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We’ve discussed how cloud computing technology has impacted the dental industry, as well as many other forms of business.  But, what exactly is this cloud technology that has many businesses and offices buzzing?

Cloud computing allows internet users the benefit of accessing storage and services from any computer or smartphone that has an internet connection. This relatively new option makes it possible to write articles, edit videos, create software, store documents, make phone calls, store large amounts of data, and do even more without using a lot of space on the hardware of the device. The convenience that cloud computing brings is the reason behind its growing popularity. Cloud computing can also be called Internet-based computing, technically. Referring to the internet as a cloud helps a person understand the concept of cloud computing. Services that take place in a virtual setting are, in essence, cloud computing.

Just about everyone who uses the internet has most likely stored data on the internet or used internet based software a number of times. Cloud computing technology is now prevalent in higher education, business, and healthcare.

Cloud computing allows businesses to spend less money on hardware and equipment. Usually, businesses must purchase things such as phone systems, data centers, and other costly tools required for business operations. But they have the option of using public, private, or hybrid cloud technology that maximizes efficiency and makes some hardware and equipment unnecessary.

When it comes to the workplace, businesses have more than one type of cloud computing system to choose from. Platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and software as a service (SaaS), are the three types of cloud computing that are widely used throughout different sectors. PaaS is considered faster and more economic in some cases, IaaS offers customizable software, and SaaS is easy to connect to via an internet browser.

On a related note, the technology involved in cloud computing is managed by a central server which functions as an aid in communication between computers. It makes sure that cloud computing systems are running at optimal performance. Having multiple servers or maximizing the output of a single server is essential for businesses that manage cloud computing technology because the space on those servers holds the large amounts of data created in the process of cloud computing.

Cloud computing is a popular business solution emerging in various industries; however, it has made a significant impact on the internal business processes within the dental and healthcare industry. The types of cloud computing and the options they present have practical use in business, and outside of the business. Cloud computing technology is an advancement many people are unfamiliar with, but overall, it is an easy to understand concept. is a dental information technology company, founded by Paul Vigario.  With many different services and solutions offered to clients, specializes in areas such as dental technologies, digital workflow, marketing, cloud solutions, and HIPAA compliance.’s technology solutions are revolutionizing general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry, along with oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, and other specialized dental practices.