Sunnie Southern Joins Onix to Launch First Vertical Focused Division in Health and Life Sciences

“I am thrilled to join Onix to develop and lead a new health and life sciences division. This new role will unite the health innovation expertise of Viable Synergy with the cloud infrastructure and solutions expertise of Onix. Together, we will enable health and life sciences organizations to securely work simpler, smarter, and faster to achieve their business objectives, improve clinical outcomes, and accelerate research discoveries.” Sunnie Southern

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Onix is addressing the growing demand for next-generation technology in the health and life sciences industry by introducing its dedicated Health and Life Sciences division. Health and life sciences industry veteran Sunnie Southern has joined Onix as the practice lead.

The new division focuses on delivering cloud computing solutions and specialized consulting services that meet the unique needs of the health and life sciences industry.

Target industry segments include hospitals, academic medical centers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers, diagnostics and genomics research and clinical labs, and health information technology companies.

“Onix has helped businesses and government agencies leverage best-in-class technologies for more than 26 years,” said Onix President and CEO Tim Needles. “We’re excited to help health and life science organizations harness the power of the cloud to transform the way they work and positively impact the lives of the patients they serve. This strategic investment in a health and life sciences division allows us to do this.”

The health and life sciences market offers a significant opportunity for cloud computing. The healthcare cloud computing market is forecast to reach $11 billion by 2022, according to an August 2018 report released by Market Research Engine. Major growth drivers include increasing demand for regulatory compliance beyond what health and life sciences organizations can manage internally, the proliferation of high-speed internet and growing public awareness of the benefits of cloud computing.

Onix’s team of health and life sciences experts supports each of its solutions-focused practice groups — Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration and Devices, Enterprise Search, Location-Based Services, Custom Application Development, and Advanced Analytics. Southern will oversee all of these activities.

Onix has helped thousands of customers, including hundreds in health systems, insurance companies, medical device makers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health information technology vendors leverage cloud solutions and cloud infrastructure. Onix has also enabled over 800 leading researchers in genomics, research computing, and computational biology to accelerate research discoveries with Google Cloud Platform.

As a longtime Google Cloud Premier Partner (including 3-time North American Partner of the Year), Onix has joined the healthcare cloud revolution by effectively deploying G Suite, Google Cloud Platform, Google Search Appliance (and soon Google Cloud Search), Google Chrome Browser support and Chrome devices to foster a better way to work, improve patient outcomes, and accelerate research discoveries.

With a roster of over 175 innovative health and life sciences clients, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Center for Technology, Hurley Medical Center and the University of Kentucky, Onix is expanding cloud solutions and services across North America. Strategic partnerships with such technology leaders as Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will help Onix achieve this growth.

“Onix’s new health and life sciences division enables organizations to realize the power of the cloud to enhance collaboration, optimize resources, increase insights and accelerate innovation,” Southern said. “Our cloud solutions and infrastructure expertise and specialized services meet health and life sciences clients where ever they are in their cloud journey and help them securely work simpler, smarter, faster in a HIPAA-compliant environment.”

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