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Perficient Rings Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

From ambitious startup to formidable force, Perficient has come a long way in the past 20 years, and our performance and momentum have never been stronger. We held our initial public offering on July 29, 1999 – at the time with only 19 employees. On May 22, our executive team celebrated our 20th year on […]

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2 IT Modernization Strategies to Avoid the Complacency Death Spiral

Many organizations face cultural inertia against IT modernization. Companies typically treat IT as a cost center because of a history of expensive programs with cost overruns and missed deadlines. In a recent IDG survey, 64 percent of respondents cited outdated/legacy IT infrastructure among their top barriers to IT transformation. Therefore, implementing IT modernization strategies has […]

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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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Organizational Impacts of Cloud Transformation

This is the third in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. I wanted to start out this blog with a short story from the medical field that illustrates one of the changes that can be expected by any organization moving to cloud. The story is about the Mayo Clinic, which was […]

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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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Clouds Trend in 2019: DevOps as an Enabler

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s DevOps Consulting Director, Sean Wilbur, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. With cloud adoption soaring, businesses are being forced to find further advancements to stay ahead of the competition. Simply being on the cloud isn’t enough. Businesses need […]

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Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

In a world where over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day, having a tool to help deliver information to users efficiently is important. Cognitive agents are a tool that can improve user experience for both advisors and customers alike. This self-service technology is capable of understanding human language to provide accurate information […]

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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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How Perficient Helps Businesses Leverage Technology to #RewriteTomorrow

Digital disruption is happening at lightning speed, and its impact spares no industry or business. Today’s technologies allow consumers to own every experience, forcing business leaders to re-examine every aspect of their business models. As the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America, we’ve spent the past two […]

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Key Features to Grow Your Business with Google Cloud Platform

Cloud is transforming the way IT is built and used. This can be seen specifically with cloud computing, which has made hosting infrastructure elastic. But what does all this mean for the end user? To start – cost savings, scalability, security and service upgrades, and disaster recoveries. As a leader in the cloud space, Google […]

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Top Reasons to Consider Self-Service Azure Bots

By now, if your organization has had conversations about digital transformation, chances are they have included discussions around artificial intelligence such as bots. If not, it may be time to jump start that dialogue. As virtual assistants that can help perform simple, repetitive tasks, such as making a reservation or addressing customer queries or issues, […]

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ChefConf 2019 – Are you ready for it?

ChefConf 2019 kicks off in Chef’s (and my) hometown of Seattle in less than two weeks on May 20th.  If you’re interested in going and haven’t already registered, check out more information here and use code Hugs4Chef19 for 10% off your registration. Things I hope to hear at ChefConf This year promises to be a […]

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies to Leapfrog Your Competition

Digital business is the way of the present and the future. However, many businesses own and operate so much technical debt that they face a long road of strategizing to remain competitive. The relentlessness of digital disruption makes it impractical for businesses to operate in the same way they have for decades. Consequently, digital transformation […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Responding to Greater Disruption

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Director, Victor Wolters, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Undergoing a digital transformation is going to drastically change the technology that businesses utilize. That’s not a secret to businesses. Some don’t realize that this transformation […]

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5 Essential Steps for Improving Your Customer Care

Satisfying today’s digitally savvy and well informed customers boils down to one common theme – customer experience. Price and quality are key considerations when making purchase decisions. However, it’s the experience that keeps customers coming back for more. 73% [of consumers] said a good experience is key in influencing their brand loyalties Your organization must […]

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Retail Checkout: Who’s Doing it Right?

It’s no secret that cashiers at retailers are starting to be replaced by self-checkout options. The rise and success of Amazon Go has the retail industry adopting new technologies to remain contenders in customer satisfaction. The majority of big chain retail establishments are implementing new checkout options: express checkout, curbside pick-up, registers for customers to […]

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3 Change Management Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation

Digital transformation causes disruption because it holistically changes an organization. It changes the way people work, a company’s essence, and how it operates. Consequently, it sometimes even changes the culture. Change management’s role is to help along the entire journey. More business leaders realize that change management needs to be incorporated in everything a company […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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Utilities Companies Are Getting Smart

Our world thrives on power. Energy keeps our daily lives going. Whether its coal, gas or electricity, we always need power. Like He-Man said, “I have the power!” However, power isn’t unlimited and also requires great care from the companies providing it. Utilities companies are currently overhauling their systems to provide more efficient power systems […]

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