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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 […]

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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If your organization is currently running IBM Cognos Software version 8.0-8.4 these versions will soon be retired and no longer maintained by IBM.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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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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Adding Emptoris & TeaLeaf to The Holistic Commerce Suite

As IBM’s Premier Partner delivering Smarter Commerce solutions Perficient knows how to create a seamless and unified omni-channel commerce experience that leverages commerce, social and mobile technologies to provide the operational excellence needed to deliver a consistent brand experience that deepens your client relationships. Perficient is one of a very small delivery partner that are […]

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Business Insight Requires Vision and Analytics

Perficient’s award-wining IBM Business Analytics practice is a Gold sponsor of Vision 2013. During the conference our subject matter and industry experts will be on-hand to discuss how Perficient helps our clients leverage accurate, timely and integrated information to transform information into actionable intelligence that provides insight, drives planning and improves performance. Our experience with […]

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Learn How Mission Health is Using Data to Improve Quality of Care

With Perficient’s help Mission Health is leveraging IBM’s master data management (MDM) to build a scalable, accurate foundation around its most critical data to support critical business processes across the enterprise – information about patients, providers, facilities, organizations, employees and more. Watch this webcast and learn how Mission Health is using Big Data and Analytics […]

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Perficient & IBM – Making an Impact in 2013

Perficient is Showcasing Our Award-Winning IBM SOA, BPM, and Mobile Solutions & Services at IBM’s Impact 2013 Conference Perficient is a gold sponsor of Impact 2013, and our experts are available in Booth G9 to discuss how customers can implement impactful technology solutions including BPM, service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud, mobile and WebSphere solutions for major […]

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Perficient “Gets Bold” at IBM Connect 2013

Visit Perficient at IBM Connect 2013. You can download the eBook “Get Bold”, and learn how the enterprise is responding to consumer expectations for engagement via social channels. Perficient partners with organizations to help navigate the social landscape, and design and implement the right technologies, whether it is CMS, portals or e-commerce solutions, to foster social […]

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Attending IBM Connect? Get Bold!

Join Perficient at IBM Connect this year. You can download the eBook “Get Bold”, and learn how the enterprise is responding to consumer expectations for engagement via social channels. Whether you are planning on attending IBM Connect or not, Perficient would like to offer you this valuable eBook. “Get Bold” explores innovative ways businesses are using social […]

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The Joy of End-of-Year Financial Reporting & A Merry New Year

Social Commentator, Will Rogers famously stated, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” The once predictable & stable world of business has transformed into an unpredictable jungle that’s no place for the complacent finance organization. Our new normal environment requires finance to maneuver obstacles on an […]

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Free-Hadoop for Dummies An IBM Platform Computing guide

Hadoop for Dummies is now available! This free eBook is packed with everything you need to know about Hadoop analytics, this handy guide provides you with a solid understanding of the critical big data concepts and trends, and suggests ways for you to revolutionize your business operations through the implementation of cost-effective, high performance Hadoop […]

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