It seems that a majority of businesses are switching to web-based platforms and abandoning the outdated installation of onsite servers. This has allowed many professionals to utilize mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones when handling company documents.
Cloud technology and mobile devices have enabled professionals to work from home or while traveling. Web-based medical software also allows chiropractors to study health records and even diagnose patients while at home. One problem some healthcare professionals may see as an obstacle in using cloud technology is the potential for security and privacy threats.
However, a new study shows that small and midsize companies (SMBs) are gaining IT security benefits from utilizing cloud computing. The Microsoft Corporation studied the security features of cloud computing in five different regions, according to Daily Disruption.
"There’s a perception that security is a barrier to cloud adoption," Adrienne Hall, general manager of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, told the news source. "Yet when companies embrace and invest in cloud services, they find the benefits far outweigh previous concerns."
The results indicate that 35 percent of companies surveyed have undergone greater amounts of security after moving to the cloud platform. Along with this statistic, 32 percent of businesses claim to worry less about the threat of cyber attacks.
SMBs using the cloud platform spend 32 percent less time on security issues per week as compared to companies using on-site servers instead of the cloud. A majority of SMBs surveyed, at 52 percent, stated that the cloud enabled them to adopt new products and services efficiently and securely. This is a clear boom to their business models, as it brings more customers to their respective industries.
Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals may want to adopt web-based EHR software in order to better secure patient data and enable productivity from the home.