CloudPlus from Advantage Technologies Finally Bridges the Gap for Cloud Services in the Dental Practice Vertical

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Advantage Technologies, the leader in managed IT services in the dental industry, announced the general availability of CloudPlus which combines the power of the cloud with the assurance of local copies of critical patient data.

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"CloudPlus reduced our costs, eliminated the hassle of computers, and transformed the way in which we manage our practice for the better." - Christine Castillo, Administrative Assistant

Chicago-based Advantage Technologies, the leader in managed IT services in the dental industry, has announced the general availability of CloudPlus, a service which combines the power of the cloud with the assurance of local copies of critical patient data.

“CloudPlus is exactly what our clients have been asking for. They want to utilize cloud and virtualization technology to reduce expenses on servers, but want the security of knowing they have a copy of their data in the office should the internet connection fail. CloudPlus gives them both. The power and cost savings of a hybrid cloud, the reliability of having data in house, and the flexibility to expand and access that data anywhere. In addition, it is fully compatible with all Windows based practice management and imaging systems on the market today, eliminating the need for painful conversions to benefit from the cloud,” said Michelle Hambidge in the company’s marketing department.

CloudPlus means no more capital investments in servers and server infrastructure, eliminating the need to purchase or manage servers for their practice management, imaging, and other line of business applications. A local appliance, which is provided at no additional cost, is installed in the practice allowing for fast and reliable access to all critical data. That data is replicated to the cloud and stored in a HIPAA compliant data center. All Windows practice management and imaging systems are fully compatible with CloudPlus, and work seamlessly just as they do on standard client/server network. Backups and expensive server management are a thing of the past.

To date, the dental industry has been hesitant to embrace complete cloud solutions, as the prospect of not being able to treat patients during an internet outage is a non-starter for most practitioners. CloudPlus eliminates this concern. By keeping the primary data repository in the office, the pitfalls of a complete web based system are eliminated. Should the internet connection fail, the system is completely unaffected. Data will be automatically pushed to the cloud on the next scheduled interval once the internet connection becomes available.

The CloudPlus appliance is also far more reliable than a standard small office server, greatly reducing the chances of downtime due to server failure. Approximately the size of a home DVR, the appliance easily mounts inconspicuously to the wall in a back room, requiring nothing more than a power outlet and a network jack. It comes complete with all mounting hardware, battery backup, and self-contained backup unit.

CloudPlus provides anytime, anywhere access to all practice information from any PC, Mac, or tablet device, anywhere with high speed internet. The connection is automatic, fully encrypted, completely HIPAA compliant, and requires no VPN or special setup. Through a special partnership with Microsoft and Citrix, simple, fast, and secure access to all of the critical information that a doctor may need is now a simple click away. CloudPlus is available exclusively to Advantage Technologies customers and to select partners throughout the country.

Advantage Technologies has been supporting clients Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida since 2000. For more information, the company invites people to visit them online at the Advantage Technologies website.

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Michelle Hambidge

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since: 09/2010
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