According to recent reports, the healthcare IT market is expected to continue growing for much of the rest of the decade, as government incentives and studies indicating its benefits on patient care continue to influence the market. Some estimates indicate that the market could expand by $10 billion dollars by 2016.
On December 29, a report by CDW IT Monitor, an IT market analyst, confirmed these conjectures. It also found that the industry was likely to invest heavily in their communications infrastructure in 2012, as many of these major investments were put off in 2011 in favor of other more essential expenditures. The retail and manufacturing industries were also included in the study, and had many of the same aims for the new year as medical facilities.
The CDW report found that 50 percent of the respondents said they would be looking to invest in cloud computing solutions that allow their workers to access software tools while on the go or from the comfort of their home. In addition, 41 percent of the survey takers suggested that they would pursue virtualization, an update to their servers that would allow the storage on these physical devices to be more effectively resourced.
Both of these upgrades can have benefits for a business, as they have been found to increase employee productivity while also attracting the top talent that may want a new employment opportunity that comes with the added advantage of this type of flexibility.
Due to these trends, the IT professionals working in the retail, manufacturing or medical industry may benefit from speaking with a provider of VoIP telephony systems. By taking this initiative, those with multiple locations, for instance, can gain the best Austin and Chicago business phones that could also help support their call center representatives and other communications professionals.
In addition, 41 percent of the survey takers suggested that they would pursue virtualization, an update to their servers that would allow the storage on these physical devices to be more effectively resourced.