Cloud Computing Leads to Competitive Advantage for Healthcare Firm

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A healthcare CIO moves aggressively to cloud computing so the IT staff is freed up to focus on IT innovations that advance the company's core mission.

CIO Douglas Menefee put the question to his boss at Schumacher Group, a healthcare company: Do you want to run a software-development company, or do you want to deliver care?

Predictably, CEO William "Kip" Schumacher wanted to focus on healthcare. That's how Menefee sold him on moving from on-premise applications to software as a service (SaaS) and, more recently, infrastructure as a service.

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