Collaboration seems to be the hottest buzzword in IT for the last 18 months and you can’t have a conversation without it since the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak this past March. The funny thing is, collaboration was difficult before we were working from home, now that everyone is miles away working remotely, it is even more challenging. That said, the old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” couldn’t be more true.
As residents and their guests become more tech savvy, high speed Internet is becoming a necessity in any senior living community. Long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers across the country are moving to install guest/resident wireless solutions and dedicated Internet bandwidth to meet the high demands of social and streaming media. For residents with family out of town, a strong Internet connection is vital for staying in touch via social streaming apps such as Skype and FaceTime.
So you’ve decided to move your information to the “cloud,” i.e., storing and accessing data and applications from your desktop, laptop, kiosk, tablet, smartphone, or other device of choice – all done via an Internet connection. Next, you need to determine which type of cloud-based system - public or private – is best for you. Finally, choose a trustworthy cloud provider. Here’s some information on how to pick your cloud type and provider.