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DevSecOps and Release – Operations Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator plays a key role in DevSecOps.  In my previous post, DevSecOps and Release Coordination, I introduced the idea of four key responsibilities in the DevSecOps mediated release management process. The idea is to consolidate the validation and approval steps from a “gated” process involving many approvers, and shift the actual work of […]

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[Guide] The Executive’s Guide to Intelligent Automation

Intelligent automation isn’t accomplished by a single technology working independently, but by a combination of different technologies working in concert: process orchestration, robotic process automation (RPA), and artificial intelligence (AI). Automation is a driving force of digital transformation. Enterprises of all sizes pursue automation for a number of reasons, such as to increase customer satisfaction […]

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Manage Your SaaS

Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption is continuing to increase in most businesses. If your experience is like mine, your daily work and personal life illustrate this trend. About a decade ago, Office 365 was my first work-related and personal significant foray into this space. But SaaS offerings have multiplied over the last several years […]

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Self-Service Receipts for Organizations without Inventory Management

Self-Service Procurement provides the capability to shop catalogs, shop external suppliers or marketplace sites, create purchase requests for internal or external sources, approve requests and create receipts. As self-service implies, the user is empowered to perform all transactions related to purchase requests and subsequent receipts. Consequently, ‘My Receipts’ application is structured to present information specific […]

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Using Predictive Analytics in a Smart Factory

So you want a smart factory? Something that drives greater value by combining business processes and physical machines. Update your manufacturing processes from legacy automation to a fully connected stream of data. The solution translates a specific business problem into a data problem that can be solved with predictive analytics. Many manufacturing systems operate at […]

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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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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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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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