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Healthcare Special VAR Report


Healthy market for cutting-edge technology


Mike Jackson: Today’s technology is driving greater efficiencies within healthcare.


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akota Integrated Solutions is well versed in the provision and deployment of data capture projects and solutions across a diverse


range of sectors, including healthcare. As technology advances & customers need to maximise efficiencies across their business Dakota IS has helped deliver cost savings for a broad range of clients. Dakota IS works in partnership with the customer and business management software provider to deliver and implement a seamlessly integrated real-time data capture solution across a range of business activities. This enables the customer to use the latest technology and techniques to gain a real business advantage.


Dakota IS’s Mike Jackson points out that, although there is currently a major transformation taking place within the NHS this sector still has money to spend and is committed to deploying modern technology in order to drive greater efficiencies for patients and medical staff. “This is where we come in,” said Jackson. “While the landscape is a challenging one there are still projects out there and there is still budget available for the right kind of technology.”


Rise of the tablet PC In terms of current technology trends, Jackson reflects that the iPad, while being a largely consumer-focused phenomenon, has nevertheless created a major upsurge in tablet PC requirements within the business and healthcare sectors. Jackson


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IT Reseller spoke with Mike Jackson, sales & marketing director at Dakota Integrated Solutions, about some of the most in-demand systems the company is currently providing to its healthcare sector customers.


considers that while the iPad itself may not be the ideal device in many business and enterprise environments the tablet PC-type form factor can provide a high level of flexibility and scalability. If you look at the options that were previously widely deployed within the NHS, you might see a rugged PDA or a Computers on Wheels (COWs), but nursing staff often found COWs a little bit bulky and difficult to move around,” he said. “Since the iPad


revolution, there has been greater demand for slate/tablet PCs within the business environment. This has been one of the challenges we've been confronted with and that we’re facing up to by providing these types of devices. In fact, we currently have over 20 projects involving tablet PCs within the NHS.”


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