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2014 Life Science Hype Cycle has published

by Michael Shanler  |  August 5, 2014  |  Comments Off on 2014 Life Science Hype Cycle has published

Fifty technologies are profiled by Gartner analysts in this year’s Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2014.    This is the most densely packed hype cycle since the LS HC  introduction in 2003.   This year, we added 8 new profiles and renamed a few others (with justification) to reflect the latest technology evolution.  The sheer volume of profiles reiterate that IT and technology are becoming more pervasive and are redefining the boundaries of this industry.  Some of these new technologies are in the tech “trigger” phase.   A handful of others were added, reflecting our expanded area of coverage (and some tenacious prodding by clients.)

My last blog post was centered on the “digital transformation” required by the industry as a whole.  While the message for the next few years is surely “digital”, there are a lot of questions about how and when to make investments in technology.  The move to digital will require both cutting edge and mature technologies.   As a reminder, just because a technology might be on the upswing “trigger” on our curve, it does not automatically mean that you must make the investment.  Likewise, technologies in the “trough” don’t automatically mean that it is not the right answer for your organization’s challenge.    You can find a refresher on how to interpret a hype cycle in these documents using these links:

The  information in this life science hype cycle is useful for business and IT leaders that are leading the digital transformation at pharma, biotech, CRO, CMOs and medical device companies.   This includes early stage research, clinical development, quality, legal, manufacturing, supply chain, ops, med affairs, regulatory, sales, and marketing organizations.

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Michael Shanler
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