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Role of Data in Enhancing a Customer Journey

As Simon Sinek pointed out, “people want to do business with you because of why you do what you do.” The story of Steve Jobs revolutionizing the marketing of Apple products and building a cult of Apple loyalists is timeless. This is the age of the customer and word of mouth is the best marketing […]

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Configure Data Sync (BICS) to Load Staging Database

In this blog, I will finish the Best Practice to ETL with Data Sync (BICS) post by showing you how to configure the Data Sync to load data in staging database. First, set up a new database connection in Data Sync for SQL Server or Oracle database. For SQL Server > Set Connection Type to MSSQL > Fill in the rest […]

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Best Practice to ETL with Data Sync (BICS)

As Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) starts to become popular, I am going to write a series blogs about best use of the Data Sync to upload data to BICS schema service.  In this post, I am going to share with you a best practice to use Data Sync for ETL. As an ETL tool, Data […]

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Role of Data in Digital Transformation

As we move into 2017, Digital Transformation is seen as a core competency instead of innovation for information leaders (especially sales and marketing). In addition, digital spend is an important contributor in 2017 for IT and spend is projected to increase 2.9% (Gartner IT Spend Worldwide Forecast). Here is what the industry analysts have to […]

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Got Documentum? Think again.

With the recent acquisition announcement of Documentum by OpenText, many customers are considering alternative platforms to drive their business in the future. An analysis of the acquisition and future direction of the Documentum product leaves many questions about its growth. While this change of ownership doesn’t signal the immediate end of life and support for […]

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Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2 Installation & Configuration

At the end of this month, I’ll be teaching the Planning 11.1.2 Install and Configuration Oracle University course in the near future. In this course, you learn about the processes involved in installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining Planning. You learn about the layers in the Enterprise Performance Management System infrastructure. Discussions include planning the installation, […]

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2017: Back to the Future with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

As we move into 2017 and most of us are still recovering from the Christmas party, I want to pass along some focus areas for data gurus in 2017. I’ve provided some insights from industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester), Venture Capitalists, and the multi-million dollar software companies that are driving the next wave of data and analytics such […]

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Perficient’s Portfolio of Data Accelerators

An important aspect of our transformational success stories with our clients and the fantastic journey of forming the Data & Analytical Insights practice within Perficient is the collection of accelerators that Perficient has built over the years. As I am working with different departments within Perficient, I realized the incredible work that teams have done […]

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Time for a Splunk Health Assessment?

Over time, a Splunk environment can become unstable due to environment complexity and configuration concerns. Common issues include distributed deployments, misconfigurations, configuration file creep, partially correct data on-boarding, poor query construction, improperly sized systems, log files containing multiple formats, date/time skew, user rights, and many other factors. Splunk environments should be reviewed on a periodic […]

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