Solving Three Veterinary IT Problems – DaaS Integrated with Cloud
Long before COVID and remote work became the buzzwords of the past two years, we were building our Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform to integrate tightly with our Compass Cloud. Even software applications that weren’t built for the cloud can be supported with this model, effectively removing the need for server hardware onsite.
This allowed us to solve three veterinary problems together:
- Move all veterinary data to a secure, reliable, resilient location – rather than under the receptionist’s desk or the broom closet.
- Allow anywhere access to these inflexible veterinary software solutions.
- Reduce the cost of computer hardware because veterinary practices no longer needed to purchase servers and beefy PCs to run their most critical applications.
It also provided some less obvious benefits:
- Security –The IT configurations necessitated by the software were not always secure or best practice. With DaaS we could now enable more secure practices for the computers and business users while still allowing the veterinary software to function – and get full support from the vendors.
- Performance –Layer in standard monitoring and management solutions to keep performance tip-top, and online, alleviating the veterinarian from also being the IT support lead.
- Flexibility –Ability to access these tools on Macs, iPads, Chromebooks, etc. reducing costs and better supporting individual preferences
- Comfort –Gave the receptionists their leg space back by removing computer hardware from underneath desks and workspaces.
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About the Author
Chris Beard is the Chief Operating Officer at CenterGrid.