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Why Integrity is Good for Business

Our Perficient colleagues share how they live and breathe our core values. Here, Michael Porter, Managing Principal for our strategic advising practice, writes about why as technology strategist, integrity is so important. Integrity is one of the most important things for a business. At Perficient, we talk about creating a mentoring relationship with our clients. […]

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Data As Experience: Context Is King

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Customer Role. Context: Why It’s Important You cannot create a great report or insight without first taking into account a user’s context.  Where they are and what they are doing should influence what you create for them.  Remember that […]

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Data as Experience: The Customer Role

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Executive Role. The Customer Many companies tend to overlook customers.  Most salespeople actually provide a range of reports but nine times out of ten, it seems that these are custom built report based on a lot of hoops the […]

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Data as Experience: The Executive Role

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Data Scientist Role. The Executive (and other company leaders) Business Intelligence Developers and IT heads have probably spent more time on this role than any other single reporting or insights need. This makes sense. We expect leaders at all […]

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MicroStrategy World: AI Best Practices and Real-World Examples

Christine Livingston, Chief Strategy for AI at Perficient spoke on AI best practices and gave some real world examples on how it would work. Where are analytics heading? Notice that while you spend a lot of time early on with descriptive reports, the higher up the maturity curve you go, the more you need tools […]

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MicroStrategy World: Optimizing Healthcare with Mobile Analytics

Juliet Silver, Chief Strategist for Healthcare, presented on optimizing healthcare operations with mobile analytics. Healthcare Market Forces There are a number of market forces that influence healthcare Healthcare is about 17% of our GDP 25% of healthcare interactions will be exclusively digital by 2022 The remaining 75% will gravitate to coordinated real time systems delivering […]

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MicroStrategy World: Going Mobile with MicroStrategy

Kevin Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Intelligence at Alliance Bernstein, presented on their journey to mobile with key insights. Goal: find tends within Alliance Bernstein and get them to the right people This will walk through the AB Simon application. What it is and some tips or aha moments. Key Features: Read […]

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MicrosStrategy World: TAP Air Portugal in Real Time

Rui Monteiro presented on how TAP Air Portugal is using MicroStrategy and embedding insight throughout the organization. The final result: the OCC dashboard.  TAP is on a growth curve. They are purchasing 40 new planes and need to get all the data on the entire network in real time and throughout the day. Challenge Show […]

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MicroStrategy World: 2019 a Breakthrough

MicroStrategy 2019 By The Numbers 1,690 features over 1,000,000 hours of development At the Conference 60 MicroStrategy expert sessions 18 workshops 20 partner presentations 64 customer presentations The Speed to Decisions The Most Scalable Platform This version has response rates 25% to 30% faster 8 nodes gets you up to 135,000 concurrent users You will […]

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MicroStrategy World: Opening Keynote with CEO Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy World 2019 opened with CEO Michael Saylor’s “Vision of An Intelligent Enterprise”  with the recent release of version 11 of the entire MicroStrategy Platform ranging from analytics to mobile to security, MicroStrategy had a lot to cover. Statistic: 95% of organizations report that mobile technology has improved access to and use of data and […]

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Data as Experience: Data Scientist Role

This is a continuation of my Data as Experience Series. The last post was on the Power User role. The Data Scientist At first glance, you might ask why even consider a data scientist.  From the typical analytics perspective of, “What reports should I write?”  this role demands nothing.  But when you think about what […]

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Data as Experience: The Power User Role

Before launching into a discussion on Power Users, you can take a few moments to catch up on my previous posts’ The Series Kickoff and The Basic User Role. The Power User Of all the user types we’ll discuss, the power user is one of most understood and most targeted. When you hear requirements like the following, […]

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Data as Experience: The Basic User Role

I kicked off this blog series by introducing the concept that data is really only valuable when it reaches the end users. There are a number of user types. For our purposes, I want to highlight on these five and focus on the first: The basic user The power user The data scientist The executive […]

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Data as Experience: A Series

In the past several years, I’ve seen both successful and failed insights initiatives. Perhaps the first element of failure is what they call these efforts: Reports Executive Reports Reporting A focus on the number of reports Large focus on specific fields in reports, to the exclusion of other elements When I look at elements of […]

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10 Business Intelligence Trends

Tableau published a set of articles on 2019 Business Intelligence Trends. Many are obvious. All are relevant. The rise of explainable AI: Think beyond using AI to using and trusting it Natural language humanizes data: natural conversations will make it easier to gain insights in context Actionable analytics put data in context Data collaboratives amplify […]

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Rebooting Analytics and CAO

I really like a recent article by McKinsey about Rebooting Analytics Leadership and Moving Beyond the Math. Like many, I see a lot of opportunity with data and analytics. I believe insights in context will bring more value to business than any previous iteration of report, self-service reporting, visualization, etc. The combination of AI, API’s, […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: 10 Things You Should Know about Kubernetes

As many of you know, Kubernetes is a hot topic in the cloud world and it’s important to anyone on any cloud platform.  Michael Schildmeijer presented on the topic of Oracle and Kubernetes. But first, a quick definition: Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It was originally […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: Accelerating Growth in the Cloud Keynote

At OpenWorld 2018, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, walked us through success in the cloud with a range of experts. Accelerating growth in the cloud may depend on political, economic and technology factors that companies need to consider as they upgrade to the cloud. Mark Hurd will discuss and lead conversations with geopolitical experts and […]

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OpenWorld: Analytics Roadmap, The Next Generation is Near

Del Clark, Dave Granholm, and Stefan Schmitz spoke on the future of analytics: When information is delivered in the context of a key business role or process, there is immediate understanding. However, it’s more than contextual information—it’s about key performance indicators to manage performance, exploring drivers of performance, and leveraging machine learning to enhance your […]

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OpenWorld: Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy

Today, Oracle Openword kicked off in San Francisco, CA. During one of the first sessions of OpenWorld, Amit Zavery (@azavery), Executive Vice President of Fusion Middleware and PaaS Development, walked us through where Oracle is going with all of their cloud platforms but with a special focus on PaaS. Learn about the strategy and vision for […]

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