COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation within healthcare organisations, according to the latest Enterprise Cloud Index Report from Nutanix.
More than two-thirds (70%) of respondents to the report said that the pandemic has caused IT to be viewed more strategically within their organisations, with 56% and 51% having increased their public cloud use and hybrid cloud use respectively.
Almost half (46%) have invested more in private cloud environments in a bid to quickly provide new work-from-home employees with access to IT resources.
Additionally, while 77% of healthcare respondents previously had some employees working remotely one year ago, that percentage has increased to 93% this year.
Cheryl Rodenfels, healthcare strategist at Nutanix, said: “Healthcare organisations are in a critical phase of expediting their digital transformations to better meet patient and healthcare worker needs, all this jump started by COVID-19.
“While IT leaders agree that hybrid cloud is a key enabler of this transformation, healthcare organisations need to identify IT solutions to help them on this journey, from investing in HCI-powered private clouds, to finding ways to effectively bridge their private and public cloud environments while keeping security and cost top of mind.”