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Nexus of Forces Adoption in Life Sciences Drives Competitive Advantage

Published: 14 October 2013

ID: G00257650

Analyst(s): Don Scheibenreif , Michael Shanler , Dale Hagemeyer


The nexus is gaining substantial traction in life sciences because the industry is highly mobile, social and awash in data, and is investing in leveraging these capabilities in concert. Barriers are also coming down to facilitate movement to the cloud.

Table Of Contents


  • Mobility Is Showing Broad Value Across Functional Groups; However, Stronger Alignment Is Needed for People, Process and Technology to Leverage External Data
  • Life Science Companies Are Unsure How to Use Social Technology, and Are Overly Conservative in Their Engagement
  • Although Cloud Is Increasingly a Routine Performance Enabler, as XaaS Gets More Sophisticated, Many IT Stakeholders Still View Cloud as a Cost-Savings Measure
  • Business Partners Want to Turn Data Into Insight and Leverage Information Stored Everywhere, Especially Big Data

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