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Azure Subscription Transfer from Tenant to Tenant

The Checklist One of the benefits of today’s cloud-based world is portability. The ability to easily move full application environments around in the cloud can be both positive and negative. This portability can create a “casual” attitude about events such as moving full “production” environments around. This casual attitude can lead to modern day catastrophes […]

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Things to Consider in a Cloud Readiness Assessment

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. It has been amazing to see how many clients have jumped straight from cloud mandate to cloud implementation. A very small, technical organization with a very limited separation of duties might be able to take this approach. However, this […]

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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 Named Among Top App Modernization Providers

With more businesses seeking cloud capabilities, app modernization and migration capabilities are crucial in utilizing existing software and data to digitally transform. Many businesses seek a partner to enhance their digital efforts that they may not have in their existing staff. This is an area in which Perficient focuses, helping clients optimize processes and get […]

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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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Cloud Migration Considerations in Healthcare

In my previous blogs I discussed a variety of non-traditional technology delivery methods including outsourcing and utilization of cloud-based service offerings. My last blog focused on the cloud and that, while healthcare is historically slower than most industries to implement newer technical trends, cloud services in one form or another are used by most providers […]

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From OBIEE or OBIA to OAC: The Fundamentals at #C18LV

Oracle Cloud BI solutions have been available for a few years now and have evolved significantly over the past couple years. If you have been using OBIEE or OBIA (Oracle BI Applications), you are in a pretty good position to start migrating to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). The reason: OAC relies on a similar underlying […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

“CIOs expect to shift 21% of their company’s applications to a public cloud this year, and 46% by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.” Intro Recently, I attended a webinar on “Cloud Migration”. It was a joint presentation by folks from AWS and Chef. It touched on two key areas – “migration to […]

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Discovering AWS Data Migration Service

Pete – “This year we have the budget to replace our existing data replication technology.” Harry – “Good to hear. Have you evaluated any tools or services?” Pete – “I recently attended an Amazon Web Services (AWS) seminar hosted by our cloud services team. They showcased many managed and core compute services. Harry – You […]

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Discovering Cloud Migration with AWS

While cloud computing is an accepted strategy for most organizations, many have still not made the move due to the sheer number of applications and data that require migration. Additionally, there are more tools than ever that make the migration process possible, creating additional difficulties for platform selection. One of the leading cloud migration platforms […]

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Perficient Named in Gartner Market Guide for Migration Services

Research firm Gartner recently issued its Market Guide for Implementation and Migration Services — Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Skype Services. This guide is intended to help organizations select vendors to assist with complex migrations to Office 365 while decreasing risk. According to Gartner’s research, 86% of respondents said that they already have moved or […]

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How to Make the Move to the Cloud – Part 2

In Part 1 of How to Make the Move to the Cloud, I covered the first three of five steps to ensure a successful move to the cloud. Having assessed your current application footprint, secured both business and leadership sponsors and developed a migration plan, it’s time to engage with your implementation team and execute […]

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How to Make the Move to the Cloud – Part 1

Making the move to the cloud is not a small undertaking and it’s advisable that you plan ahead. Talk to your peers, research what other companies are doing, attend key conferences and read as much as you can on the topic. If you haven’t had a chance to read some of my earlier blog posts […]

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4 Tips for a Successful Cloud Plan

It’s no surprise that to be successful at anything, you simply have to start. While this is easier said than done especially for large enterprise organizations, the goal of simply moving forward is sometimes enough for innovation. Cloud adoption fits this example perfectly. For many leaders, the journey into the cloud is confusing, while others slide […]

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RECAP: 3 Takeaways from the Hybrid Cloud Innovation Forum

Several weeks ago, Perficient and IBM got together in Pittsburgh for the Hybrid Cloud Innovation Forum. Featuring our own Joel Thimsen, attendees experienced a lively discussion around the benefits of hybrid cloud for innovative organizations. Many attendees also learned about IBM Bluemix and it’s open source capabilities for enabling organizational innovation. Here are our top […]

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You Don’t Mow Your Own Lawn. Why Manage Your Own Intranet?

Living in Atlanta, GA, I know a little bit of something about heat and humidity. When the pollen count is up and the temperature is registering 95°F in the shade, the last thing I want to be doing is mowing the grass. This wasn’t always the case; as a teenager, I earned spending money and later gas […]

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Break the SharePoint Upgrade Cycle

Is it just me or does it seem like we’ve done this before? I began working with SharePoint with the release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, lovingly (or not so lovingly) referred to as MOSS ’07, then came SharePoint Server 2010, and 2013, and now we’re at SharePoint 2016 and all feeling a little […]

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Why Azure Should Be Part of Your Business Optimization Strategy

Business optimization is all about making investments that will reduce costs while driving efficiency and productivity, and the cloud is a big part of that, because it enables organizations to move quickly and achieve more, while spending less. 42% of IT decision makers planned to increase spending on cloud computing this year, according to Computerworld. […]

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BI Cloud Migration: A Streamlined Approach

For many professionals, the move from test to production can bring more than a few challenges. You might have a fully functional system on the Test instance, but migrating everything to Production requires a reliable process. Mazen Manasseh takes us through the essential steps for a successful business intelligence cloud service migration. BI Cloud Service […]

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