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Microsoft Cloud Technology and a Healthier Future

Microsoft Cloud and the business of health

Microsoft Cloud Technology and Health Care

There is no denying that Microsoft cloud technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the future of business. However, these are more than just the latest business buzzwords; they are becoming major players in the world of health care.

In a recent article, we shared Microsoft’s efforts to help find a cure for cancer. And since then, Microsoft has stepped up its participation in transforming healthcare with their stated goal being to “empower people to lead healthier lives.” While it may sound overly ambitious, and somewhat out of their wheelhouse, it actually makes sense when you consider the problems at hand, and the technology available.

The health care industry uses many different systems for record keeping across the world with very little uniformity. The systems often do not talk to each other and are unable to share information. Enter Microsoft cloud technology. The ability to share, collaborate, and predict outcomes on a worldwide basis will be the key to health care transformation. From virtual house calls that connect patients with doctors via Skype, to employing Microsoft’s AI health chatbot technology for research, Microsoft cloud technology is definitely leading the effort for a healthier tomorrow.

Microsoft Cloud Technology and the Business Community

The same technology that is helping to advance health care, is also leading the effort towards a stronger and healthier business community through better ERP software. Now that Microsoft’s ERP, Dynamics NAV is available in the cloud, businesses can reap a variety of benefits.

Every company wants the latest, cutting-edge software to help give their business an advantage. Unfortunately, the upfront investment in cutting-edge technology is often a cost barrier, especially for small and mid-sized organizations. Since Dynamics NAV in the cloud requires no additional hardware,  businesses can save a large portion of traditional upfront expenses. This savings can then be reallocated to business operations, research and development, and other growth opportunities.

Further, not having to purchase hardware for your ERP software means you do not have to pay internal staff to maintain and monitor the hardware. Instead of spending money to support and maintain an always-aging infrastructure, businesses can spend the money on more strategic endeavors. In addition, many Dynamics NAV provider partners offer a variety of support service plans allowing businesses to buck the status quo and invest their resources towards growth. The cloud-based model allows companies to focus more on core competencies to run and grow their business.

For more information on the various cloud-based technologies that can help your business, please visit our resource center. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep abreast of all things Microsoft, ERP, and Dynamics NAV related. 

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