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Technology Solutions & Implementation Archives - Pharmica Consulting

Better Pharma Change Management on the Way to the Cloud… and in the Pre-check Line

I recently took a vacation that involved a major airline flight. I don’t travel for business, so it’s been a little while since I’ve flown.  When I printed my boarding passes, I noticed that I was registered for the TSA Pre-check, and although I heard about it on the news, I really didn’t know what[…]

Don’t Make Me Think – A Simple Fix to Boost Usability

Last year, one of our clients came to us and asked us to create a Knowledge Sharing Application. The main objective of the application was to enable users to share innovations across the enterprise . . . whether concepts, innovative approaches, or best practices. It would help users identify and obtain information and learnings to address business[…]

Webinar: Sample SharePoint Migration

Does your upcoming SharePoint migration feel like the proverbial millstone around your neck?  Do you break out into a cold sweat when someone mentions file migration? You are not alone.  Tackling a SharePoint Migration can be a daunting task – especially if your organization is migrating thousands of files.  But you do not have to[…]

SharePoint 2013 – A Ten-Point Review of SharePoint 2013 vs. 2010

With its release three years ago, SharePoint 2010 delivered some major changes compared to its 2007 predecessor. With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft continues that trend—introducing new, cutting-edge features for web content management, workflow, search, and big data. Outlining 10 key points of comparison between SharePoint 2010 and 2013, this white paper is ideal for any organization that[…]

Implementing SharePoint in R&D

In our personal lives almost everyone uses Facebook, Twitter, etc.; the growth has been unbelievable. Many organizations are saying they need SharePoint, which is by far the most popular collaboration platform in the life sciences industry today. But what does that mean? Why do people want SharePoint? What problems are they solving? Fill out the form[…]

Common Sense Portal Development for Pharma

In a big pharma, intranet portals play a key role in integrating complex information infrastructure across divisions, functions, specialties, projects, or federations of partner companies by acting as a virtual gateway to externally hosted content. While the model can be straight forward, many intranet portal projects are initiated without the fundamental understanding of what a[…]

5 Ways Technology Will Save the Pharma Industry

Current trends and new developments in the way clinical trials are being conducted bode well for the future of the industry. The differences between next-generation and traditional clinical trial methods has great potential. Five of the most crucial areas in which clinical trials are changing for the better will be looked at in more detail[…]

Useful vs. Useless – A SharePoint Study of Taste

Much has been written in the last few years around Microsoft’s decision to deprecate Meeting Workspaces in SharePoint 2013.  This post will try not to rehash those points, but rather discuss a real world example of a client struggling with the reality that a looming SharePoint upgrade will leave them workspace-less. Many SharePoint customers found no use[…]

Helmet Technology – What Pharma Can Learn from the NHL About IT Infrastructure

There is no way for me to tell you a consulting story about resistance-to-change more absurd than what you’ve already experienced.  You know who they are, and why they cling to IE6, or Windows 95, or their 30lb PC desktop tower. Considered separately, each reason not to change isn’t crazy. You could almost be convinced[…]

5 Ways Collaborate More Effectively Using SharePoint 2013

Collaboration has become a key and an integral part of our day to day modern work life. Virtual Office and web meetings have made us collaborate better and more effectively. Let’s take a look at 5 ways we can improve collaboration using SharePoint 2013/Office 365. 1.  OneDrive OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) provides secure document storage on[…]

Who am I? An Identity Management Crisis

Is it Greg Cohee, greg.cohee, gcohee, Greg_Cohee1, or GJC!2X785cze????? Ok, maybe you remember who you are but what is your password…today…for which system? Computers are pervasive in today’s workplace and our personal lives. They are a part of every process and do a great job of storing large amounts of data. They can ‘remember’ data[…]