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Life sciences companies that approach business challenges with a robust cloud strategy—weaving cloud capabilities into the fabric of their business processes—can increase their operational efficiency.
Today, the key question is no longer “should we use cloud?” but “how do we use cloud to our best advantage?” As life sciences companies move into new markets and launch new products and services, cloud-based solutions offer the scalability, flexibility and ability to experiment.
Technology vendors are responding with vertical cloud services specifically targeted to life sciences companies’ needs. Cloud-based solutions allow companies to ratchet up their capabilities unencumbered by legacy technologies. Companies can now safely extend their cloud strategies to R&D, and commercial, supply chain and enterprise functions.
For the foreseeable future, traditional systems will continue to play a role in the overall IT landscape. Cloud and traditional IT will coexist. As business and IT work together on what needs to be on-premise versus what can be run virtually, they will come together to make the optimum use of the transformation opportunities presented by new cloud-based solutions.
Read the complete report—Life Sciences Technology Trends 2013: Every Business Is a Digital Business.
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July 25, 2013
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