Changing Life Sciences Value Chain

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With the global recession now in the rear view mirror, life science companies are slowly shifting their primary cost-cutting focus back toward long-term top-line growth. Manufacturing and supply chain strategies are not only a critical component of maintaining lower-costs, but they also hold the key to reducing corporate liability, protecting brand equity and optimizing operational efficiency going forward. A key piece of this effort includes IT outsourcing, and all fingers point to continued growth in this

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Notwithstanding the current issues with the iPhone 4, the use of mobile technologies (including, cell phones, Blackberries, iPhones/iTouches, PDAs, and iPads) are delivering significant benefits to the life sciences industry today.  In an upcoming short report, I plan to highlight some of the specific areas where mobile solutions are justifying their use and delivering value in the industry across a wide variety of applications.  With the role of consumers in the greater health industry continues

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Each year, IDC Health Insights polls the life science industry and asks companies about which IT vendors they plan to spend money with over the coming year.  The survey, which is performed as part of our Life Science Leading Indicators report, asks companies to name all software, hardware, and IT service vendors that they plan to use within the next 12 months. This year's survey concluded this morning, and received 135 responses, so I thought I'd share some of the highlights.

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