Rich Wood

Rich Wood has been planning, designing and building enterprise solutions and internet sites with an emphasis on stellar user and customer experiences since 1997. Rich is a National Director for Content and Commerce Platform work in Perficient Digital. One of the rare breed of strategists to truly understand both the business needs of the customer and the platforms that serve them, he is a keen advocate for and accomplished speaker/writer on issues that surround that inflection point. His work has been published on CMSWire, Sitecore and Microsoft partner blogs, and his own LinkedIn page as well as our various blogs here at Perficient, and he has spoken at multiple major conferences including Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014. Married and a father of five, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is a native of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a graduate of Marquette University.

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Adobe and Microsoft: Preserving the Status Quo is Not a Strategy

“Preserving the status quo is not a strategy.”  That’s how Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen kicked off the Adobe Summit on Tuesday. He was speaking of digital disruption and transformation in general, but what amounted to a vision statement could just as easily sum up the burgeoning new alliance between his company and Microsoft. The status […]

Alternative-Fact-Busting: AEM vs Open Source in a TCO Cage Match

Adobe Experience Manager versus Open Source: simple, right? An open source solution is free by definition, while a product that regularly leads Gartner Magic Quadrants and Forrester Waves is going to cost you millions more, right? Right? Well…no.  Not exactly. I’ve seen enough platform selection exercises and total cost of ownership (TCO) engagements over the […]

Good Change Management is Key for New AEM Content Authors

For people who write, edit, update or otherwise create and maintain web content, moving to a new enterprise CMS can be a pretty exciting process.  I’ve never met a content author or publisher who didn’t want at least a little something more from their authoring interface.  Typical questions and comments include: “Can we make it […]

Proving Adobe Marketing Cloud on Microsoft Azure

At Perficient, we have extremely solid partnerships with both Microsoft and Adobe so– as previously noted in this space— we were keenly interested when this partnership was announced at Microsoft Ignite last fall. Of course, simply sitting on the sidelines and observing something like this was not in our DNA.  We’re a team of doers.  […]

What’s Next for Adobe and Microsoft?

The dust seems to have settled on this fall’s announcement of Adobe and Microsoft’s new partnership, and conventional wisdom says a lot of work remains to be done for these software titans to realize the promise of their new relationship.  That means I’ve witnessed a number of experienced observers of either company yawning, taking a […]

Adobe Websites on Microsoft Azure: What It Means For You

Adobe is taking their industry-leading customer experience suite to Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering.  It’s been a few weeks since that announcement made the news, and it’s still a big deal.  Here at Perficient, we’re home to award-winning consulting practices in both Adobe and Microsoft solutions, so as the dust begins to settle, it only makes […]

Retail, MFG, CPG: Product Information Management (PIM) is for You

Earlier this year, I returned to the world of e-commerce web sites after a long, long layoff (think the painful, patience-trying time gap between two seasons of “Games of Thrones”, then multiply it exponentially).  It quickly became apparent that the basic business requirements driving e-commerce, and the key integration points behind it, haven’t really changed […]

Adobe & Demandware: Cloud Integration for Content & eCommerce

Make no mistake—this week’s announcement of an Adobe/Demandware partnership is a pretty big deal for online retailers. In the words of Demandware VP Tom Griffin: By integrating best-in-class rich content authoring and creation with best-in-class enterprise commerce, we can provide a single, unified solution for all consumer touchpoints. At the same time, retailers can optimize […]

Facebook at Work is a Game-Changer, Folks

In the world of enterprise social networks, Facebook’s somewhat stealthy new offering has the potential to be a real game-changer.  According to TechCrunch, the product, known simply as “Facebook at Work”, is slowly building up a long waiting list of interested corporate customers. Of course it is.  And why wouldn’t it?  Most everyone these days […]

Building Your SharePoint Intranet Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Perficient has today acquired Blue Rooster’s Rise Foundation product, a “UX as a Service” application for SharePoint (Online and On-Premises alike) that is basically a just-add-water intranet solution. The beautifully branded user interface, streamlined social and publishing features, and fully responsive design framework in the Rise Foundation package give organizations the ability to turn SharePoint […]

How Mobile Apps Can Replace Your Intranet

Mobile is one sticky form factor.  So sticky that many states are finding it necessary to legislate people out of using their phones while driving.  In other words, the mobile experience is so compelling that some people literally won’t put down their phones unless you make using them illegal. Meanwhile, intranets have traditionally struggled with […]

How (Microsoft) Mobile Apps Could Kill The Corporate Intranet

In my latest post over at CMSWire, I’ve outlined a (very plausible) scenario whereby the groundswell of user preference for mobile form factors could– and perhaps, should– spell doom for the concept of the enterprise intranet.  This is “digital transformation” writ large for employee productivity. Sound a bit loony, coming from someone who loves to […]

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