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Perficient Named 2016 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Cloud

John Jenkins, VP of Perficient’s IBM business unit, on stage at IBM’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference

We’re excited to announce that Perficient won the 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution. Each year, this top honor is awarded to a few elite IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions that drive business value and digitally transform the way clients and industries do business. The 2016 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security, and social business.

The Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution award was presented to Perficient for its Immersion Solution, a migration-as-a-service for the IBM Bluemix® platform that boosts in-cloud application development efficiency nearly 40% over standard migration practices. Immersion, built with Bluemix, Beacon quote (1)Softlayer, and UrbanCode, reduces the cost and increases the velocity at which existing on-premises IT can be migrated through continuous delivery, validation, and connectivity.

“Cloud and digital transformation are part of everyday conversation as companies seek competitive advantages, faster time to market, and improved customer experiences,” said Vishal Rajpal, general manager of Perficient’s IBM Cloud and DevOps Group. “Our proven processes and methodologies help enterprise customers accelerate their journey using private and hybrid-based solutions for new implementations as well as successful migrations of their on-premises workloads. This award is great recognition for the success we’ve experienced in helping our customers and our partners navigate the cloud journey.”

This is Perficient’s second consecutive Beacon Award. In 2015, the company received the Outstanding Information Management Solution for its Health Analytics Gateway, a robust information management framework that streamlines data processing for health care organizations. Perficient also was named Worldwide Analytics Business Partner of the Year during IBM Insight in October.

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize business partners who continually deliver transformative solutions that help clients prepare for the cloud and cognitive era,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’d like to congratulate Perficient on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution and serving as a trusted business advisor to clients with the Immersion Solution for IBM Bluemix.”

John Jenkins speaking on cloud trends at PWLC

John Jenkins speaking on cloud trends at PWLC

The Beacon Awards were presented at IBM’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference this week to John Jenkins, Vice President of Perficient’s IBM business unit. During the conference, John also had the opportunity to speak alongside Robert LeBlanc, Worldwide VP of Cloud Computing, on the changes we’re seeing in cloud adoption. While just a few years ago, executives were hesitant to make the move, now “Those same CEOs are trying to push everything to the cloud,” John said.



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Alexandra Haefele

Alexandra is a Marketing Manager for middleware and systems solutions at Perficient.

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