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Keeping Data Secure and Validated in the Cloud – Addressing the Misconceptions Surrounding Cloud Computing in Pharma

The requirement to demonstrate compliance, while still maintaining process efficiency and ease of use for marketing teams and time-to-market for life science companies, has led to a surge in interest in cloud computing systems for the management of commercial compliance. David Bennett of Zinc Ahead discusses the use of cloud computing within life sciences, focusing on the misconceptions that surround cloud computing systems in the three areas of data security, validation, and compliance. The article reviews different cloud environments and the benefits for life sciences – emphasising the importance of data validation and compliance in conjunction with privacy and security when specifying a cloud computing system.