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Ransomware attack effects 23 Texas local government agencies

In what appears as a highly coordinated attack by a single actor, 23 local government agencies in the state of Texas were hit with ransomware. This extends the recent trend where local government entities were targeted, some of which have led to the attackers being paid millions of dollars via crypto-currency. A first line of […]

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5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud

According to RightScale’s eighth annual survey, “Cloud Computing Trends: 2019 State of the Cloud Survey”, “A significant number of public cloud users are now leveraging services beyond just the basic compute, storage, and network services.” The survey says relational database services is the most popular extended cloud service and “data warehouse moved up significantly to […]

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EDW in the Cloud TCO

In 2016, when I did my first in-depth comparison, the resulting TCOs were usually very close. Usually, the OpEx was slightly higher for the cloud TCO versus the on-prem TCO required substantial capital investment. However, our most recent estimate was eye-opening to our client.  We were assessing a green-field implementation for a Data Warehouse at […]

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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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Cloud Transformation Overview

This is the final blog in a series around the subject of cloud transformation. The use of the term “transformation” in the title was a very intentional decision by the authors (Joel Thimsen & Victor Wolters) of this series. The desire is to send a message that adoption of cloud technology for any organization is […]

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Break the Tug-of-War Mindset with Polarity Management

Is it possible to serve two masters? According to ancient wisdom, we can only serve one master at a time. Otherwise, we will hate one and love the other. However, my manager often reminds me that by the nature of our work as external consultants in a publicly traded company, we must serve two masters. Our first master […]

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Application Migration: A Cloud Journey

Application migration is a significant part of any organization’s cloud journey. There are five primary approaches for application migration to the cloud: rehost, refactor, revise, rebuild, and replace. Each of these approaches require minor adjustments depending on the detail of the specific application migration. In a few cases, it is possible you might need to […]

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Considerations for Building Cloud-Native Applications

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation and building cloud-native applications. In Gartner’s report “Top Emerging Trends for Cloud-Native Infrastructure” published May of 2019, they say “…leaders are keen to invest in cloud-native infrastructure technologies to increase software velocity; enable developer agility, application scalability and resilience; […]

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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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