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IT Outsourcing in Life Sciences Industry Records 35 Percent Growth in 2013: Everest Group

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DALLAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The data-rich life sciences industry—plagued with multi-faceted challenges such as stifled R&D efficiency, a changing portfolio mix, and a rise in merger, acquisition and restructuring activity—is increasingly looking to analytics and technology initiatives to provide competitive leverage. Accordingly, 2013 saw a 35 percent growth in information technology outsourcing (ITO) among pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology firms.

These findings and more are discussed in a new Everest Group report, IT Outsourcing (ITO) in the Life Sciences Industry - Annual Report 2014: Analytics Driving the Innovation Engine.

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In addition, a free Everest Group webinar on “What’s Driving the Surge in Life Sciences IT Outsourcing?” is available for viewing on demand.

“Analytics has entrenched itself as a key lever to provide real-time, actionable insights and improve operational efficiency,” said Jimit Arora, vice president at Everest Group. “Analytics will be a primary tool for life sciences firms driving key strategic initiatives, particularly with respect to cost reduction, top-line growth, and risk and compliance management.”

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  • Twelve percent CAGR anticipated in healthcare ITO market 2013-20
  • Increasing demand for infrastructure services expected in healthcare IT outsourcing
  • Analytics present triple value in healthcare ITO
  • New demands are driving changes in location maturity for life sciences ITO

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