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Accelerate research discovery and innovation capabilities

Help your research community focus on innovation by providing the appropriate computing environment, technology solutions and support. To advance research at your institution, you need to:

Research universities in the U.S. initiated 296 start-up companies in 2011 with 72% operating in the same state as the university. Source: Association of American Universities, 2012

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High performance computing and data analytics

Accelerate and expand the research and innovation capabilities of your institution. Using a range of solutions that include hardware, cloud technologies, data management, automation and analytics capabilities, you can create a cost-effective, shared infrastructure that satisfies business needs as well as the compute-intensive, big data requirements of researchers, engineers and scientists. With a powerful, scalable computing infrastructure, your research community will be able to increase research capacity, create intellectual assets that benefit your institution and the economy, reduce time-to-market for new products, and forge strong partnerships between your university, industry and government.

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Research computing fosters collaboration and spurs economic development

University of Melbourne collaborates with the State of Victoria to conduct ground-breaking research

Virtual computing lab

Give researchers and students the computing, educational and storage resources they need—wherever they are. With an open-source, cloud-based platform, you can provide near-universal access to learning resources, dynamically provision and scale resources to meet rapidly changing needs, and employ automation to ease technical support. Implementing a flexible, scalable cloud environment makes it possible to streamline lab administration, reduce software licensing costs, ensure compliance with IT policies, control student access, and enhance service quality.

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The transformation of state education through cloud computing

North Carolina State University saved up to 75% in software licensing costs using cloud technology

Strategic IP insights platform

Mine the world's intellectual property (IP) in order to gain strategic insight. Using a cloud-based platform that aggregates worldwide patent data and scientific literature and provides powerful search and analytics capabilities, your research community can perform competitive analysis, identify white space opportunities, explore collaboration with patent owners in related areas, and investigate patent infringement. The platform reduces the time it takes to search and analyze patent data from weeks to minutes, helps you identify more lucrative opportunities, and facilitates collaboration.

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Analytics solutions for research

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