TECH BUYER Apr 2020 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR246236220

The Life Sciences Fast Track to Combatting COVID-19 in Europe: Intelligent Collaboration at Scale

By: Nino GiguashviliSenior Research Analyst, Silvia PiaiResearch Director, Europe, Adriana AllocatoResearch Manager, Health Insights, IDC Europe, Giulia BesanaResearch Analyst


This IDC Perspective analyzes the role of ICT in supporting life sciences companies in the fight against COVID-19, highlighting early experiences from companies operating in Europe and worldwide. The study discusses how digital technologies can help accelerate life sciences efforts during the crisis at all levels, from R&D to supply chain operations. The study also provides a "Reverse COVID-19 Fast Track" framework as essential guidance on the key pillars that organizations must focus on to expedite the efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The COVID-19 crisis has made it an undeniable urgency for life sciences organizations to leverage technology to master collaboration at an unprecedented scale. Intelligent collaboration will be imperative for the industry to mobilize critical capabilities, data, and infrastructure, underpinned by a harmonized vision to "fast forward" R&D and achieve the necessary scope, speed, and scale of operations to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. Life sciences organizations today must also look beyond the COVID-19 emergency and start building contingency plans for adapting to the new normal in the post-pandemic era." — Senior Research Analyst Nino Giguashvili, IDC Health Insights Europe



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