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Steps to Create a Cloud Computing Center of Excellence

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. In general, a center of excellence (CoE) is a team of experts whose mission is to provide the organization best practices, guidance, and governance around a specific practice field. Establishing a CoE is often a first step to introduce […]

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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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Perficient’s DevOps Journey & Approach – short video

Perficient colleagues recently attended Chef Software’s annual conference, ChefConf 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  In this short video, Perficient DevOps Delivery Director Sean Wilbur shares his point of view on the evolution of Perficient’s DevOps practice.  He also talks about how DevOps transformation is much more than just tools and code – and how culture and […]

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Personalization: How Individualization is the New Bar for Relevance

Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst from Forrester talked about relevance and individuality as the key to personalization. He went into depth on how individualization is the new bar for relevance. The digital buyer is mythical. In fact, buyers experience brands in digital and real-life experience. You can no longer compare yourself to your competitor, […]

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From Search to AI-Powered Relevance with Coveo

At Coveo Impact 2019, Vincent Bernard from Coveo presented about the use of Coveo Cloud to maximize the value of relevance on a website. 3 Main Ingredients for a Good Search Experience Vincent described three main ingredients or best practices for web site search that all work together: Machine Learning Query Suggest – not just […]

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Coveo Impact 2019 – Relevance is rising and driving experiences

Louis Tetu, Chairman, and CEO of Coveo kicked off Coveo Impact 2019, which is their annual conference. Louis started by claiming that being “digital” is not enough. Companies need to transform to be more Relevant. An irrelevant experience will cause people to look elsewhere, because 76% of consumers are willing to switch to a better […]

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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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Why We’re Excited for NASCO Converge 2019

Helping Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Win in the Market This year’s NASCO conference, Converge 2019, will kick-off June 3-6, 2019. This conference will be centered on where collaboration, innovation, and technology intersect. NASCO is a Blue-owned organization, dedicated to helping Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans across the nation build a better healthcare […]

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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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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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Establishing Cloud Reference Architecture and Best Practices

In the post “The Business Case Justification for PaaS” we looked at the benefits and a business case for PaaS and the post “Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy” outlined ways to migrate applications to PaaS. In this blog we will look at the steps to create a reference architecture and developer best practices to get […]

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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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Perficient Named Among Top App Modernization Providers

With more businesses seeking cloud capabilities, app modernization and migration capabilities are crucial in utilizing existing software and data to digitally transform. Many businesses seek a partner to enhance their digital efforts that they may not have in their existing staff. This is an area in which Perficient focuses, helping clients optimize processes and get […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Allison Fries

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

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Capturing Key Insights to Define Strategic Priorities

This is part 1 of a 5 part blog series on effectively defining an operating model for your organization. In this post, we will explore Step 1:  Defining the Strategic Priorities Strategic planning is often done in the C-Suite. However, it is important for functional leaders to develop a strategic plan and an operating model […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mark Polly

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

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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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Data as Experience: The Customer Role

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Executive Role. The Customer Many companies tend to overlook customers.  Most salespeople actually provide a range of reports but nine times out of ten, it seems that these are custom built report based on a lot of hoops the […]

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Data as Experience: The Executive Role

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Data Scientist Role. The Executive (and other company leaders) Business Intelligence Developers and IT heads have probably spent more time on this role than any other single reporting or insights need. This makes sense. We expect leaders at all […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Scott Albahary

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

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