Benefits in the Cloud

by Todd Angyal — Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Client Services at Ikonopedia.

Ikonopedia is the first and only cloud-based breast reporting and tracking system that is optimally developed to operate in the cloud.  This modern development approach delivers next-generation reporting that is securely accessible from anywhere.

Today, everyone is talking about cloud-computing.  While initial adoption was slow, resistance to this new platform lessoned as technology and security improvements eliminated most of those early concerns.  Over time, companies began moving (or planning to move) their applications to the cloud — away from self-hosted applications.

From the start, Ikonopedia was designed and optimized for the cloud.  We chose forefront design and development technologies to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.  Let’s look at some of these advantages below:

Cost Effective: With a cloud-based solution, there is no local server hardware or server software licensing to purchase and support.  For non-cloud or self-hosted applications, it is recommended to replace or upgrade your servers every 3 to 5 years to increase computing power and grow data storage.

With Ikonopedia, you no longer need to worry about costly server space and power requirements. Ikonopedia can minimize IT requirements and scale computing power as you grow to provide you with significant cost savings.

Improved Efficiency:  Ikonopedia provides enterprise-grade infrastructure technologies to ALL customers.

  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • The latest cyber security and threat detection
  • Secure, off-site data backup
  • Ongoing networking and server updates

Small and large businesses can focus on other projects and not the challenges to keep your business running without interruption.

Enterprise Security: During the initial days of cloud adoption, security concerns were the main deterrent for moving to the cloud. Today, service providers are providing skilled IT experts and higher levels of security and data integrity to companies that cannot afford to do so on their own.

Ikonopedia prioritizes your data and understands its value to you. Your data is guarded by GCIA- and GCIH-certified security analysts that are staffed 24x7x365, using robust and effective toolsets for threat detection, prevention, and compliance.

Accessibility: Cloud-based solutions allow end-users to connect no matter where they are –anytime.

From radiologist reading rooms and tele-practices to remote mobile vans in the field, customers securely access Ikonopedia through any modern web browser via workstations, laptops, and tablets.

High Availability: Cloud-based technologies can offer highly available solutions that would be expensive as compared to on-premise solutions.

Ikonopedia includes high availability to all customers, it does not matter your size or region. We have you covered so your IT department does not have to worry about business continuity.

Decreased Risk of Data Loss: Backing-up data offsite provides better security.

Ikonopedia encrypts and backs-up your data before moving it to a secure, offsite location to increase

 

the protection from hackers, viruses, and other cyber-security problems.

Quicker Deployment: Cloud-based services can be deployed within hours or just a few days rather than the weeks or months it can take to plan, buy, build and implement with an internal IT infrastructure with internal personnel or contractors. 

Ikonopedia can be deployed quickly without the procurement overhead, therefore decreasing your time to testing and go-live targets.

Application Updates: Planning, managing, and testing application updates for on-premise deployments are cumbersome and time consuming for your team. Cloud-based deployments are more efficient and less risky due to environmental variables.

Ikonopedia updates are frequent, meticulously tested, and delivered automatically ensuring all customers are on the latest features, updates, and BI-RADS® compliant language.

Versatile Integrations: Modern-day web-based APIs provide secure, painless integrations.

Ikonopedia is developed with advanced technologies to seamlessly integrate with partners at multiple workflow points. Using secure web API or traditional methods of communication security, Ikonopedia can partner with your application stack to provide the solution that you trust.

Ikonopedia is your trusted solution for breast reporting and tracking.  We are the proven leader in cloud-based breast reporting and will continue to be at the forefront of emerging technologies.