The modern business world requires successful companies to be incredibly flexible in order to quickly address dynamic upward and downward changes that occur at a moment’s notice in the marketplace.
While the previous solution to this issue was creating an in-house infrastructure of dedicated servers capable of handling a company’s maximum data capacity whenever necessary, at times of lower data demands, much of the in-house infrastructure will simply sit idle.
By contrast, cloud technology allows data to be expanded only when necessary, allowing business officials to pay a managed IT service only for services used rather than paying up front for expensive hardware that might be used infrequently.
Understanding the valuable flexibility afforded through cloud computing, officials from Presidio Health – a technology company that streamlines processes in the medical field – were driven to the cloud after their fast business growth became restricted by a rigid in-house infrastructure, according to an August 2011 report from Gartner Inc.
According to an article published in KM World, a magazine dedicated to covering the latest in content, document and knowledge management, Presidio had developed an innovative billing practice that allowed the company to earn reimbursement based on the level of care provided to a patient.
However, when a critical volume of patients were logged that overwhelmed Presidio’s existing data management servers, officials adopted cloud technology that allowed the company to build on its existing infrastructure and easily move to new remote severs, KM World reports.
For other companies interested in reaping the flexibility afforded to Presidio Health through the deployment of cloud technology, it would be wise for company officials to consult with a provider of VoIP telephony systems that can offer cloud computing solutions to catalyze its adoption.
When a critical volume of patients were logged that overwhelmed Presidio’s existing data management servers, officials adopted cloud technology that allowed the company to build on its existing infrastructure and easily move to new remote severs, KM World reports.