How to Build a Scalable IT Infrastructure for Your Life Science Startup

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 6/27/13 3:39 PM

The laboratory of your life science startup is a hot bed of activity. As your researchers and technicians race to prove that your concept is sound and your executive team works to ensure your business model is solid, large amounts of information are coming in and out of your lab lab and executive operations. Properly storing, securing and protecting this large amount of data is the responsibility of your IT systems, processes, and people.

When the needs of your lab change, the capabilities of the technology that supports it need to change as well. If you find that you suddenly need to process tens of thousands of gigabytes of information, or store a similar amount of data for later analysis, the tools you have in place may not be adequate. That is why scalable IT has become such an important issue in the life sciences. Your technology needs to be able to change as fast as your lab does. The following features should be a part of any IT infrastructure that is flexible and adaptive.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, IT Support, Biotechnology Startup, IT Efficiency, Biotech, IT Infrastructure

Choosing an IT Service Provider for Your Biotech Startup Company

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 6/25/13 12:20 PM

Biotech startups often have to rely on a modest amount of initial funding to set up their entire operation. Getting the most out of these limited funds takes careful planning and budgeting. Balancing value with quality, separating wants from needs, and planning realistically for both the present and the future are not easy for any new company.

You may be scrambling to get started, but don't neglect to take the time necessary to carefully vet your suppliers and service providers. It is far less expensive and time-consuming to make the right choice from the start than having to make a change several months in. Whoever provides you with IT infrastructure consulting, service, and support should receive a similar vetting. Keep the following considerations in mind when selecting an ITO provider.

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Topics: IT Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, Biotechnology Startup, Biotech, IT Infrastructure, IT partners, ITO

Growing Your Biotech Startup Business with a Secure IT Infrastructure

Posted by Steven Vigeant on 6/18/13 2:04 PM

The success or failure of your biotech startup is dependent on many things, from the strength of your technology, to the quality of management, to your relationship with investors. But one of the most consequential and frequently overlooked factors is the IT infrastructure you have in place on your first day of business. When starting up a small business in the biotech sector, your technology has to be set up to capitalize on opportunities and avoid setbacks. Every business startup does better when it has the right tools in place from day one. You can help your biotech company manage the benefits and hazards of growth by keeping the following IT concerns in mind.  

Data Backup

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


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