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Pharma looks to big data, blockchain, cloud, security

November 05, 2019 / IT-Online

Big data, blockchain, cloud computing and cybersecurity are the main technologies where pharma companies see the need to invest. This is according to GlobalData’s latest report, “Emerging Technology Trends Survey – Pharma 2019”, which reveals that over 70% of pharma executives, who have some level of responsibility with regards to the implementation of new and emerging technologies, prioritise data protection and storage solutions for their investments. Urte Jakimaviciute, senior director of market research at GlobalData, comments: “There is a sizable market on the dark web for healthcare industry related data and breaking into pharmaceutical companies’ systems can expose information related to clinical trials, trade secrets, and IP associated with drug formulation processes and technologies. “Any cyberattack that leaks confidential information can affect not only revenues but also damage brand reputation, disrupt the supply chain, or result in...