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Considering a cloud-first strategy? Start by knowing that it doesn't mean cloud-only

February 26, 2019 / Tom Sullivan

More and more hospitals are moving data and apps into the cloud and taking advantage of storage and compute resources via infrastructure as a service offerings.Gartner predicted that the overall cloud computing market will expand by 17 percent annually during the next three years to $206 billion — and continued growth is expected in healthcare as well.“We’re kind of nearing the tipping point with significant growth and acceleration around cloud, and with the frequency with which U.S. hospitals continue to invest in cloud,” said Janet King, senior director of market insights at HIMSS Media.So it follows that the philosophy of being a “cloud-first” organization is also gaining momentum. But what does it really mean? And what does it not mean?