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Things to Consider with Lift-and-Shift Migrations in Cloud

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. We decided to call out this specific cloud lift-and-shift migration strategy because of our clients’ experience with this strategy. Many of our clients have seen both negative and positive results from this strategy, however, all of them missed many […]

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Self-Driving Trucks Will Deliver Mail to the Southwest

The United States Postal Service (USPS) looks forward to a two-week trial using self-driving freight carriers supplied by an autonomous trucking firm. As the Old Saying Goes… “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This is the motto of the USPS. […]

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Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization transitions to cloud technology, it will often change the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. This freedom allows an organization to “try […]

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Dealerships Provide Luxury Through an Omnichannel Experience

Automotive dealerships are changing the searching and purchasing process. These dealerships are taking steps to implement a new omnichannel experience. Think back to the last time you bought a car. About your experience as a customer; thinking about vehicle details you are looking for, visiting dealerships, haggling with price or financing. Keep in mind, everybody […]

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Three Ways Automation is Transforming the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is continuously producing innovations that feature and support wireless connectivity, sensors, AI, smart infrastructures, and automation. These innovations have seeped into many areas of the industry, from the buying process to driving to servicing. What’s fascinating is that many of the current and emerging trends share the same common denominator, and that […]

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Innovations in Adobe Analytics via AEM Authoring

In 2015 the Ford Motor Company made the significant investment to purchase and integrate the full Adobe Marketing Cloud solution with the goal to deliver personalized and optimized content through its myriad of digital channels. Perficient was brought on board to work closely with Ford’s Head of Digital Brand Optimization in the planning, implementation, integration, […]

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You Want to Know Why the Oracle Asset and Asset Lines Look “off”?

Users ask, “Why do the asset and lines coming into Assets from Projects look off?” The straightforward answer is the screen layout is confusing. After Projects interfaces summarized asset lines to Assets, the Assets team must analyze and then post asset costs. A question we’re faced with at some point in every project where PPM […]

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Trends in Automotive: A Look Back—and Ahead

Every day, we sit at our computers and read the constant flow of headlines that cross the wires. In our meetings, we hear about our competitors, from what they are working on to how they are getting it done. It is these stories that drive organizations to innovate and perform better. It is these conversations […]

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The Business Case for Telematics

1. Do you manage a small or large fleet of vehicles that are critical to your business operation? 2. Do you have the necessary data to manage your fleets utilization, preventative maintenance, driver behaviors and route optimization? If you answered YES to question 1 and NO to question 2 you should consider a implementing a […]

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The Minimum Oracle Cloud Project Contracts Setup

Differences exist between Cloud Project Billing and EBS Project Billing. Using Oracle Cloud Project Contracts exclusively is one of the differences. In EBS “Project Funding” we create an approved revenue budget, baseline it, setup the agreement and lastly fund the project/task. Utilizing Oracle cloud project contracts raises questions of how the former “funding” is achieved […]

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Cloud Technology Has Changed the Game

I have just returned from the Gartner Application Strategies and Solutions Summit 2018. This was one of those conferences where it turns out to be something different than what you expected. The agenda was a solid blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities and meaningful keynotes. Like many conferences, the real value comes from hearing from […]

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Automotive Leaders are Mastering Digital Transformation

Think back, and we are talking about 30 to 40 years ago; when a company would release a new car. These different automobiles would be completely new in regards to the make and design. It was exciting to see the fresh new features and styles that the companies would introduce. That is what people wanted. […]

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Smart Dust – Personal Clouds

The author could not resist the analogy here. In my recent research on emerging technology for my client I came across the subject of “Smart Dust.” I had reviewed the technology one time before but put it in the “10-year plus” category. Upon further reading and research it became clear that this is one of […]

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Automotive Buying: A Convenient Digital Experience

The automotive world is focusing on a different tactical approach to meet customer expectations and increase sales. While brick and mortar remain the dominant sales channel, the industry is hoping that digital can help drive additional sales. The reason automotive companies are pushing mobile and digital: Easier buying and selling process for customers Existing customers […]

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Common Ingestion Framework

Big Data is the way to move forward for all enterprises today. May it be healthcare, retail, finance or manufacturing, everyone is at different stages in their journey to create their industry-grade, enterprise-ready Data Lake repository. Data Lake forms the core foundation for companies in their journey to build state-of-the-art intelligent applications and provide cutting-edge […]

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It’s More Than Technology in the Car Rental Industry

Although investing in technology plays a big role in digital transformation, transforming or growing a car rental company isn’t just about the deployment and modernization of front- and back-end systems. Transformation initiatives also require the development, implementation, and execution of strategies and programs capable of delivering operational efficiency, reducing expenses, and increasing revenue. For example, […]

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The Backbone of Operations in the Car Rental Industry

Digital transformation can absolutely be thought of as improving a website through which a car rental company sells its used vehicles – an important source of revenue for the company. It can also be thought of as enhancing a mobile app that enables customers to make, modify, or cancel reservations, view a car’s mileage and […]

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How You Interact Digitally Matters in the Car Rental Industry

While mobility and connected cars remain two of the most talked-about topics in the industry, car rental companies continue to invest heavily in other forms of digital transformation because they realize that providing an incredible customer experience is important to their business. Whether it involves making a reservation on the company’s website or making a […]

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How Microsoft Word “Protected View” Stops Information Leaks

Microsoft Word has long offered support for loading images and templates over the network.  This is a great feature within corporate environments because it facilitates the reuse of assets like logos and corporate document templates.  Unfortunately, these features can be abused by bad actors to obtain operational intelligence on individuals, or even to steal credentials.  […]

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Connected Cars Present Great Opportunity for Car Rental Companies

Similar to mobility, connected car technology (e.g., telematics) has been around for some time, but only recently has the car rental industry truly exploited the massive opportunity it presents. The Internet of Things (IoT) has allowed companies to leverage new technology that better manages their fleets of cars. It’s also helping businesses, such as those […]

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