Building a comprehensive digital strategy is the key to overcoming the challenges your lab faces when pursuing a digital transformation. But how do you build a digital strategy?

The key to creating and implementing a digital strategy is determining where efficiencies can be made within the business and where technologies can provide a competitive edge. While this varies from one lab to another, focusing on the four main elements of the lab is a great starting point for building a digital transformation strategy. The four main elements of the lab are people, instruments, consumables/reagents, and software. By focusing on connecting these elements and managing them collectively, your digital transformation strategy will enable your scientists to work more accurately and efficiently.    

Your digital transformation strategy must also consider your existing data infrastructure. Which systems house data that’s important to your laboratory? How accessible are those systems? How well do they share data with your scientists? Is that data creating value for your business? What changes can be made to drive additional value?

When defining your digital transformation strategy, choosing the right partner is critical to achieving your goals. The right partner can help you uncover the hidden value of your data, mapping a path from your existing infrastructure to the connected lab. Instead of building a strategy that can transform your lab, the right partner can help build a strategy that transforms your business.   

With expertise in integration, data visualization, services and software, Thermo Fisher Scientific can help you build a strategy that makes sense for your lab. To learn more about how Thermo Fisher can support your business’ digital transformation strategy, visit our Connected Laboratory Homepage or watch our Digital Transformation of the Laboratory video.