Cloud Strategy outlines MedQIA’s strategic initiatives to achieve flexibility, accessibility, security, maintainability, and scalability. Our cloud strategy has helped with:
- Flexibility: Organizations can easily access as little or as much storage and computing power as needed at a given point in time. Allowing management to effectively replace advanced capacity planning for Capex with monthly Opex based on need.
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Cloud helps organizations restore business operations in minutes with minimal cost and effort (a) manage data centrally through the cloud vendor (b) duplicate across geographical locations and (c) recover data and redeploy compute resources with a click of a button.
- Security: Cloud technology offers several security-related advantages including the physical security of data centers, shared virtual data center security with the cloud vendor, centralized data management, and security.
- Agility and future-proofing: Computing and storage can be accessed right-away in minutes, which leads to a tremendous increase in the agility of the organization. This allows for both rapid technology upgrade deployment and experimentation of the latest new technologies with minimal cost.
- Accessibility: Cloud technologies and software allow the organization to run entire operations remotely allowing team members to collaborate through applications that can be accessed from anywhere on the globe at any time via a web browser or a mobile device. With cloud software, organizations can offer flexibility on location and hours to employees without productivity taking a hit.
- Maintainability: With cloud technologies, upgrades on hardware are managed by the cloud vendor, and software upgrades and patch management is easier to manage for IT owing to server and resource management centralization and associated tooling provided by the cloud vendor. In the case of SaaS applications, hardware, and software upgrades are both managed by the SaaS vendor.