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Remote Workers and Compensation: Should You Differentiate?

In the age of the Great Resignation, the hunt for good talent is a tall order.  With many competitive and even outrageous offers, it is a challenge not only to grab NEW talent successfully but also manage to keep your current talent happy and navigate the dire inequity you are surely creating internally. When you […]

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Planning For Marketo: The Discovery Process [Part 2 of 2]

Planning For Marketo In Part One of ‘Planning For Marketo: The Discovery Process’, we posed three sets of hard-hitting questions to ask of your organization in order to plan for resource expenditure to hit the ground running with your new Adobe Marketo instance. Whether you’re a member of Marketing, Sales, or IT, planning ahead for […]

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Planning For Marketo: The Discovery Process [Part 1 of 2]

Planning For Marketo Planning for Marketo sounds like an obvious thing to do. However, getting your ducks in a row when setting out to stand up a new Adobe Marketo Engage instance can be daunting. With Marketo being such a powerful platform that can be configured in countless ways for all types of marketing strategies, […]

Fueling the Fitness Craze with Insite eCommerce Platform

Life Fitness initiated a redesign of its B2C digital commerce experience and asked us to assist based on our deep experience with Insite platform implementations. Life Fitness a manufacturer for a wide range of cardio, strength, and group training fitness solutions, sells to consumers and commercial facilities. Together with Insite, Perficient helped Life Fitness not […]

Gartner And IDC Predict Growth In Cloud Spending, Even In Pharma

  Key findings in a new Gartner report showed that cloud computing is likely to grow 16.5% in 2016, reaching $204 billion in spending. According to Sid Nag, director, cloud technologies at Gartner Research, “The market for public cloud services is continuing to demonstrate high rates of growth across all markets and Gartner expects this […]

Big Bang Vs. Modular Implementations

  For as long as I’ve been implementing clinical trial management systems (CTMS) – nearly 20 years, now! – I’ve encountered the “Big Bang” vs. “Modular” debate. When Oracle’s Siebel CTMS first reached the market, the industry was in such dire need of better functionality that the companies implementing CTMS included every requirement under the […]

21 CFR Part 11 Decoded: Implementation

In the first post in this 21 CFR Part 11 Subpart A “mini-series,” we decoded Section 11.1 – Scope. It’s time to grab your decoder rings again while we take a look at the next Section, 11.2 – Implementation. In the table below, the actual language from each regulation is on the left, and my […]

How Many Environments Do You REALLY Need?

A couple of weeks ago, a client of ours discovered a problem in the production (PROD) environment of one of their clinical systems. In the initial system implementation, they had opted for a single environment (without a sandbox, development, training, test, or validation environment), so they found themselves with no separate environment in which to […]

A Turnkey CTMS Built With You In Mind

How many comprehensive IT solutions, and more specifically those that relate to the clinical trials space, have the ability to be implemented on-premises or hosted in the cloud, in just a matter of weeks? Not many. When it comes to clinical trial management systems (CTMS), there are even fewer. ASCEND, an Oracle Siebel CTMS accelerator, […]

Mirroring your Google Search Appliance

GSA Mirroring, or GSA^n, is simply the ability to link two or more appliances together so that they share the same configuration and search index. This article is an introduction to this powerful technique that should be in every search administrator’s toolkit. The most common reason for mirroring is high availability. A mirror appliance can […]

Staffing a successful Google Search Appliance implementation

Congratulations, you have either purchased or are interested in purchasing the Google Search Appliance.  You will soon be able to search until your heart is content.  Your friends will be jealous. Now might be a good time to think about the staff required to deploy and maintain your cool new toy investment. The Google Search Appliance, being […]

Don’t Let Your BI Strategy Atrophy

I have been with a number of companies that have completed a BI Strategy, but have not followed and implemented the strategy.   Generally, we have seen two overarching reasons for this.  Either the strategy was allowed to atrophy OR there was something fundamentally wrong with the BI Strategy in the first place. I will focus […]