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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 […]

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 (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 […]

Could Yammer Supplant Your Intranet?

We see a lot of scenarios where clients are moving their intranets successfully to the Office 365 cloud with SharePoint Online.  This is the easiest, smoothest path to an social intranet on the Microsoft platform, due largely to the ever-closer relationship between Yammer and the rest of the services in Office 365. That said,there are […]

Enterprise Social and its Three Most Dangerous Myths

Enterprise social.  It’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread (The Beatles, frozen custard and computer-generated animation all make stronger cases for that title) but lately it seems like it’s close.  That said, for all of its growing popularity, our experience tells us that a good deal of what people believe about social networks– and how to […]

Roundup: Enterprise Social ROI, External Governance in Yammer

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at the office.  Besides hopping from LA to NYC to Chicago to work with various and sundry eye-catching clients, we’ve been turning out essays on a couple of hot topics: ROI (Return On Investment) as provided by Enterprise Social Networks Governance in Yammer, specifically External Networks In […]

Yammer External Networks – Your Extranet Made Social

After meeting them at SharePoint Conference 2014, I recently accepted an invitation from ViewDo Labs to publish the occasional musing on their enterprise social blog. ViewDo is a company formed by the former Axceler braintrust to focus on enterprise social analytics, and they have a great and growing product already out there for Yammer. This […]

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