3 Tips for Biotech Companies Navigating Supply Chain Issues

Posted by Data Evolution on 4/18/22 11:37 AM

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers and producers have learned to adapt to many new and unforeseen challenges and hardships. For biotech companies in 2022, navigating the shortages and delays in the global supply chain is one such challenge that looks set to continue through the rest of the year. Data Evolution has outlined three tips to help biotech companies mitigate these issues until the global supply chain fully recovers.

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Topics: Biotech, Hardware

How Supply Chain Issues Are Affecting Biotech Companies

Posted by Data Evolution on 4/12/22 9:28 AM

Companies across all industries are dealing with supply chain issues and shortages in 2022. From extended delivery times to product unavailability continuing for weeks and months, companies have had to learn to be flexible and adapt to the difficulties presented by global supply chain issues.

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Topics: Biotech, Hardware

4 Ways to Avoid a Spear Phishing Attack Against Your Biotech

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 9/20/16 8:30 AM

A trustful nature is, under most circumstances, not a bad character trait to have. But to cybercriminals, a little too much trust — combined with a generous dose of curiosity and inattention — is just the crack they need to worm their way into your biotech firm’s data.

Recently, I wrote about phishing , one of the most widespread and effective techniques used by hackers today to steal data, infect networks, and disrupt business. In its most basic form, phishing casts a wide net in the hopes of reeling in a few gullible individuals among thousands.

But hackers have a much more precise — and potentially devastating — weapon in their arsenal: spear phishing.

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Topics: Biotech, Data Security

Should Our Early-Stage Biotech Invest in an On-Site Server? 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 5/10/16 11:44 AM

Does an early-stage biotech company even need servers? If you listen to the way some people talk about it, on-site servers are unnecessary expenses in the modern, cloud-based world.

But while cloud services do give startup biotech firms unprecedented power to launch quickly with a small team, as your firm grows, special consideration needs to be taken when you start planning your company infrastructure. To be clear, we here at Data Evolution embrace both local and cloud servers, storage and applications. These days it is more likely our clients will have a hybrid (local and cloud) system. There are many things that are best served in the cloud but for this blog we are focusing on how to help make decisions around why you may need a local versus a cloud based system. There are considerations around power, storage space, and security your firm will need to reach your growth goals.

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Topics: Biotech, Server

Small to Mid-Sized Biotech Company? Watch Out For These New Cyber Attacks

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 2/26/15 11:33 AM

If you read the news these days there always seems to be a new article about a data breach, virus or hacking threat. They are usually about large companies (remember Anthem’s identity theft breach where tens of millions of SSNs were stolen?) but multinational corporations aren’t the only ones being targeted.  Even small to mid-sized companies get hit - we have seen an increasing number of targeted attacks at some of our very own biotech clients. There are two threats in particular I want to share:

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Topics: Biotechnology Startup, Biotech, Data Security

Dropbox Isn't the Answer for Biotech Startups

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 11/6/13 2:44 PM

If you are in the early stages of your biotech startup, you are probably looking for affordable and familiar IT tools to improve the way that you do business. With tens of millions of subscribers, Dropbox is one of the most popular consumer file syncing and sharing solutions.  Odds are some of your employees are even using it at work.

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Topics: Biotech, Data Security

Why Biotech Startups Should be Cautious About the Cloud

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 10/10/13 8:30 AM

Cloud computing solutions have helped relieve a lot of common IT problems. They allow easy and immediate scalability of an IT infrastructure at a fixed price. Plus, they facilitate remote access and data backup, issues that were major headaches in the past.

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Topics: Cloud IT Solutions, IT Security, Biotech, Data Security

Why Biotech Startups Need a Better Kind of Managed IT Service Provider

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 8/13/13 5:37 PM

There are almost as many managed IT service providers (MSPs) as there are biotech startups. Whether large or small, specialized or general, these companies help business of all types select, install and maintain their IT infrastructure. They may seem to be all alike, but most MSPs will not have the experience or expertise to provide your biotech start up with exactly the technology mix it needs meet its goals.

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Topics: Biotechnology Startup, Biotech, IT Infrastructure

How to Plan Your Biotech Startup Company's IT Investment

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 7/30/13 2:54 PM

Every dollar of your angel investment is important. With these limited funds, you have to set up a lab, prove a concept and produce the data necessary to secure more funding. No matter what the initial investment is, these funds disappear fast. That is why planning and budgeting are so important in the early days of a biotech startup.

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Topics: Cloud IT Solutions, IT Security, IT Security, Biotechnology Startup, Biotech, Data Security, Hybrid MSP, IT partners, Cloud

Top 4 Considerations in IT Infrastructure for Every Biotech Startup

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 7/16/13 5:31 PM

Your IT Infrastructure is more than just the computers that populate your labs and office space. It is a complex network of hardware and software located both on and off-site that is at the core of everything your biotech startup does. Without having these systems in place and running smoothly, your executives and researchers can't work effectively.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, Small Business IT Support, IT Support, IT Security, Biotechnology Startup, IT Efficiency, Biotech, Data Security, IT Infrastructure


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