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Replace Your Legacy API Gateway

According to Gartner, “It is impossible to provide the platform for any digital strategy and run an effective API program to benefit from the API economy, without full life cycle API management.” Digital platforms such as mobility and IoT require businesses to establish an API platform strategy that supports new computing models such as hybrid […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Christine Livingston

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year 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 […]

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How to Build a Business Case for Cloud Transformation

This is the second in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. As we stated in the first blog entry business is being transformed at the speed of cloud. The velocity of this transformation and marketing hype around the subject of cloud could cause a business to move too quickly into the […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Jim Hertzfeld

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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Business Transformation at the Speed of Cloud

Digital trends at large are putting significant pressure on businesses to innovate quickly and no industries are showing signs of immunity. Customer expectations are rising as is the competition coming from existing market players and an array of recently “born in the cloud” contenders. Businesses must transform to succeed. In response, companies are turning to […]

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CPQ Trends to Watch in 2019

The Evolution of CPQ Configure Price Quote (CPQ) has been around for a long time.  Product configuration and pricing were part of several homegrown ERP/MRP systems since the 1980s and has become more mainstream with the introduction of CPQ-focused software since the beginning of this century. CPQ is a big growth area in the software […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Bob Vanek

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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What is the one word that will define success in 2019?

We turned the page on another year and over the next few weeks, organizations and individuals everywhere will be communicating their strategic priorities, goals, and objectives for 2019. This year, I would like to challenge you to identify the one word that describes the success you desire for 2019.  Then, ensure that your strategic goals […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: David Chapman

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, 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 […]

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Data as Experience: The Basic User Role

I kicked off this blog series by introducing the concept that data is really only valuable when it reaches the end users. There are a number of user types. For our purposes, I want to highlight on these five and focus on the first: The basic user The power user The data scientist The executive […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mike Rabbior

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, 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 […]

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Cloud Technology Has Changed the Game

I have just returned from the Gartner Application Strategies and Solutions Summit 2018. This was one of those conferences where it turns out to be something different than what you expected. The agenda was a solid blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities and meaningful keynotes. Like many conferences, the real value comes from hearing from […]

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Data as Experience: A Series

In the past several years, I’ve seen both successful and failed insights initiatives. Perhaps the first element of failure is what they call these efforts: Reports Executive Reports Reporting A focus on the number of reports Large focus on specific fields in reports, to the exclusion of other elements When I look at elements of […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Eric Roch

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, 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 […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Juliet Silver

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. Earlier this year, 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 […]

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Go-To-Market Strategy in the Clouds

I’ve embarked on a new journey with Perficient. After more than four years as part of the management consulting team, I am now responsible for launching our go-to-market (GTM) strategy for our firm’s cloud services. One of my first projects focuses on our partnership with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: Accelerating Growth in the Cloud Keynote

At OpenWorld 2018, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, walked us through success in the cloud with a range of experts. Accelerating growth in the cloud may depend on political, economic and technology factors that companies need to consider as they upgrade to the cloud. Mark Hurd will discuss and lead conversations with geopolitical experts and […]

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Fitbit in Digital Health

Some really interesting discussion on the future for provider and payer portals and apps, from the perspective of Bobby Bouthillette from Fitbit Health Solutions, arose during this week’s Connected Health conference. Consumer demand for health and wellness options creates huge opportunity for consumer brands like Fitbit. They can bridge the gap between traditional healthcare players […]

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How to Avoid ‘Hitting the Wall’ in Your Agile Transformation

I’ve been an Agile practitioner and evangelist for over 20+ years. That’s pretty much 2/3 of my career as a person that builds software. Over those years, I’ve seen mindsets change on Agile and what it should and shouldn’t be used for. In general, the ‘shouldn’t be used for’ list has gone down. A progression […]

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Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

In the post “The Business Case Justification for PaaS” we looked at the benefits and a business case for PaaS. In this blog we will look at the steps to create a migration strategy to PaaS including re-platforming legacy applications. Re-platforming applications includes lift-and-shift (containerizing) applications with minor changes, refactoring applications to adhere to twelve […]

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