The Internet of Things (IoT) holds fantastic promise for businesses, but it will take incredible IT capacity to deliver on its potential. Companies must securely handle huge amounts of data, collected from numerous, disparate devices, then instantly sort, store and draw relevant conclusions from it.
In this interview, Michael Winterson, Managing Director of Services at global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, discusses the evolution of IoT, the number of levels on which it operates and how there remains no one-stop-shop IoT solution. In particular, he talks about the rise of the Industrial IoT in the healthcare space. With reference to Equinix’s collaboration with GE Healthcare, Michael explores how the real potential lies in interconnecting different IoT systems to make hospitals run more effectively and improve patient pathways and outcomes.
Return on investment (ROI) is a mathematical equation. Determining the value of investments in content can be a tricky proposition. If you can't place a value on your content, you can't do the math.
Determining ROI not only requires we understand the value of our content—and what it costs to create, manage, and deliver—but it also requires consistency. To make the calculation meaningful, you'll need to ensure you're comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, James Goldman, Content Strategy Program Lead at Equinix, for this free one-hour webinar. James will examine the need for normalizing measurements, making sense of key performance indicators, and communicating the value of digital content production improvements in ways that are meaningful to management.
Digital – a word which is ubiquitous within our industry now and no longer the exclusive domain of IT or marketing. It should not be seen as simply an enabler; intelligent and progressive digitisation is now a fundamental business need in all areas of pharma and healthcare.
We present an exclusive webinar with global data centre and interconnectivity specialist Equinix, joined by digital and technology experts FFW and moderated by our own Paul Tunnah. This debate will provide practical insight and delve deep into the challenges at hand in managing the digitisation of our industry.
Topics covered will include:
•Why being digital is no longer an IT function but rather a business need – analysis and insight into the current market and the coming 3 to 5 years
•Managing data – how pharma needs to change its IT foundations to remain commercially optimised in a changing healthcare environment, including the move from pill to patient
•How industry can prepare – why connected is not enough – definition and benefits of interconnectivity, with learnings from the financial sector
Today, software innovation is shifting from not just writing the code but also to delivering it to customers with fast time-to-market and with high quality. Rooted in agile development methodology, DevOps promises to deliver applications quickly and to improve the coordination between development and production activities.
Learn how guest speaker Tom Grant, Senior Analyst at Forrester sees DevOps and the market trends that are shaping the DevOps movement. You will also learn how Equinix, a leading provider of global data center services, uses Electric Cloud automation solutions to make DevOps a reality—building, testing and deploying applications in a minutes and improving software quality in the process.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- DevOps Concepts
- The journey—from Agile to Continuous Integration/Delivery to DevOps
- How Equinix has implemented DevOps using Electric Cloud
Good news: It’s easier than ever to build a comprehensive hybrid- and multi-cloud strategy utilizing NetApp Private Storage as a Service (NPSaaS) from Faction. Access it from AWS, Azure, Softlayer, and Google Cloud simultaneously, as well as from Equinix, CoreSite, and other cloud-centric datacenters — all pay-per-Terabyte with nothing to buy and configured.
Bad news: A lot of IT departments are having problems supporting their developers and digital transformation initiatives. Complexity and data locality and security concerns have stalled a lot of efforts, and the networking expertise alone to create hybrid environments has derailed many initiatives.
Learn how NetApp Private Storage as a Service Fueled by Faction solves this problem by providing inherently hybrid- and multi-cloud enabled storage that you can “just use”. Learn how to make your data more mobile, avoid outrageous public cloud egress charges, and enable multi-cloud functionality for your developers. We’ll teach you how to become a multi-cloud hero.
A unique Q&A session/open forum panel debate.
It is likely that you interact with ‘the cloud’ on various devices, multiple times throughout the day. However, for pharma we have only just scratched the surface regarding what the cloud can offer in terms of security, connectivity and efficacy. ‘Business analytics’ and ‘cloud’ are often misunderstood.
To answer this, pharmaphorum, in conjunction with industry stalwarts Equinix, present a unique Q&A event, offering the opportunity to ask any questions you may have around what the cloud can do, and how to remain compliant in utilising this technology.
This debate is an open forum and the expert panel will offer insight about interaction between the cloud and pharma with a particular focus on:
• Patient outcomes – The cloud and patients, what are the routes to improving outcomes?
• Internet of things – As the ways to gather data and interact increase exponentially, how does the cloud support this? What are the opportunities and can we eliminate the risk?
• Data and security – How to achieve compliance almost automatically.
• Collaboration – Why and how the cloud enables true partnership working.