Cloud data storage has been proven to be agile, flexible, reliable, and safe. It is so trustworthy financial institutions are rapidly increasing its adoption. Healthcare has also begun to benefit from this technology as well by using a cloud-based LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
Ease of Data Access
As analytics are growing in importance as it is being increasingly applied to Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things), ease of data access is becoming more crucial as well. Cloud-based LIMS helps facilitate this through centralized data storage, in contrast to servers located in several locations. Personnel will be able to access the data from several labs via a secure login ID whenever and wherever they are.
Sensitive Data Secured
A patient’s medical data will be fully encrypted when it is stored by a cloud-based LIMS. It cannot be accessed unless a secure login is properly used by authorized staff members. This is much more secure than storing sensitive data in physical servers on-site. Backup and disaster-recovery services can also be provided by the cloud provider.
Minimize CAPEX Costs
A lab using cloud-based LIMS will no longer use physical servers located on-premises. As a result, funds spent on purchasing and installing equipment will be either minimized or eliminated.
Decrease Manpower Expenses
A laboratory utilizing cloud-based LIMS will be able to decrease the expenses for paying in-house IT personnel. They won’t have to pay for the costs of maintenance and repair for servers housed on-premises. They can opt for an expert MSP (Managed Services Provider) that is experienced in LIMS. This arrangement also gives the lab the ability to scale services as needed.
STARLIMS Integrated Solution
Implementing state-of-the art technology, STARLIMS provides a totally integrated solution that incorporates LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Advanced Analytics, and Mobile within a single application. This innovation makes building and maintaining custom interfaces required by third party tools unnecessary.
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.