Cloud adoption rates high among healthcare organisations

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 19 December 2014
Cloud adoption rates high among healthcare organisations

New research from Dell has found that 96% of midsize healthcare organisations are already using or considering using cloud computing.

Part of the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index, the research found that 43% of respondents are using private cloud solutions, with a further 43% using hybrid cloud solutions.

64% of respondents indicated they were ‘very confident’ that their data was protected and secure in a private cloud environment.

The better allocation of IT resources was identified by 46% of the organisations surveyed the biggest benefit of cloud computing, closely followed by cost savings, which was identified by 39%.

The top three IT priorities cited by respondents when it comes to using cloud computing in the healthcare industry were making IT more cost-efficient, upgrading infrastructure and optimising data centres.

“By providing the flexibility and scalability that enables small and mid-size healthcare organisations to be more nimble in the face of constant change, the cloud can help speed and ease the transformation as other newer technologies are adopted,” said Cliff Bleustein, M.D., chief medical officer, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.

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