Pharmaceutical companies aim to address their requirements around disease-focused early stage drug development, market-focused mid-stage drug development, Health Economic Outcomes Research, and safety-focused late stage processes leveraging the right methods and technology.
Leading pharmaceutical companies such as Takeda are embracing digital transformation to help bring the right tools to their business users.
Research and Development of a drug goes through a long and expensive lifecycle from basic research to pre-clinical and clinical. This includes rigorous regulatory compliance. Having the relevant information available to the research teams is critical to enable faster molecule to market. This is enabled by deploying critical platforms and applications such a slab-information management systems, clinical trials management systems, pharmacovigilance platforms and, research informatics application in a fast and efficient way. It is also crucial to have the right means to scale these deployments on demand.
Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) focuses on solutions for the digital workplace. These platforms empower users with a self-service portal that brings speed and agility to application access and real-time desktop management along with a reduction in storage costs and improvement in hardware utilization.
Building a digital workspace for agile pharma R&D
Desktop-as-a-service, a form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), simplifies desktop operations, enhances security, ensures regulatory compliance, and makes applications and data available anytime, anywhere and on any device. By delivering speed and agility to virtual desktop and application management, DaaS helps pharma companies achieve workplace transformation, leading to efficient and agile drug development.
One of the key benefits of virtual desktops, compared to traditional workstations, is that DaaS can dramatically reduce the total cost ownership. DaaS can reduce hardware capital expenditure annually, and also reduce the operating expenditure annually.
Better security and compliance
The problem with personal computers in a business environment is that they can be hacked, lost or stolen. Virtual desktops address this issue quite simply. If there is no sensitive information stored on any hard drive, or if there is no hard drive at all, as is the case with most thin client hardware, there is nothing to steal.
With a virtual desktop, you can access your complete personal PC desktop experience from anywhere, using any device, including iPads, Macbooks, tablets and other mobile devices, as well as your existing desktops, laptops and thin clients.
Virtual desktops are implemented and scaled quickly. Deployment of new software, applications, and updates takes minutes instead of days. Virtual desktop service can remove application compatibility issues with all applications running on all systems.
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Making the digital journey with VirtuaDesk on AWS
Wipro’s Desktop-as-a-Service, known as VirtuaDesk™, focuses on solutions for the digital workplace. It enables enterprises to build a collaborative and mobile workforce by securing, provisioning, and sharing applications and data. This complete desktop virtualization solution helps pharma companies drive digital transformation.
AWS provides robust scaling capabilities and quick turnaround for setting up the virtual desktop infrastructure and delivering the DaaS solutions to the business users for a fast and flawless experience. Figure 1 shows a general architecture representation for Wipro’s DaaS on AWS.
Figure 1: Wipro’s Desktop-as-a-Service on AWS
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Bhagirath Gopinath (Gopi) is an Enterprise Architect with 18 years’ experience. In his current role, Gopi focuses on Life Sciences and works with clients in the adoption of cloud platforms. He has been championing Digital First Architecture styles for building next-generation platforms. He has also been working on solution themes to build future smart applications covering all architecture layers.