The top 10 reasons why the cloud
makes more sense for your practice
1. THE GREATEST PRACTICES USE
THE LATEST FEATURES.
Web-based dental software installs upgrades
overnight, while you’re sleeping.
2. “OUR SERVERS ARE DOWN” WILL
NEVER BE AN EXCUSE AGAIN.
Kick that cliché to the curb! Cloud software
is reliable. For example, at Curve Dental, we
agree to deliver 99.95% or better uptime—the
equivalent to one reboot a month.
3. REDUNDANT REDUNDANCY
The cloud can back up your data every hour
of every day. And, it’s all done in a redundant
and HIPAA-compliant structure.
4. TRASH YOUR SERVER!
With the cloud, you don’t need to purchase
a large, expensive server—one you typically
hide in your broom closet.
5. AVOID HUMONGOUS PAYMENTS
You will not see major up-front software
license fees or annual software upgrade fees.
Cloud companies typically charge monthly
as you use the software.
6. SAVE MONEY TO MAKE MONEY
Like an iceberg, most of the costs of traditional
legacy software are out of sight and below
the waterline. IT service calls, software
maintenance, hardware upgrades, staff time
in doing backups . . . you get the idea.
7. ROCKET SCIENTISTS NOT REQUIRED
Loading, configuring, updating . . . the whole
process is much easier—and cheaper—when
all you need is an Internet connection.
8. LIFESTYLE FRIENDLY, WORKSTYLE
Access patient records from home, your hotel
room, the airport, or the beach.
9. LAUGH IN THE FACE OF HIPAA
In the new world of HIPAA security, your server
is subject to changing physical and technical
requirements . . . server access policies, rules
for disposal and reuse of media (such as backup
tapes), “emergency availability,” etc. These don’t
exist on the cloud.
10. ZERO TO INSTALLATION IN
With web-based dental software, you can
start using the system the minute it’s provided
to you, with a username and password. The
time required to be “up and running” is really
ANDY JENSEN has been in the dental
software business since 1992. He is vice
president and chief marketing officer at
Curve Dental, a software development
house that delivers 100% cloud-based
management software for dentists. Andy
recently completed a book, How to Build
the Killer Practice on the Cloud, that can be downloaded
at curvedental.com/killer-practice-de. For more info on
cloud-based software, call Curve Dental at (888) 910-4376.