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Predictive Model Ensembles: Pros and Cons

Many recent machine learning challenges winners are predictive model ensembles. We have seen this in the news. Data science challenges are hosted on many platforms. Techniques included decision trees, regression, and neural networks. And, winning ensembles used these in concert. But, let’s understand the pros and cons of an ensemble approach. Pros of Model Ensembles […]

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Data Ethics – The Profound Impacts of New Technology

Data ethics and security have been around a long time – as long as data. Constantly evolving. But, continued tech advancement has made a profound impact. So, data security and data ethics is more important than ever. 1. Magnified Relevance Tech has enabled an exponential increase of data. We know this. The more data, the […]

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Machine Instruction 3.0: Express Your Desire

The evolution of expressing our machine instruction. Let’s get there together. Machine Instruction 1.0 In the past, we taught our computers what to do by expressing our desires with exact instruction. Classic computer programming that listed step by step instructions. We taught our machines how to behave. Arguably, even legacy artificial intelligence worked this way. Of course, this way of directing […]

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OLAP and Hadoop: The 4 Differences You Should Know

OLAP and Hadoop are not the same. OLAP is a technology to perform multi-dimensional analytics like reporting and data mining. It has been around since 1970. Hadoop is a technology to perform massive computation on large data. Around since 2002. They can be used together but there are differences when choosing between using Hadoop/MapReduce data […]

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Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams. One of the key portions of the architecture involved Hadoop and Spark for both data storage and data processing for the delivery of data […]

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Solving a Complex Problem with a Fit-for-Purpose in PV Analytics

Analytics (i.e., using math and other systematic approaches to bring understanding to pharmacovigilance) data can have its own adverse event: a strong sensation of nausea if you haven’t had the opportunity to put into place a sensible, compliant solution that is the right fit for your organization. You can even have an on-demand solution, when […]

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Connect with Perficient at Oracle OpenWorld #OOW19

Perficient is proud to be an exhibitor at Oracle OpenWorld, which is being held September 16-19 in San Francisco. Visit us at booth #401 to connect with subject matter experts and thought leaders and learn how we’ve leveraged our extensive expertise in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI), […]

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HyperIntelligence at the Disney Data & Analytics Conference

The Disney Data & Analytics Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is being held in Orlando, Florida August 20-21, 2019.  This conference introduces attendees to the tools and training needed to integrate advanced decision-making techniques into business processes that center on the experience of customers, clients, and guests. One such tool that you’ll find at […]

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How to Get the Most out of Datorama

You’ve made the commitment to show measurable results from your marketing efforts. You know there’s value in making data-driven decisions. And maybe you’ve heard that Datorama can help. So … now what? We all know that technology can only take things so far. To maximize the value of your marketing ROI measurement, you need a […]

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5 Advantages of Datorama for Marketers

We all know the importance of measuring ROI and making data-driven decisions. The concept is simple. The execution, on the other hand, is easier said than done. The challenge isn’t a shortage of data. As a marketer, you’re likely sitting on a pile of it. But typically, this data lives all over the place, including […]

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Acceptability Equals Mobility

Out of Touch? I was at a doctor’s office a few weeks back.  I thought it was strange that he brought in a laptop and was pulling up patient information from it.  It may not be strange to most, but it was for me.  I have grown used to seeing an in-office standup computer system […]

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Northwell Health Overcomes Self-Service Analytics Challenges

Perficient is excited to share the on-demand recording of our HIMSS 2019 educational session presentation. The session showcases a comprehensive analytics and data strategy solution developed in partnership with Northwell Health. Northwell Health is the 14th largest health system in the U.S. and the largest in New York. The session is now available on-demand below. […]

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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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Barriers to Healthcare Data Standardization

There are numerous obstacles in making healthcare data useful for downstream analysis for decision making. There may be no bigger challenge than taking data that has been captured from disparate healthcare EMR systems and cleansing and normalizing them into something uniform for consumption. This is a result of the way that data is captured in […]

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AI-Powered Search at Coveo Impact 2019

Coveo Impact is where customers and partners come together to share and learn how AI-powered search provides real business value. This year the cognitive search-focused conference will be held in San Francisco May 22-24, 2019. The Coveo Impact 2019 agenda is packed full of educational sessions that focus on how to improve relevance to support […]

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Analytics: Why Power BI Makes a Better Choice than Excel

All the systems in various domains deal with plenty of data every day. Analysis of this data is essential to perform better and obtain the desired results. This is when Data Science and Analytics come into play. Data Analytics is the interpretation of raw data and its representation in meaningful forms such as graphs and […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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Data As Experience: Context Is King

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Customer Role. Context: Why It’s Important You cannot create a great report or insight without first taking into account a user’s context.  Where they are and what they are doing should influence what you create for them.  Remember that […]

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Data as Experience: The Customer Role

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series.  The last post was on the Executive Role. The Customer Many companies tend to overlook customers.  Most salespeople actually provide a range of reports but nine times out of ten, it seems that these are custom built report based on a lot of hoops the […]

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