Cloud Computing 101

BedWatch® was built in the cloud because we know that, in order to be competitive in the 21st century healthcare industry, hospitals must access a type of secure and scale-able technology in order to lay the foundation for sustainable future growth, and future success.

From Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, a document published by the United States Federal Government Chief Information Officer, February 18, 2011:

Cheaper processors, faster networks, and the rise of mobile devices are driving innovation faster than ever before. Cloud computing is a manifestation and core enabler of this transformation. Just as the Internet has led to the creation of new business models unfathomable 20 years ago, cloud computing will disrupt and reshape entire industries in unforeseen ways. To paraphrase Sir Arthur Eddington—the physicist who confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity—cloud computing will not just be more innovative than we imagine; it will be more innovative than we can imagine.

More information can be found at the official Federal Chief Information Officer website:; including the full Federal Cloud Computing Strategy document.

Need more information? Check out this “What is Cloud Computing” overview video.