Why would you ever purchase a PC or server again?
Information technology as a whole continues to move closer to the concept of "disposable
computing". Either the cost of repairing a solution exceeds its value or the useful
life of the asset matches its depreciable tax life. On top of that, when you factor
in the cost of supporting a solution over time, the initial acquisition cost is
normally less than a third of the total cost of ownership for the solution.
Consider the fact that IT assets are one of the fastest depreciating purchases in
today's enterprise, loosing value even faster than your car, while at the same time
your reliance and dependence on them is increasing at an even greater rate as you
enter each new record, patient, or chart. All the while, hassles and frustrations
grow because most practices can't keep up with the bevy of change in IT; new servers,
software, upgrades, changes in licensing, more storage, security concerns, weekend
and midnight upgrades, disruption and the most expensive part–supporting the end
user effectively and efficiently. All told, it is a dizzying array of bits, bytes,
moving parts, people and just "stuff" to keep up with outside of the normal job
a practice administrator, CEO or doctor has to do.
You Probably Are Over Spending Now
Gartner and Forrester research groups estimate that the average business spends
$360 per user per month on technology. At the same time, most studies show that
businesses only use about 15% of the technology capacity and power that they purchase.
We end up overspending on a per user basis to satisfy the peak needs of a single
user rather than being able to harness the collective power of our systems. The
TaaS model allows you to eliminate this wasteful over spending and yet to still
more than meet the needs of your users in their most demanding situations.
Why TaaS Makes Sense
With all of that said, many businesses are turning to a model called "utility computing"
or "technology as a service" (TaaS). Under a TaaS model, a service provider like
Epic provides the hardware, software and unlimited support for a fixed monthly price
per device. The TaaS model is based on a shift away from "technology for technology's
sake" and towards a model that better aligns the technology with your business requirements.
Turn your technology into a monthly operational expense that actually matches your
use of the technology, rather than having large up-front capital expenses and a
need to keep assets on the books. If the combined appeal of reducing complexity,
better utilizing overbuilt infrastructures, while retaining control of your technology
interest you, let us tell you more about our TaaS