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Maximizing the value of cloud in life sciences

March 31, 2021

In brief

Life sciences is taking a tech-first approach

Both cost and speed were ranked as top priorities for execs surveyed while business enablement and resilience/business continuity fell to the bottom.

Progress to date trails most other industries

Two-thirds of life sciences companies are not realizing the full benefits of their cloud migration journeys.

There is a low confidence in their approach

Less than half of life sciences executives (43%) said they are very satisfied with the cloud outcomes achieved to date.

Overcoming barriers


Legacy infrastructure and/or application sprawl


Infrastructure is a bottleneck


Security and compliance risks

Achieving value

Embrace cloud as a CEO priority

The entire business needs to be part of the solution and agree cloud can enable business initiatives that drive efficiency, innovation and growth.

Business value focus

Develop a cloud strategy anchored to economic business cases to identify revenue upside and cost efficiency opportunities while aligning goals.

Partnering for success

Leverage the skills and experience of appropriate partners. Cloud managed services can help companies access key skills while keeping costs down.

Workforce and culture change management

Implement talent readiness programs and new operating models to evolve culture, transforming how people work and how they meet rapidly changing needs.

Geoff Schmidt

Managing Director – Cloud First, Life Sciences

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