Large data sets are an integral part of most life sciences companies. And while most companies readily spend $200,000 plus on equipment to collect or analyze data, far too many life sciences companies skimp on IT infrastructure to store, transmit and access that critical data.
To keep your researchers productive and your company moving forward, consider the following area of your IT infrastructure:
Storage – Do you generate large volumes of data? Do you have an easy way to store it? Or, do employees have to slow down to find or request more space, or worse, review old data before deleting it? Storage space is much cheaper than your employees’ time. By planning for and having enough space for your ever growing data needs, you keep your researchers focused on experiments and data analysis.
Transmission – Is your network capable of sharing large volumes of data? Or, do researchers waste time moving data from where it is gathered to where it is analyzed? A fast, reliable network cumulatively saves your team hours and days each month.
Accessibility – Once data is gathered, is it quick and easy for researchers to access the data and share it with those who need it? Once it is stored, do the right people have access to it wherever they need it? While security is always an issue to consider, in general, you want the right people to have access to the data whenever and wherever they need it.
Slow network speeds or unreliable equipment can lead to a significant loss of productivity for your team. Investing in a fast, reliable IT infrastructure can quickly pay for itself in improved productivity.
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