In Genomics IT, to Cloud or not to Cloud is only the First Question

By Dr. Alan S. Louie – May 14, 2014
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With whole genome sequencing (WGS) increasingly commoditized, translating the torrent of new WGS data into usable information is the next major IT challenge. While there continue to be debates at the top genomics centers as to whether to create their own datacenters or go to commercial cloud service providers (or some mixture of both), most researchers are realizing that the practical move to the cloud is only the first step on their path to sustainable genomics analysis capabilities.


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Dr. Alan S. Louie

Research DirectorIDC Health Insights

Dr. Alan Louie is Research Director at IDC Health Insights. In this role, he is spearheading the company’s research covering innovation and best practices in pharmaceutical R&D and personalized…


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