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Agile Street Smarts Series: Agile Estimation Levels and Techniques

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. This post will explore Agile estimation and the different estimation techniques. Estimation is more the “art” than the “science” of program management so polish the crystal ball and let’s get started. Agile estimation is fundamentally different from […]

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Agile Street Smarts: Insights from an Agile Practitioner

According to Merriam-Webster, “Agile is marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace.” Of course, this not only describes the adjective, but also the methodology. I’m an Industrial Engineer with an affinity for data and numbers and a Jersey Boy who realizes the need to break free from conventional approaches in order to […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with ServiceNow ITSM

Why Automation & AI ? Automation and Artificial intelligence are transforming businesses by improving enterprise productivity and innovation.   Each new version of ServiceNow ITSM includes new and enhanced automation and AI capabilities. What is ITSM ? IT Service Management (ITSM) refers to all the activities involved in designing, developing, deploying, supporting and managing the life-cycle […]

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What’s New in the ServiceNow ‘New York’ Version

ServiceNow offers cloud based platform that delivers digital workflows. Using ServiceNow, the employees and customers can make quicker, smarter decisions and they are empowered to collaborate in a more productive and agile way. ServiceNow recently released a new version called ‘New York’.  Ever wondered , why this name? Below is quick insight on ServiceNow version […]

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Azure Subscription Transfer from Tenant to Tenant

The Checklist One of the benefits of today’s cloud-based world is portability. The ability to easily move full application environments around in the cloud can be both positive and negative. This portability can create a “casual” attitude about events such as moving full “production” environments around. This casual attitude can lead to modern day catastrophes […]

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.  Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.  In this article I […]

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Office 365 Tenant Migration and Active Directory Considerations

When migrating Office 365 tenancies for acquisitions, mergers, or divestitures; there needs to be a good amount of consideration given to the back-end identity infrastructure supporting each Office 365 tenant. Active Directory Directory Services (AD DS) is generally the identity store that connects Enterprise to Office 365 Azure Active Directory. There can be various ways […]

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Issues – The sleeping dragons?

Black swan’s companion In any fantasy story, you must have read about the dragons asleep and guarding the treasures. The dragons unknowingly defend the treasures without considering the value of it. You can imagine the massive loss of the treasure if you try to tickle the dragon. A small sneeze from the dragon that cannot […]

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Perficient Mentioned in Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace

Gartner recently published their annual Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace report. The report explores emerging technologies gaining acceptance and consideration as Digital Workplace strategies within various industries such as: Cloud Office Microapps Intranet as a Service This year, Gartner mentioned Perficient as a Sample Vendor in the Intranet as a Service category. But, what […]

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How To Use The AWS API With S3 Buckets In Your Pen Test

Pen testers often need to stage payloads and other tools on servers outside of their own infrastructure.  In this post I’ll show you how to use the Amazon AWS command line interface (CLI) to dynamically create and manage S3 buckets that you can use in your own pen tests.  I’ll also show you how to […]

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Designing the Business Process Model to Implement Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5 part blog series on defining an operating model for your organization.     In this post, we explore Step 2: Establishing the Business Process Model A number of industries are currently facing disruption and change. In addition, the daily grind of running the business can knock us around a bit […]

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Disaster Recovery – A Thing of the Past For Cloud-Based Companies

I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine about a client request. We discussed disaster recovery. In the new cloud-based computing architectures, it has become clear that this is one of the many new benefits from moving to the cloud. The following sections in this blog layout a few key elements that support […]

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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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Anthos, building your cloud ecosystem

Google Next 2019, where 30,000 tech enthusiasts descend on the streets of San Fran to learn, promote and embrace what Google Cloud has to offer. Google cloud is steadily gaining momentum in cloud space and is now the third largest cloud services provider in the world. Google’s engineering team understands the complexities of a rigid […]

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Getting Started with Chef Habitat on Windows

Overview This is the second post in our series on Chef Habitat. For an introduction to Habitat, please refer to our initial post. In this writeup, we will be looking closely at Habitat in a Windows context. There are a few differences between Habitat on Windows versus Linux or Mac which we will point out. Additionally, […]

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Chef Habitat – The Key to Self-Driving Applications

One of the newest and most compelling technologies from Chef Software is a project known as Habitat. Much of the early messaging and use cases around Habitat have left some with the impression that it’s simply another way to build application containers. Habitat is in fact much more and could be quite disruptive in terms of how […]

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Risks never sleep – Be a Risk Keeper

Nothing is too low for a bear A bear doesn’t probably love to chase and hunt their prey. They are fond of any sorts of flesh and easily pick you when you are asleep. Bears can be predators even though they don’t have many enemies. Although most do not, under normal circumstances, hunt and feed […]

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Do You Need a CPQ Solution?

Do You Need a CPQ Solution? In the B2B world, when time truly does equal money, slow lead response time and the inability to provide timely accurate quotes directly affect the win rate. Why CPQ? Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solutions, like Salesforce CPQ, help you develop accurate quotes with the right products and pricing and […]

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Need BI? Get Trusted Analytics Advice by Experts, for Experts

When it comes to business intelligence, where do the experts go to learn? The answer is Perficient. Since the SIMON app launched, Perficient has been on the road with AllianceBernstein and MicroStrategy sharing how to turn analytics into action. At conferences and private events all around the country, the past few months have been full […]

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