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7 Tips to Prep for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) Sunset

After much back and forth, it seems like the end-of-life for the Google Search Appliance (GSA) will be the end of 2018. Most GSA users have adopted a “plug, play and walk-away” approach for far too long. The GSA will not continue functioning as an unsupported appliance. It will turn off like a light switch […]

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How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your AWS-Based VPN Server

In my previous post, How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services, we set up and configured an OpenVPN server using Amazon Web Services, and then we configured Windows and Linux machines to use the new VPN server.  In this post, I’ll show you how to setup your Android phone to […]

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How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allows you to securely connect your computer to another computer network through the internet.  A VPN Server is the computer or network device that runs the VPN, and normally your computer will connect to a VPN Server to “get on the VPN”.  In this post I will show you […]

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Data Cube Operations – SQL Queries

Introduction Organizations are usually posed with the challenge of turning data into valuable insights. They realize the need for utilizing increasing amounts of “Big Data” in order to compete with other organizations in terms of efficiency, speed and service. The incredible growth of event data poses new challenges. As event logs grow, data processing techniques […]

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Cross-Industry Success with Tableau

Organizations are turning to self-service data visualization and analytics tools like Tableau to explore enterprise data without limiting users to pre-defined questions or IT requests. We’ve helped many companies across a variety of industries implement these data discovery solutions with great results. The following high-level overviews are a sample of these implementations, highlighting the power […]

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Watson Use Cases in Customer Service

According to a recent Forrester report, usage of chat bots and automated customer interaction tools is growing, but the success rate is dramatically low. While more than half of global organizations are using these tools, or planning to use the solutions soon, failure rates are often reported around 70%. One factor contributing to this failure […]

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Insights from Informatica World 2017

As mentioned last week, Perficient was a proud sponsor of this year’s Informatica World conference. We met with many Informatica customers and companies evaluating the suite of products. The event was also a great opportunity to hear from other thought leaders in the areas of Big Data, MDM, and cloud. It was clear from Informatica […]

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Perficient Sponsors Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco

Informatica World 2017 is underway and we’re excited to sponsor this year’s event. This event is the premier user conference for Informatica, covering Big Data, master data management, cloud integration, next generation data strategies, and more. Attendees are learning the latest in Informatica product roadmaps, technical deep dives, and roundtable sessions. In addition to terrific […]

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Perficient Discusses Watson Solutions with IBM CEO

IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, hosted a panel with top Watson solution providers to discuss partner experiences with the Watson platform. As an IBM Watson Beacon Award winner, a Watson Talent Partner, and a multi-year IBM Analytics Partner of Year, Perficient was invited to participate in the panel. Christine Livingston, our Watson Practice Director, represented the […]

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Optimizing Analytics in Retail with Geospatial Data

Predictive analytics solutions have incorporated the fundamentals of location-based analytics for years, but these were typically cumbersome tools that were confined to small groups of specialists.  With the abundance of location data generated from smart phones and connected devices, the potential of geospatial data has expanded dramatically, especially in the retail industry. At a basic […]

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