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For over 20 years Mr. Price has led teams doing needs analysis, design, development, implementations and presales in the IBM Collaboration space. Prior to consulting Mr. Price spent 12 years at an international bank deploying IBM messaging and collaboration solutions. As a customer Mr. Price led project teams of international resources for design and implementation projects. Mr. Price is an three time IBM Champion.

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IoT via an Amazon button

Over the past several years Amazon has had various releases of their Dash service, which is designed to improve the consumer goods ordering process. The goal is to remove friction in the commerce process and capture more consumer spend by making Amazon the default vendor for consumables. Initially Amazon released a bar coded scanner and later in 2015 […]

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IBM Digital Marketing University – sessions in 2016

Everyone is spending money on marketing but are you connecting with your customers? Are you engaging them in the best manner and is your mix of advertising spend in line with your industry? To get answers to great question such as these and others, plan on attending the IBM Digital Marketing University 2016 Global Tour. IBM is […]

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Another IBM Cloud deployment options – Forms Experience Builder

Several months ago I was in Boston for an IBM event that was under non-disclosure. One of the items previewed was plans for IBM Forms Experience Builder on Cloud. IBM has released the product and the link has a couple of important pieces of data. There is a demo from Marty Lechleider. I’ve had the opportunity to […]

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IBM contributes to the blockchain Hyperledger project

I’ve written about blockchain, the technology that underpins Bitcoin on various occasions; having spent time working for a bank and supporting trading floor technology, I am interested in technologies that drive cost and complexity out of transaction. This article in the Wall Street Journal details how IBM is now the largest company support blockchain and […]

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Onboarding as Part of Digital Transformation

If you have attended any of our Digital Transformation webinars, this quote will be familiar. “The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience life cycle.” – Altimeter  In this Perficient webinar The Internal Impacts of a Digital Transformation: How to Effectively Manage Culture, Collaboration, […]

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IBM Watson use in business

This article in the Wall Street Journal details how KPMG LLC plans on using IBM Watson to automate routine tasks in audits. The article explains that auditors today often take samples of a client’s transaction to validate financial statements. Sheer volume and time prevents auditors from looking at all of a company’s transactions. the goal is […]

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Driving Engagement with IBM Connections and Gamification

The webinar combines one of my favorite speakers, Luis Benitze, with a topic that has been core to me for some years now: business collaboration and specifically IBM Connections. Luis is teaming up with Badgeville, a business partner focused on gamification and driving additional user engagement. IBM has been focused how work is changing and […]

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Can you see it? Better question, can you stream it?

IBM announced the formation of their Cloud video unit before IBM Connect. While there are a number of announcements and observations from Connect, I wanted to get this post out. The acquisition of Ustream caused IBM to announce their Cloud Video Service Unit and as the graphic shows, this business unit ties together several acquisitions as […]

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IBM MobileFirst in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Looking back on 2015 gives me a reason to think about trends we are seeing. Mobile has been important to client for so long that it is not a trend, it is a requirement. What is new are requests for the inclusion of wearable technologies in road maps or strategies. I’ve seen a number of […]

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Perficient at IBM Connect 2016

Living in Chicago means that winter isn’t a surprise; it may come later than expected (this year) or arrive with such fury that it shuts down the city (many years) but it arrives. Although it hasn’t been as consistent as winter, preparing for IBM Connect is something that has been occurring for several decades and […]

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Calculating Value of IBM Connections

As a follow up to my recent post about Connections 5.5, I thought this report was a good companion piece, Forrester IBM Connections Total Economic Impact (TEI). One of the challenges our customers often face for internal projects is justification. A new e-commerce site can be measured and the ROI driven by hard dollar results. Similarly […]

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A holiday gift, Connections 5.5 on-premise

You may have missed the release of Connections 5.5 earlier this month. This week seems like a good time to contemplate projects that you will tackle in 2016. Connections 5.5 was released on December 18th and IBM did a nice job with two webinars, both available on demand, that cover both IBM Docs 2.0 as well as Connections 5.5. The […]

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A developer’s on ramp to IBM’s cloud

                                As companies migrate their solutions to the cloud, there is a need to make sure that developers are supported and brought along. For on-premises deployments, software firms such as IBM have provided developer options for both customers and partners. […]

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An Early Look at Liferay 7 Features

Looking forward into 2016, here is a hint of features in Liferay 7. For those very adventurous, there is an currently alpha available but the release is still scheduled for 1Q 2016. As you can image, there has been a lot of interest in the past few months around what is in store. At the […]

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Liferay embraces microservices

I heard Jorge Ferrer, VP of Engineering, Liferay, discuss Liferay’s approach to microservices in “Liferay 7: Embracing Modularity”.  This is a topic I’ve discussed at OSCON earlier this year. OSCON is the open source conference. Jorge discussed the evolution from the 1990s with monolithic applications, into the 2000s with SOA and now microservices have allowed applications to […]

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Keynote Recap: Liferay Symposium NA 2015

This morning is the keynote for the Liferay Symposium. As you may have seen in the Gartner Magic quadrant, Liferay competes with very large software vendors in the horizontal portal market. The host of the event compared Liferay against the five closest competitors in the Gartner MQ. Those competitors have a market capitalization of over $700 […]

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Liferay Symposium NA 2015

One of the great aspects of working in Perficient’s Strategic Advisory Team is the the chance to look at broad technology (Portals, Content, Social) vs. single vendor (I’m the Oracle Portal person, or IBM Portal, etc.). That also means that I, and my peers, divide up the portal vendors and spend time at their conferences […]

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IBM Leadership Alliance 2015 Kicks Off This Week

Today through Friday, I have the opportunity to attend the IBM Leadership Alliance in Boston. The Leadership Alliance will be focused on Mobile, Social, Analytics, Content and Forms as well as Cloud. I am excited to see what IBM is going with products such as Verse, Connections, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Content Manager and Forms Experience Builder. […]

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Addressing Cloud Security with Cloud Security Enforcer

As I have written about previously, IBM and Box are working together to make cloud file sharing more secure. IBM recently announced another piece of the puzzle, IBM Cloud Security Enforcer, which combines Identity as a Service (IaaS) with the ability to scan and detect cloud offering. Once detected, IBM will attempt to use one of […]

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Creating a happy RFP

Leo Tolstoy‘s book Anna Karenina, begins: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. I believe that is also true with RFPs. One of my responsibilities within the Strategic Advisory Team is to respond to RFPs. I am a contributor and in some cases coordinate the responses. When coordinating, I need […]

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