Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?
January 21, 2021
Network, Alpha Engineering Associates
Technical Assurance With Abbott Informatics Cloud Services – Part 2
January 25, 2021
LIMS Developers, Alpha Engineering Associates

Implementing a LIMS can be thrilling period of transition for a lab. Newly installed, the LIMS gives an organization the opportunity for reevaluating its laboratory in terms of business processes and operational efficiency.  In addition, a new LIMS will allow it to take advantage of up-to-date technology. At the end of the day, the benefits from the features and benefits a LIMS can provide will depend on the quality of a lab’s infrastructure.

Often overlooked as it functions in the background, infrastructure is a key feature of enterprise systems. Users are unaware of its crucial role until a system fails. During events such as a crash, disaster recovery or user problems, the design and management of infrastructure can determine the success or failure of a business. Thus, the leaders of a laboratory must make the proper choices for their infrastructure requirements. Their decision must also consider the cost of ownership, evaluating whether the managing and hosting should be done in-house or retaining a managed services provider.

STARLIMS Cloud Solution

Offering a secure and high-quality cloud STARLIMS solution, Abbott Informatics can fully manage its infrastructure on behalf of customers. This enables buyers to focus their efforts on laboratory operations instead.

Flexibility of Managed Service Offerings

By offering two kinds of Cloud Services, Abbott allows customers to find the right fit for the requirements of their budget. Some will prefer buying a perpetual license for STARLIMS, which can be considered a capital expense. As an add-on, Abbott will offer Managed Hosting Services.

For the monthly fee, Managed Hosting Services will provide infrastructure and fully managed services. The alternative is paying for STARLIMS as a monthly operational expense. For the monthly fee covering Cloud Subscription, Abbott will provide STARLIMS licenses, infrastructure, fully managed service, and application maintenance and support.

Part 2 will discuss Infrastructure & Security and Fully Managed Services.

Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation

Alpha Engineering Associates, Inc. has been involved with the implementation of over 50 LIMS systems ranging in size from small, “off-the-shelf” software systems to very large, highly customized, multi-functional systems, including STARLIMS, for both governmental agencies and private enterprises. For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.

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