Facilitating Virtualized Research: The Oracle Health Sciences Cloud
To accommodate the increasingly virtualized and networked environment of research and development, some biopharmaceutical organizations have been looking to cloud computing and the benefits of sharing a common hosted platform of technology and services with a number of integrated partners. With a lower cost of ownership companies can free up technology resources to better focus on delivering safe and effective drugs. Embracing a network of partners sharing data and services, however, is not without challenges. The pace of clinical research demands quick access to data, and in a cloud paradigm research teams have to be able to nimbly work across organizational boundaries to acquire all the needed information.