Cloud adoption across the healthcare industry is growing, but not without worry for organizations handling sensitive electronic protected health information (ePHI). According to the June 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey, 80 percent of healthcare organization respondents reported that they currently use cloud services. For those resistant to moving to the cloud, security concerns were cited as a barrier.
For most enterprises and healthcare organizations, disaster recovery (DR) is either not a high priority or difficult to implement due to cost and/ or complexity - until a disaster actually happens.
As data consumption continues to grow and the expansion of the Internet of Things drives increased demand for data center storage, providers are facing a unique challenge. How can a facility meet the needs of customers today while keeping pace with how those needs will grow in the future? Data center design and construction are the foundation of providing reliable, scalable service without delay or interruption. A strategy is emerging as the most sustainable and cost-effective approach: incremental growth.
A new breed of IT service provider emerged offering new technologies, ample capacity and connectivity, delivered from mega scale data centers, that has forever changed the economics of IT operations and service delivery. It also led to a bifurcation of large and mid-size enterprises faced with choosing between outsourcing or insourcing their IT infrastructure and operations.
Many IT leaders are turning to the cloud to meet their digital business needs, and with good reason. Cloud-based services, including systems and infrastructure, enable business agility, especially the ability to get systems running quickly and to scale up promptly as business needs demand. However, simply following the crowd to the cloud without a solid strategy could yield disappointing results. You need a plan that accurately matches the strengths of different cloud services with your company’s needs.
Today’s security threats come from a wide array of perpetrators who are responsible for ever-more dangerous attacks. A holistic strategy is needed to protect data and comply with regulations.