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Rapid Help for Healthcare Contact Centers Amid COVID-19 Demands

Across industries, contact centers struggle to maintain pace with concerns, questions, and urgent needs surrounding COVID-19. This reality holds especially true for healthcare payers and providers serving on the front lines, helping to save lives and communicate ever-evolving resources and instructions to the public. Contact centers are especially struggling in the following ways: Heavy call […]

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Migrating Workloads to the Cloud with IBM Cloud Paks

This is the first in our series on IBM Cloud Paks. According to a study by McKinsey & Company, IT teams are migrating the simplest workloads to the cloud, but about 80% of workloads are still on-premises. This is because the basic cloud model does not address transformation complexities like skills gaps, compliance, integration issues, […]

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B2B Supply Chain Imperative: Forrester + Perficient’s Perspective

Modern B2B customers have come to expect the same level of service, transparency, and customer service that they receive as consumers in their personal lives. But delivering that kind of experience requires a comprehensive approach to supply chain management, from technology investments to extensive data management integration. Perficient Digital’s order management experts, Pawan Gupta and […]

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IBM Business Automation Content Analyzer

The IBM Business Automation Content Analyzer, which is available as SaaS in IBM’s cloud, can now be deployed on-prem, or in your preferred cloud provider. Instructions to DIY can be found here. Or call Perficient, and we’ll help you plan and deploy it.     I’ve since deployed 19.0.3. Here is a quick demo video […]

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Secure Software Release Coordination

The ultimate goal of all software development is the secure software release of the system to a user-accessible production environment. However, the road from code to production is often a long and perilous one. To reduce the apparent risk associated with a production release, many organizations place “gates” at various points along the release path. […]

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Deploying IBM FileNet P8 to Kubernetes

A couple of months ago, I did a video about spinning up a local P8 development instance in Docker. IBM has taken containerized instances a step further where P8 can also be deployed to Kubernetes. Here, I go through the steps involved to achieve a successful deployment. The container-sample, and container-navigator GIT repos mentioned in […]

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Install, Configure, Deploy FileNet P8 using Ansible

Here is something I’m working on at Perficient to make installing/upgrading, configuring, and deploying IBM FileNet P8 more efficient. It even creates a Domain, and Object Store. All using Ansible. If your organization is looking to implement something like this in your environment, give Perficient a call. We’ll be happy to assist.    For […]

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Adding Additional Content Platform Engines to an Existing P8 Domain

There are many ways to implement FileNet P8 in an environment. Small organizations might have a simple implementation consisting of the Content Platform Engine (CPE), and Content Navigator. Large organizations may have multiple CPEs in a single cluster performing many different functions. Some of those functions are basic, such as end-users simply uploading or retrieving […]

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What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.1.4?

New Features The new features that we have judged to have the greatest potential impact to our customers are covered below. As with any new version, there are too many new features to cover here.  If you see something that interests you and would like to explore how it might help you please contact us […]

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IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite: A Win for Global Supply Chains

IBM recently announced its IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite. While the announcement encompasses its supply chain offerings, supply chain business, and supply chain brand, the underlying theme embraces the vision of the future – one based on an open, integrated supply chain platform. Reading into the announcement, IBM is further establishing the fundamental definition of […]

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Migrating REST API from IBM Integration Bus to Spring Boot

In this blog post, we will learn how to Migrate IIB REST application to Spring Boot. The topics covered in this use case include: Create SpringBoot Project Creating Model class from Swagger Pom File Define Database Configuration Entity Class JPA Data Repository Rest Controller Service Class Build and Run the Project. Create Spring Boot Project […]

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4 Steps to Get Started with Containers

The following is the fifth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. So far in this series, we have explored the evolution of containers, their benefits, the importance of container management platforms and how to choose which of them is best for your business, and some […]

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Installing, Configuring, and Using IBM FileNet Deployment Manager

IBM FileNet P8 comes with many tools used for administering, and configuring the different aspects of the application. One of the most important is the FileNet Deployment Manager (FDM). It is used to migrate Objects, such as Classes, Property Templates, Documents, Marking Sets, Workflow Definitions… between different environments. It can even be used to migrate […]

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IBM BigFix and Licensing Metric Tool

  A few months ago, I was assigned the task of installing BigFix*/IBM Licensing Metric Tool (ILMT) for a client. I’ll admit that this was the first time installing this application, so I had to do my research. The video below goes through a basic installation based on what I learned. Also, I did mistakenly […]

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Installing the IBM FileNet P8 Container Demo

Have you ever found yourself needing a development environment at 2 AM on a Wednesday morning? Well, maybe not, but if you have, and you are a FileNet P8 developer, or admin, you’re in luck. IBM has created an easy to spin up containerized implementation of P8. The instructions and code for installing it is […]

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Configuring MQTT on IBM MQ

September 27, 2019. Let’s talk about setting up MQTT in MQ v9.1.x. Remember that images are clickable for a sharper picture. Introduction Full name of MQTT is IBM MQ Telemetry v3 protocol, and it’s used for lightweight pub/sub between small footprint devices over unreliable networks. It uses TCP/IP as the backbone. Three Qualities of Service […]

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How to Create and Configure SSL Key and Trust Stores Part 3/3

September 23, 2019. This post is the closing one in a multi-part series talking about setting up and configuring key and trust stores for IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Windows Repository Configuration Today we will talk about adding and accessing the key stores on Windows. Windows is a whole different kingdom with its own […]

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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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How to Choose a Container Management Platform

The following is the fourth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In our last blog in this series, we examined the importance of utiziling a container management platform. In this blog, we’ll go further in depth on the multiple options you have when adopting a […]

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How to Create and Configure SSL Key and Trust Stores Part 2/3

This post is the second in a multi-part series talking about setting up and configuring key and trust stores for IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. The screenshots are clickable for a sharp image. At this point you should have your key stores and trust stores created and empty. The next step is creating a […]

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