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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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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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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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Perficient wins Cognitive Analytics Award for IBM Watson Solution

Earlier this week, Perficient won the 2017 IBM Beacon Award for an Outstanding Watson Solution. These awards are selected by a panel of IBM executives, industry analysts, and media members, to recognize partners that are delivering exceptional IBM-based solutions and transforming the way clients and industries do business in the cognitive era. This year’s award […]

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Role of Analytics & BI Platforms in Digital Transformation

This is the era of “wanting to be engaged and needing to be informed”. For ages, lagging indicators such as customer sales and customer problem solving were the driving factors for customer satisfaction. However, using predictive analytics to understand valuable customers and appropriately engage with them is a key aspect of business intelligence, as pointed […]

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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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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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Thoughts on the Tableau Conference Keynote

I recently attended the annual Tableau user conference in Austin, TX. They had record attendance this year with over 13,000 attendees. This highlights Tableau’s popularity and its reception in the marketplace. The big news was the keynote, which reviewed Tableau’s Three-Year Roadmap. Highlights included: A new data engine for faster analysis Project Maestro: A self-service […]

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