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Health Care Companies Moving to the Cloud

The cloud computing market in the health care sector is expected to grow to $5.4 billion by 2017

Reading an article by Cloud prognosticator David Linthicum, we were very happy to see another market move aggressively towards the cloud.

According to the research collected by Markets and Markets,  the cloud computing market in the health care sector is expected to grow to $5.4 billion by 2017.

While privacy and security are still cited as reasons to be cautious, users of the cloud are finding security models and technology that they can use today in the cloud.

Here is the key paragraph that relates to every industry out there:

“Most IT organizations in the health care sector don’t have the talent required to move their systems safely to cloud-based platforms, and they may not understand the compliance and security issues as well as they should. However, the default of “do nothing” is not acceptable considering that the IT backlog is growing again — and budgets are not. It’s time to get creative and innovative around the use of new technology, including cloud computing.”

Budget is an issue in every IT organization, and the cloud offers direct and in direct ways to either control spend, or do more with less.

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