Guest Column | March 24, 2016

Making Cloud Less Cloudy

Moving Your Small Practice Health IT Clients To Cloud EHR Solutions

By Dan Connolly, General Manager, Cloud Practice, Westcon-Comstor

It’s neither a secret nor a surprise that cloud computing is a big focus for small and medium-sized enterprises. After all, the average company expects to dedicate 25 percent of its IT budget to cloud computing this year, according to IDC.

Further, 72 percent of organizations have already made cloud investments, while another 16 percent plan to do so in the next 12 months, according to IDC’s 2015 Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey. Cloud isn’t coming, it’s already here. And it’s only going to get bigger.

And yet, it seems many solution providers think they’ve already missed their opportunity to deliver cloud to customers. That is simply not true.

Case in point: IDC’s survey also reveals that 56 percent of companies remain unclear which IT operations are best suited for the cloud. That smells like opportunity to me.

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