1. 25% of businesses saw lower IT costs after transitioning to the cloud.
Well... yeah. Once you factor in having an IT person on retainer, the regular expenses of maintaining a server, and just the general headache of a network that’s sure to break at some point when you need it the most, moving to the cloud ends up being the cheaper route. Lead Systems Consultant Jesse Howard notes that while cost reduction can depend on several factors, in general most offices save about an average of $4,000 to $9,000 over the course of five years when transitioning to the cloud. Toss that server, leave your backups to the cloud, and wonder what you ever did before your data was floating above you.
2. 49% of businesses see an improvement in working from anywhere.
Imagine snow. It’s fun right? You make forts, get into snowball fights, drink hot chocolate next to some type of fire. (I have been told by my friendly fire department that a fireplace tends to be the best place to have one of those.) Alright, now imagine shoveling snow. To people in areas without snow, imagine just shoveling sand, like a million pounds of sand. Then imagine driving through it, dealing with other people driving through it too, and then remember why you always dream of moving to Florida. The thing is, if you can work from home the cloud makes mobility a reality. Remember VPN’s and remote desktop? Toss it. With the cloud all you need is an Internet connection and a computer with the proper software. Now you’re finishing contracts, running reports, cataloging photos, and a bunch of other stuff from the cozy spot by your fireplace while the rest of the world is freezing outside.
3. 55% of businesses see an increase in efficiency.
Ultimately what we want to see a practice do is grow. That means more patients for you, more treatments to apply, and more black in the ledger. Transitioning to the cloud means never shutting your practice down because your server went haywire, never dealing with backups at the end of the day when you just want to go home, and never losing precious data because your network decided, “Hey, what’s this? I don’t need this.“ Whether you’re using the Lightening Image Transfer to load up images taken in the consultation room, checking how much doctor time is left in your scheduling block, or utilizing mobile apps to check treatment notes on the go, the cloud lets you access everything conveniently and quickly.
source: CDW, IBM, 5 Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud infographic