M&S Consulting’s private healthcare client recently went through a change in ownership and senior management. As a result, the new leadership was looking to introduce operational efficiencies throughout the organization. From an IT perspective, the organization had stability issues and wanted to reduce the maintenance cost of hardware as well as maintenance required, effectively only requiring IT services on an as-needed basis.
M&S Consulting worked onsite and face-to-face with key functional units in order to profile their day to day workload. With this profile in hand, it was possible to translate their on-premises workflows into cloud-enabled ones, tweaking, modifying, and sculpting the workload through capabilities afforded only by cloud services. Design principles included completely eliminating the physical server infrastructure in favor of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) infrastructure.
VPC proved itself a stable and secure workstation platforms placing data integrity concerns into the past and letting leadership sleep soundly. Further, the secure remote access inherent to VPC-based solutions allows for previously unobtainable flexibility and workflows when work calls staff away from their on-premises thin client.
The success and innovation of this project has helped the organization get recognized regionally for operational effectiveness far ahead of industry standards, and has helped spawn confidence in a culture where tight integration of technology and automation is being incorporated organization-wide.