Technology is transforming dentistry, but when was the last time you upgraded the hardware that keeps your office running smoothly?
Consider all the ways technology has transformed your dental practice. Thanks to new restorative materials and digital imaging, it’s likely been years since you’ve placed an amalgam filling or taken film radiographs. Maybe you’ve even leveraged cloud-based practice management software to streamline and secure your workflows. All these solutions create opportunities for enhanced efficiency and performance, as well as your business’s bottom line.
Now think about your IT infrastructure. When was the last time you upgraded the hardware that keeps your office connected and running smoothly? And, if you have made the investment, consider how much time, capital, and effort it took to get the network up and running, not to mention, the cost of maintenance over time, and how long before you’ll need to replace hardware again.
The Cost of Ownership
It’s not uncommon for a dental practice to spend upwards of $10,000 to fully overhaul its IT equipment. From there, avoiding problems like obsolescence, cybersecurity risk, and device failure requires replacing components every 3–5 years. As David Broom, General Manager at Henry Schein One, TechCentral Division, explains, many dental practices become “frozen in time,” saddled with outdated hardware no longer supported by the manufacturer and beholden to many of the previously mentioned problems. When this is the case, practice owners face increasingly complex and costly challenges. “Attempting to install new hardware, upgrade applications, migrate and convert practice data, while continuing to operate the practice, can bring unbelievable amounts of stress and expense to the practice owner,” Broom says.
Everything You Need, All-in-One
To alleviate the burden of designing, purchasing, and maintaining your office network, TechCentral by Henry Schein One offers practices the option of leasing an all-in-one, hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) solution for an affordable, monthly subscription fee. The company’s flagship product, Omnicore, includes a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), business-grade wireless access point, and firewall, along with hybrid data backup—everything you need to keep your office performing at its best.
Omnicore is a “network in a box,” housed in a sleek, low-profile, mobile rack easily installable in any office. It’s also owned, fully managed, and maintained by TechCentral, meaning the company will remotely monitor your network for any issues, and readily maintain, update, and replace all components as needed. With Omnicore, you can also rest assured that your data will be protected and available to you as TechCentral stores it both locally and in the cloud, safeguarded by AES 256-bit encryption.
Partnering for Peace of Mind
The HaaS model provided by TechCentral provides numerous benefits over purchasing your own IT equipment. Available in 3 different configurations, Omnicore can be tailored to meet your practice’s unique requirements determined by a free technology assessment, eliminating the hassle of pricing and building your network “à la carte.” Additionally, a monthly subscription with TechCentral includes any necessary repairs or replacements, which makes budget planning easy and means you’ll never have to stress over surprise costs.
Partnering with TechCentral provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing your network is watched over by a team of trusted experts dedicated to helping your IT infrastructure stay stable and up to date, and ready to work for you. Ultimately, TechCentral takes care of your IT needs so you can focus on what matters most—taking care of patients.
4 Benefits of TechCentral’s Hardware-as-a-Service
- Prioritized User Experience: With Omnicore, TechCentral owns the assets and actively participates in the end-user experience. TechCentral has an entire team dedicated to handling special requests for the customer.
- No Warranty Worries: Omnicore includes a warranty on all the centralized equipment provided with the system.
- Rapid Installation, Remote Management: Unlike local IT companies with limited resources, TechCentral has a national presence and can deploy field teams for installations nationwide.
- Data Protection: With Omnicore, data is stored locally on the server, backed up with network-attached storage, and securely replicated in the cloud.