Category Archives: Business

16Aug/21

Innovating to Help Industries Transform

Event Brief – SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp 2021

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Senior Industry Analyst

Peter Maier, President, SAP Industries and Customer Advisory, opened the 2021 Industry Analyst Base Camp with words of caution, “there is still less consensus about the new normal and the future will be more dynamic and uncertain.” With a variety of industry cloud solutions ranging from Automotive, Banking, Consumer Products, Financial Services to Life Sciences and more, Maier said with confidence, “we are the market maker, once again.”

Recognizing that all companies have different starting points, SAP customers are optimizing existing systems and taking a multi-step approach to transition to a modular cloud architecture.  “Moving to the cloud is a journey, not a destination” added Julia White, Chief Marketing and Solutions Officer and Executive Board Member at SAP.  This architecture is comprised of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Industry Cloud (3rd Party Apps and SAP), SAP Line-of-Business (LOB) Solutions and the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) which brings together enterprise applications into one platform for both cloud and hybrid environments. This includes hundreds of pre-built integrations for SAP and third-party applications. White accurately pointed out that many companies have relied on on-prem technologies for decades.  As a result, there are multiple paths customers can take to make the transition. It is not a one size fits all journey.

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30Jul/21

Medical Device Cybersecurity Throughout the Product Life Cycle

By: Thomas Maeder, Industry Analyst, Axendia

“The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy,” begins the May 2021 presidential executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity.  Recent crippling cyberattacks on the Colonial pipeline and JBS Foods, and the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks, among others, have painfully highlighted the fragility of the information and operational technologies on which the modern world so heavily relies. 

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

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23Jun/21

Quantum Computing Opens New Opportunities for Life-Sciences in Europe

IBM and Fraunhofer Unveil Fastest Quantum Computer in Europe – Event Brief

By: Eric M. Luyer, Industry Research Analyst Axendia Inc.

Axendia Inc. was present on 15-JUN-2021 at the official inauguration of the first IBM Quantum Computer in Europe by IBM and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The setting was a compact virtual live event with highly distinguished guest speakers: Dr. Angela Merkel – German Chancellor, Dr. Arvind Krishna – CEO and Chairman IBM, Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer – President of the Fraunhofer – Gesellschaft e.V. as well as various representatives of large industries such as Trumpf, Bosch, BASF, BMW and others.

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14May/21

FDA Guidance on ICH Q12 Will Accelerate BioPharma PLM Adoption

As Bio-Pharmaceutical companies look for opportunities to accelerate innovation cycles, the management of products across the complete lifecycle to support continuous improvement is a strategic imperative.  To fast-track innovation, companies need to be open to new ideas and have awareness of new and emerging systems and technologies. 

This week, FDA issued guidance supporting the use of ICH Q12 to encourage the use of Product Lifecycle Management across the Pharmaceutical.

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13May/21

Driving Digital Transformation in a Connected Eco-System

Life-Science companies of all sizes are digitally transforming to improve quality, from raw material to patient, while achieving resilience, effectiveness & efficiency.

Hear from Edward Armstrong, Director QA at Mustang Bio, Beth Hayes, VP, BioPharma Strategy at Salesforce, Prashanth Rajendran, CEO at ComplianceQuest and Daniel R. Matlis, President at Axendia in this panel discussion

Take a sneak peak of our candid discussion in this video clip:

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