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Thinking About Cloud Computing? What questions should you be asking and why. – Part 8

Cloud Computing - Is a Data Conversion necessaryIs a Data Conversion Necessary?

Data conversions are an ugly process.  If you choose a Cloud Practice Management Application (PM App) from a new company, they have to reverse engineer your old Company’s  data format, then smush it all around (technical term) into their own proprietary database format.   Often there aren’t equivalent fields for some data, so it’s left behind.   My experiences for data conversions have been “Someone always cries”. 

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Thinking About Cloud Computing? What questions should you be asking and why. – Part 7

Cloud Computing - 3rd Party Integration SupportWhat about 3rd Party Integration Support?

Wow, that’s a technical jargon title (my apologies).   As odd as it sounds, this matters.  You may be using a 3rd party integration that may not work with your selected Cloud solution.

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Thinking About Cloud Computing? What questions should you be asking and why. – Part 6

Will it work with my existing equipment?

This matters if you are trying to extend the life of your existing hardware and defer a large Capital Expenditure on new gear.