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Business Drivers for Technology in Life Science Manufacturing

Published: 20 December 2012

ID: G00245217

Analyst(s): Steven Lefebure, Michael Shanler


The life science industry (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech and other related companies) is evolving in response to a common set of drivers for change. We identify eight drivers for business and IT leaders who plan the strategy for the use of technology in their organizations.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Business Drivers
    • Driver No. 1: New Industry Economic Realities
    • Driver No. 2: Global Operating Model
    • Driver No. 3: New Innovation Models
    • Driver No. 4: Healthcare Transformation
    • Driver No. 5: New Value Propositions
    • Driver No. 6: Virtualization/Externalization
    • Driver No. 7: Digitization of the World/Internet of Things
    • Driver No. 8: Government Regulations
  • Gartner Life Science Industry Research Approach

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