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February/March 2015

By: Julie Ritzer-Ross

Radiology appears to have reached a tipping point in its adoption of cloud computing, with economic and availability issues sending many applications to the cloud.

From retail and manufacturing to the government and public sectors, the cloud computing movement has left its mark on a wide variety of industries, with heavy-hitters like Apple and Amazon touting it as the Holy Grail in business and life alike. While the healthcare segment as a whole remains a bit slower to adopt a cloud-based model, radiology is finding multiple rationales for moving forward on this front and has begun to embrace cloud computing for a range of clinical and operational applications.

Cloud and cloud computing applications may vary from industry to industry, but the definition of the terms...

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