|By Patrick Burke||
|June 21, 2013 10:00 AM EDT||
Cloud computing is the game changer for the life sciences industry, according to an article on PharmaBiz.com.
Globally, pharma majors are deploying cloud technology because it provides data security, compliance and transparency, according to Vikram Anand, associate vice president, cloud-based technology & product delivery services, ArisGlobal.
"Cloud is changing the way we deploy technology. Eli Lily uses cloud services for research and development efforts. GSK has chosen to replace its existing Lotus Notes, Domino, and Postini services for its 96,500 employees worldwide, with everything being hosted on the cloud. Roche uses pre-clinical SaaS solution to consolidate several key application areas and harmonize all its sites worldwide," he said.
The benefits of moving to the cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with "pay-as-you-go" pricing. It allows enhanced collaboration, lower upfront investment, provides increased return on investment and greater flexibility and faster scale up of operations.
Cloud computing drastically lowers the total cost of ownership, improves collaboration, operational efficiency and speeds up the R&D processes. Security of data on the cloud is better than in-house systems. Data on the cloud is secure and compliant, Anand added.
IBM Buys Cloud Computing Firm in Deal Said to Be Worth $2B
Big Blue has offered up some big bucks to bolster its cloud presence.
I.B.M. agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, a cloud computing company, in order to fortify I.B.M.'s position in the fast-growing market for computing sold to businesses as a service delivered over the Internet.
The purchase price was not disclosed publicly, according to a post on The New York Times. But it was about $2 billion, according to a person told of the negotiations, who has asked not to be named because he had not been authorized to speak about the terms, according to The Times.
SoftLayer, a private company based in Dallas, has a network of 13 data centers in the United States, Singapore and Amsterdam, and revenue of about $400 million a year. GI Partners, a private equity fund based in Menlo Park, Calif., is the majority owner of SoftLayer.
The acquisition is the largest made so far under the leadership of Virginia M. Rometty, who became chief executive in January 2012. The move, analysts say, also gives I.B.M. a broader presence in the business of cloud computing services.
Wearable Tech Will Form ‘Human Cloud'
Cloud computing is getting up close and personal, finding its place in wearable technology.
A report from Rackspace Hosting found that with the rise of wearable technology, it will fuel the rise of the "human cloud."
Cloud computing has become an integral facet of the rise in wearable tech, with the rich data available at a user's command all being easily stored in the cloud, according to CloudComputingNews.net.
As a result the report, "The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity," examined the responses of 4,000 UK and US adults, as well as collaborating with experts from the Center for Creative and Social Technology (CAST).
The key takeaways were:
82% of wearable tech users in America, and 71% in Britain believed that these devices have "enhanced their lives"
More than four in five (87% US, 81% UK) respondents believe that wearable tech has improved their personal abilities
Just under half (47%) of wearable tech users "felt more intelligent" while 61% "felt more informed" with the same number agreeing that their personal efficiency improved with the devices
With the Rackspace research, more than half (51%) of respondents see security issues as a barrier to adoption for wearable computing, with one in five saying that the devices should be banned entirely.
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