Cloud deployment is necessary to advance the execution of digital strategies by advancing IT’s ability to deliver agile, flexible and scalable solutions. Life science CIOs face a major challenge in moving applications supporting good x practice (GxP)-regulated processes to the cloud. Gartner clients have shared the barriers and hurdles erected by quality, legal and regulatory colleagues that impede progress in achieving objectives due to the often manual and risk-averse steps necessary to move projects forward.
Life science CIOs have an opportunity to accelerate digital capabilities in their enterprise by adopting well-built cloud solutions. The first major wave of cloud deployments in the life science industry occurred with applications not under the “cloud of validation”. In this recent research, Gartner offers steps CIOs can use to include regulated systems in their cloud migration strategy and overcome the “v-model barrier”.
Summary: Recent FDA draft guidance offers the life science industry a key recommendation for cloud adoption of validated applications. Life science CIOs can use the following best practices to increase enterprise agility, elasticity and scalability by moving regulated applications to cloud solutions.
- Select Vendors That Align With Regulated Cloud Migration Strategy
- Leverage Certifications and Standards to Meet Essential Quality, Legal and Regulatory Requirements
- Leverage the Cloud Validation Package Model for Regulated Applications
Contact Gartner to discuss the above best practices to deploy regulated applications in the cloud.
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