Small and medium-sized healthcare facilities today often look to reduce operating costs wherever possible. Many organizations may feel that they can reduce costs by managing their IT on-site. In order to determine whether or not this would be a good decision for your organization, it is important to weigh the costs of paying an outside IT provider with the costs of what would happen to your organization if your network suffered a crash. There are a few factors to consider when trying to make this determination.
As countless computer owners know, both on a professional level and on a personal level, computer crashes can be disastrous. One devastating crash can swiftly and completely ruin a college essay or a business proposal without recourse or any ability to resuscitate the project or system's programs. One minute you are developing a well-researched, intensive, complex document or program; the next minute you are staring at a blank screen with nothing but death and destruction as its essence. The scenario is not an unknown one but, in fact, is one that physicians, hospitals and other medical facilities find themselves facing all too frequently.