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5 Key Updates from Day 3 of Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Wed Sept 18, Day 3 of #OOW19, included a second keynote from Larry Ellison and of course, many sessions along different tracks.  In today’s post regarding Day 3,  I will not repeat topics that were covered in the updates for Day 1 and Day 2, although I will cover some different aspects of previous topics. […]

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Upgrading Your TM1 Software to Planning Analytics

Support for IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2 ends at the end of this month to make way for Planning Analytics. This upgraded software is built on the TM1 engine, but offers new features to improve the user and developer experience. And with a little bit of planning, you can make a smooth transition that optimizes the […]

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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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Storytelling Dashboards: The Benefits & Best Practices

We all know the old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words. But why does that matter when you’re talking numbers? There’s always a story behind your raw data, dashboards and analytics. And the more quickly you understand it, the more you can make the most out of every click and every campaign. If […]

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Driving Data

Stuck In Rush Hour A few days ago I was driving home from Atlanta during rush hour and my phone died.  All I could see in front of me were brake lights and red lights.  Not a huge deal, I knew where I wanted to go and I knew how to get there.  But since […]

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Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams. One of the key portions of the architecture involved Hadoop and Spark for both data storage and data processing for the delivery of data […]

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How to Get the Most out of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform is a robust system to help both in creating and leveraging connections between separate systems. This can, in effect, create an “application network” where previously unconnected sources of data come together to meet your business’s needs. (By the way, if you’re not familiar with MuleSoft yet, you can learn more about the […]

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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Connect Data Silos

The following is the third blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. In this series so far, we have looked at how the cloud brings robust data security and the cost savings and efficiencies that the cloud delivers for healthcare organizations. In this blog, we’ll examine at one of […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Arvind Murali

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we introduced our Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share unique insights on their areas of expertise. The […]

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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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Customer Loyalty vs Customer Experience

I spend a lot of time with clients who very much want to create a relationship with their customers, patients, etc. A lot of them use a combination of their data plus a range of 3rd party data to round it out. Many have a loyalty program or want to initiate a loyalty program believing […]

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Intelligent Resilience

The Resilience of your Intelligence Regardless of what department or area you work in it is critical that your company is set up to handle storms and disasters that may come.  I’ve been following Hurricane Dorian, like many of you probably have been, and along with praying and hoping for the people in its path, […]

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Science is Interesting: The Human Brain Project

Have you heard about the Human Brain Project? It is one of the largest funded projects to build a super computer that will replicate the molecular architecture of the human brain. This was done to understand how brain comprehends diseases, genomic sequencing, and eventually to correct the defects behind human brains. It included nuero-scientists, data […]

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Should Auto Dealers Use Chatbots On Their Websites?

The growth of chatbots in the auto industry is undeniable. They have flooded the industry and are being used in multiple ways. Some of the uses are positive and others are negative. One of the negative, and most controversial, ways these chatbots are being used is occurring at the dealership level. Almost every dealer has […]

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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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The Science of Artificial General Intelligence

I was just listening to an Audio Book titled “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” and going through an interesting period of listening and comparing the Dualism Theory and Artificial General Intelligence. This is an interesting thought and wanted to share it with you expecting comments and thoughts. Let […]

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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 10 Analytics Sessions at 2019 Oracle OpenWorld

At Oracle OpenWorld this year the analytics track is jam packed with great sessions covering the full suite of Oracle Analytics products and capabilities. There are so many great analytics sessions it was hard to whittle it down to just 10. That said, below are my top 10 picks for ‘must see’ analytics sessions at […]

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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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Time Travel With Your Data – No Flux Capacitor Required

Have you ever said something like “I wish I could go back when…” maybe it was to re-live an awesome vacation or some funny event.  But, if you work with data you’ve probably said that same thing, but not for nearly as pleasant circumstances.  Maybe you’ve said it because the data you’ve been importing since […]

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