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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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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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Gartner IT Expo: Top Transformative Tech for Life Sciences

At Gartner IT Expo, Michael Shanler focused on what technologies can transform life sciences. In doing so, he called upon a lot of existing research at Gartner including: 2018 Hype Cycle for Life Science Research and Development 2018 Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2018 Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery 2018 Hype Cycle for Real […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Wave Three of Healthcare Consumer Engagement

At Gartner IT Expo, Jeff Cribbs, VP, Analyst, Gartner, gave a session on the third wave of healthcare consumer engagement. Harness a new wave of practices and technology to deliver consumer engagement for your healthcare organization: Consumer access and control of health data will fundamentally change the health data economy. In wave three, digital becomes […]

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AI and Big Data: The Yin and Yang of Technical Innovation

I’ve had some interesting conversations with my colleagues Christine Livingston and Arvind Murali.  Christine knows AI. Arvind knows data, especially big data. As we spoke it became obvious that the two are deeply interconnected. Innovation today seems to be driven by data. AI relies on data. Just implementing any kind of artificial intelligence means you […]

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Driving Patient Engagement at Dignity Health with Sitecore

It is exciting to see the breadth and depth of Perficient’s Digital Health capabilities making a difference in the market with Dignity Health and Sitecore. We all know that creating and delivering excellent end-to-end web experiences for patients is a key goal for healthcare, but you only have a shot of getting there with an […]

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The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Within the cloud delivery models Platform as a Service (PaaS), the model providing the facilities for full life cycle application development, has a smaller overall market share than IaaS or SaaS. However, the PaaS growth rate is accelerating with Gartner predicting a 26% PaaS growth rate to reach $15 billion by the end of 2018. […]

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Consumers to Content Marketers: I’m Interested in Me, Not You

Content marketing has been a hot topic over the past 8 years as marketers have looked for ways to connect with consumers. At Perficient, we use content marketing extensively, as evidenced by this blog. We’ve also blogged about content marketing going all the way back to 2012 (Content Marketing Impact & #SocialBusiness). The trick for […]

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An Issue Cannot Become a Risk

Can an issue be a risk? Risk vs Issue : Everyone knows that a risk is an uncertain event that hasn’t happened yet has some probability of occurring in the future. An issue is an event that has already happened. Why Risk? Risk empowers us to think proactively and gives the opportunities to develop the […]

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6 Best Practices for Your CECL Response Program

Understanding the new current expected credit loss (CECL) regulation, how it impacts an organization, and how to go about implementing and managing a response program will be critical for firms carrying financial assets covered by the accounting standard update. Companies will need to understand the history and lifecycle of their data and processes, and engage […]

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Agile for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many small and mid-sized manufacturers. These companies are typically much more flexible and able to mobilize quickly compared to their larger counterparts. If you have a concept for a marketing campaign, financial reporting, or an improved process, you have the opportunity to walk into the head of that […]

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Implementing a CECL Response Program

Organizations will need to modify or redesign their loss reserve processes and systems based on the new CECL standard in light of the substantive changes in methodology. As CECL requires a forecast of loan losses over the life of the instrument, both at the time of origination as well as the revaluation on an ongoing […]

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Financial Statements and Disclosures under CECL

Entities must first include the new CECL disclosures in their financial statements and regulatory reports (e.g., the quarterly call report), commencing with the aforementioned effective dates. There is no separate filing requirement for CECL. The structure and granularity of an entity’s income statement and balance sheet does not to change, as the details of the […]

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