud environments, according to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research. The research firm polled 166 US-based enterprise...

VMware, AWS Collaborate on New Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware and Amazon Web Service (AWS) have announced their collaboration on a new hybrid cloud service, VMware Cloud on AWS, available for enterprise deployment mid-2017. According to the official press release, “AWS will be VMware’s...

Lower Costs a Promising Sign for Private Healthcare Cloud?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

New research points to decreasing total cost of ownership for private cloud solutions, perhaps removing a barrier to entry for health IT infrastructure. Research conducted by 451 Research analyzed various cloud options and determined when organizations...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information sharing...

Will Multi-Cloud Gain Traction in Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data is no longer limited to on-premise servers as cloud storage continues to gain a firm foothold in the healthcare industry. Cloud storage exists in many forms, but not every cloud storage service option is the right fit for each...

Microsoft Unveils Improvements to IT Infrastructure Offerings

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 for cloud applications at the annual Microsoft Ignite conference along with other initiatives to drive digital transformation in IT infrastructure. New product announcements...

Oracle Sets Sights on Besting AWS Cloud Computing Offering

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Oracle is coming for Amazon Web Services (AWS) after announcing a new approach to cloud computing at their annual Oracle OpenWorld showcase. AWS is currently the world’s largest cloud provider in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)...

Survey Shows Growth in Cloud-Based Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Eighty-nine percent of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud-based health IT infrastructure, including cloud-based apps, according to a new survey from SADA Systems, and the vast majority of providers are likely to increase their...


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