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Project Statuses-Oracle Projects Considerations Part 8

What Are Project Statuses? Statuses can control the “life-cycles” of projects, project resource requirements, and people. New statuses can be created for the above objects. Out of the Box Project Statuses Project Statuses include predefined statuses for the following objects: Projects – a project’s current state, for example Open, Closed, or Approved Requirements – The […]

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10 Key Updates from Day 2 of Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Tues Sept 17 was another information filled day at #OOW19. Below are the top 10 updates: Oracle Cloud Value Proposition: Integrated and Comprehensive Cloud which includes infrastructure, database, application and analytics. Enables a unified data platform for analytics. Interesting Projects Underway Between Oracle Cloud and Azure – SVP of Azure talked about use cases for […]

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5 Key Updates from Day 1 of Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Today, Mon Sept 16, was day 1 of Oracle OpenWorld. It was a busy day filled with a full set of sessions across all of Oracle’s technology pillars. Outlined are 5 key updates from day 1: Oracle has made significant investments in its Gen 2 Cloud infrastructure.  Larry Ellison gave his keynote speech today on […]

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Cambridge Analytica: Recommendations on Data Ethics

Before going deep into Data Ethics, I would highly recommend watching the documentary The Great Hack on Netflix which summarizes Cambridge Analytica’s involvement in the largest Data Ethics issue and how it played a role in Brexit, the Trump Campaign, the Cruz Campaign, and others. It is also interesting to know that the people who […]

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Managing Coexistence and Interop in Microsoft Teams (Part 1)

One of the biggest concerns when switching from Skype for Business to Teams revolves around the ability for the two products to work together. However, what is often overlooked is what will be required to meet these expectations. Fear not, in this article we’ll be discussing the high level in’s and out’s for interoperability and […]

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Artificial General Intelligence and A Human-Robot Partnership

The famous example that would be given about artificial general intelligence (AGI) is when a autonomous car has the rational ability to make a strong decision of what direction to take. Take an example of a car driving in a lane autonomously. It has to make 1 of 2 options in an accident prone path. […]

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Perficient at THAT Conference

This past August 5th – 8th, a dozen and a half Perficient employees from across the country converged and attended THAT Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  THAT Conference is branded as a “Summer Camp for Geeks”.  From the THAT Conference website, it is described as follows: “THAT Conference is the “Summer Camp for Geeks” that combines […]

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Top Considerations for Moving Your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

The blog “5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud” outlined the advantages of running your data warehouse in the cloud. In this blog, we look at the high-level considerations for migrating your data warehouse to the cloud. Building the Business Case for Migrating Your Data Warehouse Many companies facing expensive on-premises product […]

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Ransomware Attack Affects 23 Texas Local Government Agencies

In what appears as a highly coordinated attack by a single actor, 23 local government agencies in the state of Texas were hit with ransomware. This extends the recent trend where local government entities were targeted, some of which have led to the attackers being paid millions of dollars via crypto-currency. A first line of […]

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Auto Attendants & Call Queues in Microsoft Teams

Auto Attendants and Call Queues have come a long way since their infancy in Skype for Business Online. Although they aren’t perfect, Microsoft has made some great advancements in what they can do and how they function within Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams. In today’s article we’ll be discussing the in’s and out’s […]

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Office 365 is retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1: Why you should care

Yes, you heard it right, Microsoft will be retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 starting June 1st, 2020. We know Microsoft is not bluffing this time! In this article we’ll quickly discuss what changes are being made and how this could affect your organization! TLS 1.0 and 1.1 being retired? It seems like […]

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Introducing Policy Packages for Microsoft Teams!

So you may have clicked on this link thinking, “what the heck is a policy package and why haven’t I heard of this?” Well you’re not alone as I had to do some research myself before I fully understood what Microsoft was planning. As of 7/24/19 policy packages have not been rolled out to tenants […]

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Perficient Named a 2019 Best & Brightest Company to Work For in Chicago

We are excited to announce that Perficient has been designated a 2019 Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Our Chicago colleagues have won this award previously in the past three years. The competition recognizes organizations that demonstrate their commitment to employee enrichment and human resource practices. “Now with the war on talent hitting the […]

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Standardizing Healthcare Terms: Challenges, Benefits, and Future

As a registered nurse (RN), I’m in the field of medical and nursing terminologies within electronic health records (EHRs). I understand all too well the impact and benefits that standard healthcare terms contribute in leveraging interoperability and providing healthcare with big data for research and population health, and why it’s a lot easier said than […]

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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Health Dashboard

Not long ago I posted a blog series on Direct Routing, which I highly encourage you to check out if your organization will be going this route. To add on to this, Microsoft has recently released a Health Dashboard for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing which will allow you to monitor your connection between your SBC […]

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Microsoft Teams

Protecting your information has become increasingly important and businesses now require that you comply with business standards and industry regulations to ensure the sensitive data is kept safe. Although it has become easier to communicate with other colleagues than ever, this also introduces potential disclosure of sensitive data like financial data or PII (personally identifiable […]

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Direct Routing March 2019 (Part 5 of 5)

Welcome back to the final blog in our Direct Routing series! Last time we discussed how to leverage multiple SBC’s in your environment as well as how to configure your SBC to support Direct Routing. This time we’ll wrap things up by discussing the user provisioning process, types of configurations you may have, and lastly […]

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What’s Coming to Microsoft Teams? (May 2019)

Summer is just around the corner and that’s not the only thing to be excited about! Microsoft Teams has a bunch of new features on its road map that are worth noting! In this article we’ll go over some of the exciting new features that are currently in development! Currently In Development As of today […]

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The EU Has Released Guidelines for AI Ethics

It’s here. The European Union (EU) has officially declared AI as an important constituent of their economic growth and have put forth rules and guidelines to “trust” the AI system. Does this mean that the EU is trying to instill “human values” into AI? I don’t think so. The requirements that are defined for AI […]

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