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Challenges on the Healthcare Provider Journey to the Cloud

Published: 09 November 2016

ID: G00311534

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin


Bringing on a cloud platform should involve the same architectural and strategic principles used for other technology platform initiatives. HDO CIOs should use knowledge gained from pioneering healthcare organizations and other industries to smooth out the potentially rough journey to the cloud.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Cloud Sourcing Versus Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Sourcing Challenges
    • Lack of Management Buy-In on Cost Savings
    • Moving to the Cloud Before Value Can Be Proven
    • Partnering With a Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
    • Staying Vendor Independent
    • Perceived Loss of Control
    • Deciding Which Workloads to Move
    • Other Technical Considerations
  • Attaining Cloud Computing

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