Tech Data Prescribes Health Care IT
Tech Data, the giant IT product distributor, has opened up another “Specialized Business Unit” (SBU) for the specific purpose of delivering health care technology. Here’s why.
Forecasts predict that government-funded health care providers and other modernization incentives via the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (ARRA) show that investing in this vertical is a smart move, especially for 2010.
Tech Data notes:
- Industry analyst Gartner claims the health care industry will spend roughly $81 billion on IT in 2010.
- INPUT says the ARRA is going to inject 22.8 billion into heath care IT inside the next six years.
- Plus, the Department of Veteran Affairs 2010 budget is looking for $3.3 billion to fund IT infrastructure.
Bottom line? Even if these stats are a little exaggerated or generous there’s cash flowing around health care, and a lot of it. That’s why Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Avnet and other distributors are touting the market.
So VARs, you’ve got another market you can dip into now, with Tech Data’s blessing. And it’s not just computers, or data management. Tech Data is supporting technology that would be present in every corner of a bustling hospital. Digital signage for staff and visitors, physical security, network security and content management (including scanners and other document software). It also comes bundled with Tech Data’s unique blend of help, notably:
- TechMed Web Resource Center – Already live, the TechMed Web Resource Center provides resellers with the information they need to strengthen their healthcare solutions practice.
- TechMed Solutions Pavilion – Tech Data will devote nearly a third of its 6,000-square-foot solutions center to healthcare IT, helping resellers get hands-on with the latest solutions.
Bottom line? Seems like opportunity is knocking.