Is finance learning fast enough from other sectors?

One place you could judge the answer to this might be the MATLAB EXPO, a gathering to discuss the use of MATLAB software across a wide range of industries. At a recent EXPO, I listened to the head of strategic analytics for a leading global bank considering this issue. His view was that banks are […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Global versus Local

In this blog, I’m looking at another theme from Tessella’s recent white paper Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success  –  the need to balance global and local needs and priorities when planning changes to make your labs smarter. How did things get this complicated? Many of our R&D customers have large multi-site organizations, with labs […]

An adaptive trial should be like a driverless car – boring and predictable

On the BBC world service in 2013 there was an account by two technology journalists of going for a ride in the Google “Driverless Car”. They recounted their emotional journey as the Google engineer in the middle of a Californian freeway, in the middle of the day, leant forward and turned on the “driverless” system, […]

Knowledge in a world of uncertainty

Our world is full of uncertain information on which we must base decisions: what is the condition of equipment I cannot inspect directly, and should I replace it? What are the intentions of a neighbouring country, given their declarations and the results of some partial observations I have been able to make? Will this drug […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Successful User Adoption

There’s no question that everyone’s under pressure to cut the costs of running research laboratories. We are seeing that everywhere. Throughput has to be maintained or even improved at the same time, of course. To square this circle, many laboratories are considering investing in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or […]

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