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Year in Review: Your Favorite Digital Experience Posts of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on all that happened with Digital Experience Platforms. Let’s recap the most-read posts for the year: 10 | (Re)defining Enterprise Search Enterprise Search is transitioning to something more broad and powerful. It now means reducing friction in your business operations. 9 | Google Search Appliance […]

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Taking Down the Wall Between Marketing and IT

Over the last few years, it’s become obvious that Marketing and IT departments have to work together more effectively to create the engaging, personalized and valuable customer experiences in the digital space. If you’re still not convinced, then here’s a stat to consider from a recent Gartner blog: In 2016, CMOs allocated 3.24% of revenue […]

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Generational Preferences that Drive Successful Content Marketing

I recently read an article on the differences between generations and how they purchase technology. It was an eye opener for me! As someone who has marketed technology and software solutions for many years, I am very interested in understanding what works at what stage in the buying process. We often talk about the buyer […]

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Using Frontend Technologies like Node, Grunt, and Sass with AEM

In this article I am going to show you how to use Grunt and Grunt plugins to compile Sass into CSS, minify CSS, add CSS source maps, merge JavaScript files, minify the JS, and add JavaScript source maps.  We will be using Bower to add vendor JavaScript libraries to our project.  Before I show you […]

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Artificial Intelligence Could Replace Traditional Search

Go grab a stack of papers from the “TO-DO” pile on your desk  – it’s OK, I know you have one – mine is full of utility statements to be filed away, drawing from my kids, and coupons for things I will probably never buy.  Now find the cable TV bill from April 2016. Not very difficult, huh?  We […]

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Are You Tired of Hearing About Artificial Intelligence Yet?

Are you tired of hearing about artificial intelligence yet? Well, I have some bad news. It’s only going to become the most important thing in our lives. Every once in a while you read an article that completely changes and overwhelms the way you think about something. Today, for me, it was The Artificial Intelligence […]

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Perficient Adds 6 New Google Apps Deployment Specialists

  Cloud-based productivity solutions are becoming more and more prevalent in the enterprise. Perficient’s consultants are keeping pace by adding new skills and certifications in this area to better assist our clients. This month six Perficient technical architects achieved their Google Apps Deployment Services Specialist certification, empowering them to work with our clients as they transition critical business […]

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Ransomware Attacks – Paying the Ransom isn’t Always Successful

As I have commented on earlier, ransomware attacks are focusing on institutions and are causing high impact outages. As this Announcement from the University indicates, they have paid a ransom and are in the process of getting their systems back. As the Kansas Heart Hospital found out, sometimes paying the ransom get your systems back. The hospital had to […]

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Coveo Reveal is a Game Changer

The only thing I have found disappointing about Coveo’s analytics-based machine learning service, Reveal, is that it wasn’t available sooner. I have struggled to help clients adjust and tune the relevancy of their search engines for many years. After spending the better part of a week in-person with the Coveo founders and leadership team, I can say that Reveal […]

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Three Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Search Engines

Last week I wrote about three advantages of cloud-based search engines.  While the future looks bright for these tools, there are still potential downsides.  This week I would like to discuss three disadvantages of cloud-based search engines, as well as potential mitigations.  I am not saying that you should not consider cloud-based search engines because of these reasons. […]

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