Health-Care Mobile Market Boom
Health care is booming with opportunity for partners, according to Gareth Hall (pictured), industry solution manager at Microsoft. Hall told CRN that 11 percent of the world's employees work in health care, a total of 60 million people, of which only 10 million are equipped with a workplace device of their own. "That is a 50 million-device opportunity for partners," Hall said.
And, the opportunities don't end there. According to Brock Morris, CIO of Pediatrics Associates, Bellevue, Wash., the Surface solution that he worked with Microsoft to set up in his hospital has cut each patient's visit time and improved patient interaction. Morris said he runs his entire IT department internally and expects the next step to consist of building custom applications in-house.