In the previous blog, I outlined my plan to discuss digital transformation in four parts, Freedom, Peace of Mind, Focus and Insight. As those of us in the United States prepare to celebrate our country’s Independence Day on July 4, the word “freedom” is top of mind. It seems fitting to offer the next installment in my blog series at this time. Let’s consider freedom from a different perspective – how digital transformation enables freedom.
Freedom is defined by dictionary.com as “the power to determine action without restraint.” With legacy systems bounding information within them and an overwhelming amount of new information becoming available but companies have no way to synthesize it, individuals on both the business and technical sides of an organization are feeling less “free” now than ever before as the to-do list to take advantage of data and the ability to provide better insight continues to grow longer and longer.
The reality is that the ability to take advantage of big data is a challenging endeavor made up of valuable information from disparate sources, much of which is trapped inside legacy systems and requires strict oversight and governance in order to be liberated properly. Additionally, aging middleware solutions have met their functional limits based on new technical capabilities available while at the same time there’s is a massive explosion of data coming from IoT devices hitting the market everyday.
As pharmaceutical and healthcare firms look to figure out how to integrate, aggregate, harmonize and analyze all of the data to discover actionable business insights, executives are challenge with competing resource needs and inflating market costs. There are several paths giving you the ability to yield “actions without restraint,” as the definition says, including using iPaaS solutions to offload the need to install and manage integration software, or better yet, using a Managed Services approach whereby domain experts perform the integration, aggregation and harmonization for you, on behalf of your team, and then leave the complex insights to be worked on by the data scientists and other experts in your company.
So instead of your costly data scientists spending 80% of their day acting as data janitors, a company like Liaison can be your partner and flip the model, so that your data scientists can be freed to spend 80% of their day analyzing data and developing competitive and critical business insights faster.
The ability to share data and to release its power to drive actionable insights across a complex business landscape (health systems, contract research organizations, public health, manufacturing etc.) is critical for success. For example, the R&D process is plagued with inherent data challenges that restrain treatments from hitting the market as quickly as intended. Today’s firms are attempting to unlock their data by turning to an “iPaaS” (Integration Platform as a Service) model with Managed Services as noted in this short, 2 minute video.
Would you like more freedom to do more in your organization without the need for more resources? Would your data scientist be happier analyzing data than being a data janitor? As you look to make the digital transformation in your business, look to integration and data management managed services to set you free!
Here’s to a happy “Data Independence Day” to your organization.