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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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Machine Learning Models Have People Skills

I like seeing patterns across domains. Consider machine learning models and employees. Both models and people can be appraised. What is an employee appraisal? Employee “performance appraisal has three basic functions: (1) to provide adequate feedback to each person on his or her performance; (2) to serve as a basis for modifying or changing behavior […]

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Unlock Curiosity to Empower Your Organization with Domo

What killed the cat? When I was growing up I’d occasionally hear the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” when I’d ask too many questions.  I haven’t heard that phrase in a long time, and I’m pretty sure chasing that mouse into the street is what killed the cat.  But isn’t it strange that there is […]

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You Need Intelligence Infused With Your Business Data

Budget Season Is Just Around The Corner With a peak outside my office window, I see leaves beginning to change.  But that isn’t the only thing that changes this time of year, the focus of your job may be changing too.  Maybe just for a season, but over the next few months some of you […]

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Driving Data

Stuck In Rush Hour A few days ago I was driving home from Atlanta during rush hour and my phone died.  All I could see in front of me were brake lights and red lights.  Not a huge deal, I knew where I wanted to go and I knew how to get there.  But since […]

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User Adoption – There is a Domo App for that

We Don’t Like Change For me, and for a lot of people, when you have to make a change in your daily routine it isn’t welcomed with open arms.  I think it is human nature to find an excuse to get out of making a change, even if that change will help you.  I mean, […]

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Declare Your Independence From Spreadsheets

What is important to you?  That is an important question and your answer(s) to it usually defines how you live your life.  But what about “What is important to you professionally in your career?” Do the answers to that question define how you work, where you work, and what you do with your work?  With […]

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Manage by Exception – Setting up an Alert in Domo

Let’s be honest, we all get them. Some come from our team members, some we even set up ourselves, but after a while, they are ignored and turn to noise. What am I talking about? I’m talking about emailed reports. More specifically routine emailed reports that come because you are afraid to miss out on […]

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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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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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Facial Recognition Enhances Customer Experience

Facial recognition technology is quickly advancing and going beyond the ever-popular security use cases. Now retailers can use it to deliver an omnichannel shopping experience. This is significant considering a 2018 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey of top North American retailers found that 73% of customers expect order tracking across all touch points, but only 7% […]

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Intelligence Everywhere with Perficient and MicroStrategy

Our MicroStrategy practice has been working diligently for 14 years to help customers maximize their business intelligence investments and our efforts are showing. We’ve recently garnered the MicroStrategy 2019 North America Partner of the Year award as well as praise from the platform’s CEO for our expertise and impact on our customers. The Perficient team […]

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Power BI + Azure Data Lake = Velocity & Scale to Your Analytics

Context – Bring data together from various web, cloud and on-premise data sources and rapidly drive insights. The biggest challenge Business Analysts and BI developers have is the need to ingest and process medium to large data sets on a regular basis. They spend the most time gathering the data rather than analyzing the data. […]

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Enterprise Analytics with Perficient, MicroStrategy & Microsoft

MicroStrategy 2019 officially kicked off this week with some major announcements. Several of these offer new and exciting opportunities for enterprises to leverage business intelligence and analytics in truly transformative ways. Kicking things off on Tuesday, Perficient was proud to be named MicroStrategy’s 2019 North America Partner of the Year. The award recognizes our team’s […]

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Power BI: Power up your Analytics and Empower your Teams

Power Up your Analytics with Power BI  Power BI is a hosted BI solution on the Microsoft cloud. Its biggest appeal is the ecosystem it comes with.  Microsoft across its  various releases has created a very intuitive product on a robust platform. Its a one stop shop for all analytics needs. Identifying use cases for […]

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Need BI? Get Trusted Analytics Advice by Experts, for Experts

When it comes to business intelligence, where do the experts go to learn? The answer is Perficient. Since the SIMON app launched, Perficient has been on the road with AllianceBernstein and MicroStrategy sharing how to turn analytics into action. At conferences and private events all around the country, the past few months have been full […]

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Perficient: MicroStrategy’s ’19 North America Partner of the Year

MicroStrategy World 2019 kicks off today in Phoenix with a partner forum this afternoon and a welcome reception tonight. As part of the partner forum, MicroStrategy announced partner award winners based on global regions and specific projects. Perficient is proud to be selected as MicroStrategy’s 2019 North America Partner of the Year. Based on track record […]

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