On the Case: 1,200% Faster

Through their partnership, Dell and TGen have increased the speed of TGen’s medical research by 1,200 percent.
4/18/2012 | 12 comments
A Video Case Study – Translational Genomics Research Institute
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mejiac   1,200 Percent Faster   7/10/2012 12:38:33 PM
When Good goes to Great
Is it very encouraging to hear how technololgy, when paired with the right set of minds and will, is able to deliver towards better health.

As a parent, this makes me feel a lot better of being a computer nerd, since I would like for any research to be delivered faster when time is of the essence.

This is the kind of stuff that leads to innovation. So Kudos!!!

 
Susan Fourtané   1,200 Percent Faster   5/1/2012 5:39:37 AM
Re: Admirable work
I know, Skr! That's what I thought, too. I posted this and the other videos to all my social networks. :) 

-Susan
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Skr2011   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 11:26:16 PM
Re: Admirable work
@ Susan

I can't beliieve the difference that Tgen and Dell are making. I am going to spread the word!
zerox203   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 10:33:44 PM
Re: Dell as a benchmark for other giants
@WaqasAltaf: Absolutely. I don't presume to know, but I imagine that many companies invest in things like this as an afterthought or a PR stunt at very little monetary or adminstrative cost to themselves, which is fine as far as it goes and you certainly won't hear me mocking any contributions to charity. However, taking a real opportunity to develop and deploy your own technology as Dell as doing, rather than just picking a problem from a list and throwing money at it, shows a lot more character, and will give more back to Dell because of the improvements in their own methods and technologies that will develop from the partnership. Not to mention the extra stake they have in a real relationship with Tgen makes for better PR as well!

zerox203   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 10:27:31 PM
Re: 1,200 Percent Faster
What's really great here is the choice to put the technology to work at something that has measurable results, and a direct influence on someone's life. Of course, the research itself is of incredible importance, but focusing on how you can get the results and diagnoses to individual hospitals and families more quickly is a wonderful way to help people fighting today. The fact that the technology was able to provide a 1,200 percent improvement in what appears to have been a relatively short time highlights how much of a missed opportunity it would have been had this partnership not come to fruition. Excellent work.
nasimson   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 1:30:22 PM
Re: Dell as a benchmark for other giants
@WaqasAltaf: Good point. I feel that this field is mostly left out helpless whereas corporate giants can contribute a lot towards the welfare of mankind.

Think of all the myths we can bust this way.

I recall a project launched by SONY a couple of years back. It was called Folding@Home. Basically it was about the protein folding and using data and resources from people's computers the project helped cure cancer. I know it seems hard to believe but according to reports the project did benefit cancerial studies greatly.
syedzunair   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 12:16:34 PM
Re: Dell as a benchmark for other giants
Technological innovation in healthcare is on the rise and like you said Dell plays an important role in it. It will certainly pave the way for the other IT companies to move into this market. 

Hopefully, the results like they are today will continue to be in the favor of humanity. 
WaqasAltaf   1,200 Percent Faster   4/30/2012 11:22:26 AM
Dell as a benchmark for other giants
Using latest technology with an added support of a IT giant as competant as Dell, medical research is bound to show great results. Dell should continue to make its efforts as this would give way to a trend of other IT giants stepping into medical field being impressed with the results accruing to Dell. All in all, it'l be good for the human kind as a whole.
Nicky48   1,200 Percent Faster   4/24/2012 11:05:05 PM
Re: 1,200 Percent Faster
Amazing that these advances are happening at such an icredible rate.
freespiritny25   1,200 Percent Faster   4/21/2012 10:36:52 PM
Re: 1,2000 Percent Faster
Joining this type of technology with such important research is monumental. I couldn't think of a better cause. Keep up the great work!
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