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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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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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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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Get Updated on Drupal 8 from Acquia

Tomorrow, 3/30, there is a webinar that promises to educate you on the 42 most important features of Drupal 8 in 42 minutes. If correct, this is a very efficient way to get the highlights from a major release. I appreciate that type of velocity. For those of you not familiar with Acquia, it is a commercial […]

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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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Ransomware at a Discount?

Earlier this week I posted about a Los Angeles hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, that had lost access to their EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system due to ransomware. In this follow up article, the hospital paid the ransom to unlock their systems. The initial article stated that the criminals had demanded 9,000 bit coins which had a […]

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Sometimes Lives Are at Stake

If you work in technology or digital, there are projects that are “mission critical” or “do or die.” Many of our projects rate that description because our clients are asking us to help them implement a digital experience or customer experience with enterprise-wide impact. These projects are critical to the sponsors and the business, but lives […]

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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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