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Mobile-Big Data-Predictive Analytics-Social Media & the US Open

So what do all of these technology solutions have to do with the US Open? Behind the scenes, IBM has helped run the show since 1990. A recent online article shows how IBM is using these tools to flow information far beyond match scores. Handheld devices used courtside feed multiple data points such as ball […]

Cognos Version 8-8.4 No Longer Supported! Now What?

Effective September 30th If your organization is currently running IBM Cognos Software version 8.0-8.4 these versions will soon be retired and no longer maintained by IBM. This means your production issues and bug fixes will no longer be supported for these following versions: Cognos Business Intelligence V8.4.1 Cognos Data Manager V8.4.1 Cognos Business Intelligence Analysis […]

Using Cognos Analytics to Improve Quality of Healthcare

The healthcare industry pressures and technology maturity are starting to converge, and as they do the organizations that are equipped to capture data, integrate and analyze it from multiple systems will be able to generate greater insights that will drive a shift from volume-based to value-driven healthcare that improves consumer engagement and care delivery. IBM […]

Digital Asset Management in IBM Customer Experience Suite

In May of this year, Mark blogged about IBM’s then up-coming Digital Asset Management integration with MediaBeacon.  IBM  started shipping that product on June 18, 2013 via electronic distribution and July 12 via CD.  You can see the official announcement letter for details. In his recent blog Mark posted a demo of MediaBeacon working directly […]

Attention Shoppers, Blue Light Specials, and Big Data

Remember the days when you’d hear that on the in-stores announcement? “Attention Shoppers! For the next hour K-Mart is now offering a blue light special – half off all summer beach wear.” Those announcement where a form of on-site marketing offers made only to the stores patrons shopping at the time. The offers were made […]

Do EMRs Provide Enough Data to Drive Insights in Healthcare?

Many argue that it remains to be seen if EMR initiatives will live up to the promise of improving healthcare. While technology is making an impact on the industry other forces are rapidly creating unprecedented disruption, uncertainty and risk within the healthcare industry. Federal mandates for reporting quality and outcomes are accelerating this change and […]

Innovation Born of Uncertain Times

Great innovations often are molded and born in times of uncertainty.  As economies the world over adjust to new realities, there are opportunities for companies to lead and change the game. A recent article in Forbes details some ways to take the lead.  At the core of enabling this change are social capabilities and the […]

Social Media, The Commerce of Being Nice, and Delta

We live in a world where we communicate and interact with each other through various mediums such as wireless voice, text, email, IM, and social media. The most personal of those mediums is voice-to-voice but increasingly its also the one used less-and-less. As the volume of our interactions increase in non-personal forms, our capacity for […]

Addressing critical healthcare transformation issues

Americans spend more on healthcare than the citizens of any other industrialized country, whether it’s measured in total spending, per capita spending, or as a percentage of GDP. And the rate of growth is similarly remarkable. By 2016, healthcare spending in the U.S. is expected to double from 2 to 4 trillion dollars which equates […]

Information Integration and Master Data Hub Solution

Perficient’s Information Integration & Master Data Hub solution impacts the entire information supply chain from data capture, integration, and analysis. The solution helps organizations consolidate disparate data sources, apply business rules, adhere to data governance policies, and provide analytics.  At the core of the solution is a data model that includes pre-built adapters to common […]

IBM SPSS Syntax for File Operations

Jim Miller, a senior solutions architect here at Perficient provides some interesting tips and tricks on IBM’s predictive analytics application SPSS. Jim writes: Working your way through the SPSS Statistic menus gets old fast. This (very) simple tip is an example of the efficiency and control that Syntax provides. LEARN MORE

Perficient & IBM Help the Men’s Wearhouse with Smarter Commerce

Perficient recently partnered with The Men’s Wearhouse, a leading men’s dress apparel retailer in the United States, to evolve their e-commerce strategy. The Men’s Wearhouse had long been a brick and mortar store, but recognized its customers’ growing use of digital channels during the shopping experience. To improve their competitive and customer experience, the retailer […]

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