Virtualization architecture is a second set of architectures, which are really focused on creating much more flexibly accessed
hardware-computing resources, networking, storage resources. The third piece is a set of tools that helps to connect people
together much more effectively, and allow them to collaborate on demand. So, when they're encountering unanticipated problems
or opportunities in the marketplace, they can quickly bring together the right people, give them the analytic tools to solve
the problem, and access to the right kinds of data and resources that they need.
We're actually very optimistic that technology is evolving in a way that will allow this very rapid incremental innovation,
and accelerate capability building not only within pharmaceutical companies, but across business partners, so that organizations
can leverage the relationships they have with world-class business partners.
John Hagel III
John Hagel III is an independent management consultant and author. For sixteen years, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., where
he continues to serve as senior advisor. In addition to his most recent book,
The Only Sustainable Edge, co-authored with John Seely Brown, Hagel has written Net Gain: Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities, Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules, and Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorrow Through Web Services.