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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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Common Security Risks for ECM Systems

Cybersecurity is a hot topic across all industries, with most companies recognizing the importance of identifying and mitigating risk factors across IT environments. Recent news headlines have focused on external threats, but internal risks represent over $40 billion in losses annually. When developing an enterprise security plan, it’s important to account for common IT security […]

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3 Essential Elements of an Intelligent Data Platform

There are 4 major shifts in the market for data integration: Moving from a massive enterprise data warehouse to Hadoop for cost savings Moving from enterprise data models to data lake architecture for a quick time-to-value when on-boarding new data Hybrid on-premises/cloud approaches including a variety of enterprise SaaS applications Real-time streaming analytics and self-service […]

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5 Themes from Gartner Summit and World Economic Forum

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) and Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, a few themes were resounding and common between the two large conferences. These themes all centered on driving innovation across the world with new data and analytics solutions, enabling “responsive and responsible leadership”. WEF was clear that over the coming years, jobs […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Informatica Lifecycle Management (ILM)

I recently implemented an Informatica Lifecycle Management (ILM) project at a national auto financing company and I would like to share some details about what I learned about ILM and the benefits my client received.  ILM is a mature and robust data archiving tool used by many organizations to manage and archive large sets of […]

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Millennial Generation and their Relationship with Data

During closing statements at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Alibaba’s Jack Ma made the following recommendations: Focus on the next 30 years where the technology invented is going to help people Focus on people less than 30 (Internet Generation) since they will dominate the world Focus on companies less than 30 employees (small business) […]

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How to Load Late Arriving Facts in HCPDM

What are Late Arriving Facts? In data warehouses, dimensions are processed first and the facts are loaded later, with the assumption that all required dimension data is already available in the system and a Parent fact is already available before a child fact. But, this scenario may not always be the case because the nature […]

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Informatica Data Quality – Another Peek!

In my last blog, I presented a brief overview on Informatica Data Quality (IDQ) tools, the significance of Data Profiling and how to use the Analyst tool to profile data. In this second blog, I will introduce a few commonly used Informatica Developer tool Data Transformations. But, Why Data Transformations? Long story short, Data Quality […]

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What It’s Like to Work with Watson

From the moment they were introduced to IBM Watson, Perficient technical consultants Andrew and Brandan have been intrigued by the endless possibilities the technology presents. They have been helping our clients understand and implement the scope of Watson’s capabilities for the past several years, and they’ve enjoyed the constant discoveries along the way. “Watson is […]

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Join Perficient at Informatica’s Cloud Virtual Summit

Whether your organization is currently evaluating cloud platforms and primarily storing data on-premises or you’ve made the journey to cloud and are adopting a hybrid model, accurate and timely access to data should be a focus. Regardless of where you are on your cloud journey, a flexible data management platform helps you to deliver what […]

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