A fundamental benefit of going cloud, said Tor from Practice Fusion, is that you don’t have to maintain a server. Cloud also keeps you secure while allowing you to stay flexible to scale quickly and embrace business opportunities.
Practice Fusion, a healthcare startup, used Tableau Online to build a tool that compares the effectiveness of drugs. The analysis itself is straightforward, but sharing the data with the company’s pharmaceutical customers has proven invaluable. Therein lies the beauty of the cloud, added Ellie.
"This pattern is commonly found in organizations that need to share and collaborate with data outside of the firewall, or when they want to enable mobile scenarios, like a field sales team,” Ellie said.
Concerns about cloud security are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Reputable cloud vendors can dedicate more time and resources to managing cloud security than any single enterprise. When vulnerabilities are discovered, for example, a cloud vendor can direct entire teams to immediately test and apply patches.