Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Healthcare adoption of cloud computing is skyrocketing | Healthcare IT News

A recent poll of 1,200 IT professionals across multiple industries found that 30% of healthcare organizations already adopted cloud computing and many have recorded savings of more than 31% as a result.

The poll conductor, CDW, defines cloud computing as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned.

Reaching 30% adoption and climbing clearly signals that cloud computing is now commonplace in the healthcare industry. Given the many challenges healthcare organizations must address to improve care while reducing costs, cloud computing is an excellent strategy as it eliminates the need to purchase and maintain hardware and software.

Those surveyed... "said they expect to spend no more than one-third of their IT budget (34 percent) on cloud computing by 2016, and at the same time, to save 31 percent of their IT budget by using cloud resources and applications..."

You can download the full report here - http://newsroom.cdw.com/features/feature-05-26-11.html

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