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Visual Storytelling: Create Meaningful Gifs

Use Gifs to Increase Your Marketing Efforts This post is the second in the Visual Storytelling series. See the first post, How to Design Eye-Catching Graphics. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more valuable could a gif be? Gifs (aka Graphics Interchange Formats) are short, repeated video clips that have modernized […]

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Visual Storytelling: Design Eye-Catching Graphics

Leverage Graphics to Showcase Your Digital Brand In our media-first world, enhancing your content with visuals is critical in connecting with your audience. Using visual media, like graphics, gifs, and infographics help publicize your brand, grow your online following, and even influence whether or not you make the sale. However, with a myriad of creative […]

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How to Ask Good Questions and Why You Should

The value a question holds can often be found in much more than simply the answer. Asking questions is the key to learning and building rapport, especially at Perficient. No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.  — Neil deGrasse Tyson Asking Questions Makes You […]

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The Ultimate List of Professional Conversation Starters

“Excuse me. Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? Enough to break the ice! Hi, I’m [name]. Nice to meet you.” One of the hardest things about conferences (or any networking event) is getting a conversation going with someone — without being awkward about it. More people than you think have anxiety walking […]

Set up Document ID prefix in SharePoint 2013 programmatically

While it is simple to set the prefix of Document ID Service in SharePoint 2013 manually, it’s less straightforward if you are looking to set it up programmatically (but still fairly simple once you know how). If you’ve been wondering how to do this correctly, last week, Perficient’s Peng Zhao wrote a blog post that […]

Getting Started with Power BI, pt. 1

If you are an Office 365 customer, then you have almost certainly heard about — if not seen — Power BI. The cloud-based analytics and collaboration platform from Microsoft has some pretty amazing features, and really extends the Microsoft BI platform not only into the cloud but into a more self-service oriented mode.   However, one […]

How to Clean Up Your Social Networks for Employers

The days of cover letters are coming to an end now that 77% of all recruiters are using social media to search out new talent, with 94% of them turning to LinkedIn. Luckily, you’ve separated your favorite drinking buddies Facebook and Twitter from your angelic persona on LinkedIn. Alas, you’ve successfully created two different identities […]

How to install XI52 Virtual Appliance

How to install XI52 Virtual Appliance

One of the interesting IBM offerings in the suite of middle-ware products are the Datapower XI52 and XC10 virtual appliance. Combining these technologies with a few Openware products and you have the foundation for a nice small scale enterprise environment in which you can experiment and test a variety of configuration solutions. With this idea […]