Mobile and cloud technologies are primary drivers for change in Enterprise Content Management (ECM.) Workers want easy access to content from multiple devices, wherever they may be working and while on the go. Similarly, globally distributed teams are reliant on cloud-based collaboration for the exchange of ideas, decision making and keeping the business moving forward. A new AIIM report released last week looks at the current and future adoption of cloud applications and mobile access as they relate to ECM. In thinking about ECM in Life Sciences and what we’re seeing in terms of cloud and mobile adoption, there were several findings that jumped out at me. While I certainly encourage you to read the full report, I wanted to share five key takeaways from my perspective.
TAKEAWAY 1: Assess Each Application for Cloud on its Merits
AIIM reports “16% of responding organizations are unequivocal about cloud for all core IT applications, 42% will review each application for cloud on its merits. 13% have a wait and see policy. Only 10% say “No cloud.” In a highly regulated industry such as life sciences, organizations are keenly aware of the compliance and security implications of any mission-critical application. And with the average cost to bring a drug to market totaling in
the billions, organizations can be understandably risk-averse when thinking about putting valuable, intellectual property in the cloud. Therefore, the fact that 42% of companies will review each application for cloud on its merits aligned to exactly what I’m seeing in the market. Each company has it’s own landscape of applications and systems. And, each company has its own Continue reading