Planet DDS Secures Growth Capital

Irvine, California based dental practice management software company Planet DDS has received an infusion of capital from District Line Partners, a specialized investment firm out of Washington, D.C.  Read more >>  

Posted @ March 12, 2015, 4:54 pm.   

Green Clouds Reduce CO2 Emissions

Before cloud computing, companies were forced to maintain data centers in on-premise facilities, forcing them to spend money on the equipment and for energy consumption. However, with the development of the cloud, companies can outsource applications and other solutions to off-site servers, which can help them save money.  Read more >>  

Posted @ February 3, 2015, 3:13 pm.   

Federated Clouds Can Help Integrate Varying Services Together

As the enterprise continues to recognize the benefits of cloud computing, many departments are going rogue and deploying their own clouds to improve efficiency and reduce spending. However, these rogue deployments, when combined with similar implementations across the entire company, can create integration problems, according to a PC Advisor report.  Read more >>  

Posted @ January 23, 2015, 3:21 pm.   

Companies Should Test Applications, Bandwidth Before Deploying Cloud

Many companies often neglect an important factor when deploying the cloud, and without it, the cloud is practically useless, according to a Computerworld report. This, of course, is network bandwidth.  Read more >>  

Posted @ January 2, 2015, 3:26 pm.   

Social, Health Sciences Utilizing Mobile Devices

While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices are becoming more popular among a number of industries, one of the most prevalent is the social and health sciences communityRead more >>  

Posted @ October 24, 2014, 3:43 pm.   

EHRs are Effective, As Long As Security is in Place

Electronic health records are the next big thing in healthcare IT, as they can improve teleworking, save money by reducing the need for extra tests and make patient management easier for physicians.  Read more >>  

Posted @ October 10, 2014, 4:16 pm.   

CEOs, CFOs Expect SaaS to Drive Industry Growth

Business growth during the next several years can be attributed to increased adoption of SaaS, according to the more than 100 CEOs and CFOs interviewed for a recent Sand Hill Group report.  Read more >>  

Posted @ September 26, 2014, 3:29 pm.   

Virtualization Can Help Dental Practices Boost Performance

Although server virtualization has been around for some time, dental practices have recently become more aware of the technology, as online dental software becomes more popular. As a result, many have found that virtualization offers a number of benefits, leading them to take advantage of the technology rather than sit idle on the sidelines, an Infoworld report stated.  Read more >>  

Posted @ September 12, 2014, 2:30 pm.   

Practices Like Price, Integration of Cloud Dental Software

The Department of Dentistry at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto uses a form of dental practice management software to improve patient care by determining which need to be seen first, the hospital recently announcedRead more >>  

Posted @ August 29, 2014, 2:14 pm.   

Using Dental Software to Improve Patient Care

The Department of Dentistry at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto uses a form of dental practice management software to improve patient care by determining which need to be seen first, the hospital recently announcedRead more >>  

Posted @ August 15, 2014, 3:38 pm.   

Healthcare Industry is Changing with Emerging Technologies

Mobile health is the next big thing for healthcare facilities, especially as resources like cloud computing and mobile devices become more widely adopted. Though laptop and notebook PCs have been staples of the healthcare industry for years, new tools, like tablets and smartphones, are the next era of the medical technology, according to a report by CompTIA.  Read more >>  

Posted @ August 8, 2014, 1:26 pm.   

The Time for Dental Technology is Here

The time has come for dentists to deploy the latest in dental technology to improve patient care and, ultimately, the industry as a whole, according to a recent Dentistry IQ report.  Read more >>  

Posted @ August 1, 2014, 4:34 pm.   

Dental Practices Should Prepare for Disaster Recovery

Small practices have enough to worry about without having to factor in technological trends that are expected to emerge. Nevertheless, challenges that arose in the past need to be addressed, leading many small and medium-sized practices to look for alternative ways of improving efficiency and productivity.  Read more >>  

Posted @ July 24, 2014, 3:45 pm.   

Dental Mobile Devices Meet the Cloud

As the world moves forward with new technological advancements, the dental industry refuses to be left behind.  Read more >>  

Posted @ July 18, 2014, 3:28 pm.   

Practices Save on Operational Costs with Cloud Computing

Various cloud computing models, especially SaaS, have the ability to save practices on operational costs through various means.  Author Kristy O'Hara spoke with numerous experts about the benefits of cloud computing. She revealed that companies are altering their views on computing, which is opening the door for them to realize massive cost savings.  Read more >>  

Posted @ July 11, 2014, 3:02 pm.   

Employee Involvement Key to Dental Software Deployment

When implementing new forms of dental technology, such as web-based dental software, for example, a recent Dentistry IQ report states that it's important to involve all employees within a practice to ensure the deployment goes smoothly.  Read more >>  

Posted @ June 27, 2014, 3:58 pm.   

Dentists Turning to Dental Software to Improve Patient Care

As more healthcare organizations across the nation work to adopt electronic medical records, more physicians are turning to business intelligence technology to improve patient care, according to a recent InformationWeek report.  Read more >>  

Posted @ June 13, 2014, 3:35 pm.   

