Managing a Healthcare Project in the Era of Cloud Computing
In a traditional work environment, if a company wants to host a website, a system admin chooses to either own or rent the server at the data center, business users elicit the company requirements, and price negotiations happen subsequently. However, there are several challenges posed by this typical data center model such as scalability issues when it is realized that there is a need to increase the server capacity to ensure the website stays up and running during peak demands. Server maintenance and pricing also present huge challenges.
In addition, the cost of owning the server and the time to access the server in the data center or through the hosting service provider is huge, which can make the server renting requirements quite challenging and expensive for a small- or medium-sized start-up business to pursue. Due to some of these reasons, cloud computing came into existence.
This white paper provides some insight for healthcare project managers and executive leadership about the basics of cloud computing; why the cloud computing concept is gaining ground; what the different attributes of cloud computing are; and the security, pricing requirements, different service and deployment models, and various challenges faced with cloud computing. This paper also highlights the key points that healthcare managers need to consider while managing a
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