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CRM, It’s Not Really A CRM Project Anymore

Lately, I’ve worked on a number of CRM projects for clients.  One theme sticks out more than anything else.  It’s that a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project is not really a CRM project.  Instead, they are the following: Marketing Data Integration Knowledge Management In many cases, the budget for a CRM project has more funds […]

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Perficient Named Among Top Insights Service Providers

Accessing data insights in a timely manner can be challenging for many organizations. Engaging an insights service provider can help you keep up with quickly evolving technologies and tools. These providers are able to offer end-to-end engagements that connect the dots between data, insights, and execution and accelerate time-to-value. This is an area in which […]

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3 Problems That Data and Analytics Can Help Solve in Healthcare

I’m often asked how data and analytics can help to solve key industry problems in healthcare. With that in mind, three key industry issues rise to the top of the list. 1. Cost of Care Delivery The cost of care delivery is at the center of the problems facing the healthcare Industry. Healthcare spending accounts […]

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Join Us at MicroStrategy World 2020

MicroStrategy World 2020 is about a month away, happening February 4-6 in Orlando, FL. Sunny, warm weather and the latest MicroStrategy releases will make for an awesome and exciting, education-packed week. Perficient is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the event this year.  Our experts look forward to meeting you in the expo hall […]

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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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Creating a Data Flow Diagram

A data flow diagram (DFD) documents the path data takes throughout your process/system. It is important to document and keep accurate and updated. Part of the value of such a diagram is that it shows where data is crossing a trust boundary. For example, user input (low trust) from a web site crosses a boundary […]

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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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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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Time Travel With Your Data – No Flux Capacitor Required

Have you ever said something like “I wish I could go back when…” maybe it was to re-live an awesome vacation or some funny event.  But, if you work with data you’ve probably said that same thing, but not for nearly as pleasant circumstances.  Maybe you’ve said it because the data you’ve been importing since […]

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Top Considerations for Moving Your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

The blog “5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud” outlined the advantages of running your data warehouse in the cloud. In this blog, we look at the high-level considerations for migrating your data warehouse to the cloud. Building the Business Case for Migrating Your Data Warehouse Many companies facing expensive on-premises product […]

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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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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Data Security

The following is the first blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. Gone are the days of healthcare organizations wondering if they need to utilize the cloud. They must now decide how to best utilize it. Business and tech leaders report that increasing cloud usage is one of their […]

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5 Digital Transformation Interests for IT Service Providers

Gartner predicts a whopping 70% growth in artificial intelligence (AI), while niche vendors such as KenSci and viz.ai are shaking industries with their industry specific intelligence. In addition, software vendors such as Informatica and Microsoft are heavily investing in putting pervasive AI in their own technologies to efficiently use their software for better augmented intelligence […]

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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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Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX

Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities. Application modernization enables you to optimize data, accelerate business innovation, and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Part three of this series explores how application modernization allows you to deliver exceptional […]

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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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Data Architecture and Design Thinking

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is a very important strategy as people are thinking of designing their modern data platforms. Design is often a complex task, so I recommend applying strong design thinking to simple goals as you lead your data architecture teams. I have stood before many architecture review […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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