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All Hail our Healthcare Sector

6th, August 2020

Our health and care workers have been the heroes fighting the recent pandemic and behind the workforce has been the technology and systems to enable them to perform when needed. Technology plays a part in every industry sector, but within the healthcare sector it can been the difference between life and death.

Keeping these vital lifesaving services operating requires a robust IT infrastructure, and subsequently data centre maintenance and support companies have been working tirelessly to keep data centres up and running.

Working in challenging conditions, engineers have been responding 24/7 to data centre faults to ensure that no downtime was experienced. Just imagine if the equipment in an Intensive Care Unit shut down – it wouldn’t be a monetary loss; it could mean a loss of lives!

Technology within the healthcare sector is increasing in terms of innovation and complexity. Nowadays equipment using a laser can pinpoint a ray onto a specific part of the body when treating diseases such as cancer so that minimal damage is caused. The better use of data and technology has the power to improve health, transform the quality and reduce the cost of health and care services.

Before the pandemic, the health and care system faced unprecedented financial constraint at a time of rising demand for its services; this predicament has now worsened. However, the sector must move forward to predict and cope with new diseases, increases in critical conditions as well as coping with an aging demographic. To do this will require the utilisation of technology whether this is ground-breaking ‘futuristic’ equipment, predicative analysis of data, robust communication systems or the use of AI, AR and IoT.

One thing is for sure, as the use and reliance of technology increases so will the need for mission critical IT infrastructure. With a plethora of options available from the Cloud, to on premise data centre modernisation there will be a need for improved latency, capacity and more vitally, availability and reliability. Not only will there be a need for the infrastructure, there will be a requirement for the associated expertise, and unfortunately with an ever-growing skills gap the latter will be more difficult to fulfil.

An experienced data centre maintenance and support company will provide organisations with the necessary skills to ensure availability and reliability of the Data Centre Critical Physical Infrastructure, allowing their IT staff to focus on ensuring the availability and reliability of the IT infrastructure.

During the pandemic hundreds of healthcare providers relied on these specialist services benefitting from same day response times and fixes. Workspace Technology were proud to provide these critical services to our customers during the virus crisis ensuring that their data centre’s were not on the list of concern for a sector that is already over pressurised and overstretched.

The requirement for cost-effective, energy efficient and reliability data centre solutions will no doubt be at the forefront of the healthcare providers’ mind when procuring data centre infrastructure, as well as future proofing plans to ensure the infrastructure scales with increasing demands. Workspace Technology have a team of experts that can design and build data centre solutions to fit your requirements and provide 24/7/365 maintenance and support services.

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