Dental Practice Management Helps Dentists Engage with Patients

Dental practice management solutions may be helping dentists use digital and online tools to engage with patients, according to the results of a new study recently released by a dental technology vendor Read more >>  

Posted @ May 30, 2014, 3:12 pm.   

Companies Need Not Worry About Cloud Computing Costs

As companies prepare to migrate to the cloud, they are often concerned about how much the services cost. Yet they should not be so concerned, as the migration and ongoing costs will likely be paid off shortly, allowing the company to experience maximum benefits.  Read more >>  

Posted @ May 2, 2014, 4:30 pm.   

The Paperless Office Can Improve Revenues

The paperless office is capable of improving revenues and creating new growth opportunities because the technology alleviates many operating costs and expenses associated with paper use.  Read more >>  

Posted @ April 17, 2014, 4:16 pm.   

Cloud Services May Change Dentistry Forever

Cloud computing technologies are changing businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including dentistry. In fact, Software-as-a-Service and other cloud models can improve efficiency while potentially changing the way that practice operate.  Read more >>  

Posted @ March 28, 2014, 4:06 pm.   

Cloud Computing Provides Exceptional Disaster Recovery Solutions

Cloud computing has the ability to improve a company's disaster recovery plan, often giving firms technologies which allow them to get information back sooner. However, businesses should first discuss with the service provider the solution's capabilities and how they affect both the provider and its customers, according to a CloudTweaks report.  Read more >> 

Posted @ March 21, 2014, 2:30 pm.   

Data Privacy is Well Protected in the Cloud

According to IT experts, the cloud is a secure platform in which companies can safely store enterprise data. However, for those still wary about the protective measures given to virtualized data, the World Privacy Forum recently published some simple guidelines businesses can use to ensure their cloud-based data is protected.  Read more >> 

Posted @ March 7, 2014, 2:51 pm.   

Google+ Finding a Place in Dental Practices

As dental practices have turned to technology to streamline their business and administrative operations, social media has enabled smaller practices to improve their marketing and help patients with simple questions, according to  Read more >> 

Posted @ February 28, 2014, 11:52 am.   

Dentists Slowly Warming to Life in the Cloud

A report from found that initial reservations over cloud computing and SaaS have faded at dental offices throughout the United States. Aside from overall improvements in the technology's reliability, the presence of solutions designed specifically for use in the dental office have made the cloud more appealing.  Read more >> 

Posted @ February 21, 2014, 2:42 pm.   

Cloud Expert: Businesses Want SaaS to Replace Critical On-Premise Systems

Chris Barbin, CEO of cloud consulting firm Appiro, recently told ZDNet that businesses in all industries want to replace certain business-critical on-premise software with SaaS applications as soon as possible.  Read more >> 

Posted @ February 14, 2014, 3:48 pm.   

Custom Business Productivity Applications Delivered Through the Cloud

The number of applications created by "citizen developers" is expected to rise in the next several years, according to a new report by IT research firm Gartner.  Read more >> 

Posted @ February 7, 2014, 3:10 pm.   

Dental IT Upgrades Among Factors Driving Health IT Boom

Market research firm In-Stat recently reported that dental offices and healthcare institutions are among the primary organizations driving the IT industry as the fastest growing vertical.  Read more >> 

Posted @ February 5, 2014, 4:01 pm.   

Medical Technologies Will Become More Sophisticated in the Next Decade

Along with cloud services, worldwide internet and 3D printing, medical IT was noted by Cisco's Dave Evans as one of the technologies expected to play a critical role in the next 10 years. As noted in a recent report by Computerworld, Evans, speaking at the Cisco Live Conference, claimed healthcare technologies will inevitably become more sophisticated.  Read more >> 

Posted @ January 28, 2014, 9:16 am.   

Dental Technology in Greater Demand

Offices everywhere are plugging in to new dental technology, according to new a report by Babichenko Dental Labs.  Read more >> 

Posted @ January 24, 2014, 3:51 pm.   

Software-as-a-Service Market Poised for Growth

According to IT research firm Gartner, the worldwide Software-as-a-Service market is expected to boom in the next couple of years and eventually reach $21.3 billion in revenues by 2015. For dental offices, this may mean more business productivity tools to incorporate with dental practice management software.  Read more >>

Posted @ January 18, 2014, 12:37pm.   

Business Applications Lead to Cloud Increase

The cloud is being adopted by large companies in record numbers, according to a new report by Ovum. Within a year, the technology's implementation has risen 60 percent.  Read more >>

Posted @ January 15, 2014, 12:40 pm.   

Pricing Transparency Leads to Informed Cloud Purchases

There are numerous cloud services and providers on the marketplace today, and sorting through all of them can become quite a headache for dentists looking to upgrade practice technologies. However, new standards models may soon make it easy for businesses to choose the model best suited for them, Network Computing recently reported.  Read more >>

Posted @ January 10, 2014, 10:51 am.   

Risk Management Key for Cloud Computing

According to a recent CIO magazine report, companies and organizations deploying cloud computing services are advised to focus on risk management. This is especially true for dental practices and other healthcare organizations that regularly deal with sensitive information.  Read more >>

Posted @ January 7, 2014, 2:12 pm.