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The Power of APIs – MuleSoft’s 2020 Connectivity Benchmark Report

Organizations have caught on to the power of APIs. API strategies mandated by leadership drive the highest rates of productivity and innovation. By leveraging APIs to integrate applications, data, and devices, organizations can take a more agile, flexible approach to digital transformation. Perficient’s partner MuleSoft recently announced its 2020 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the state […]

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Why a Transformation Roadmap is a Necessity

In our previous blog post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization, we looked at what a transformation roadmap typically includes with regard to app modernization. In this blog, we’ll examine the importance of transformation roadmaps, what they include, and the process of creating one. Why is creating a transformation roadmap so important? At its […]

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B2B Digital Transformation: Assessing IT and Technology

Rather than begin a digital transformation journey with technology (as many organizations tend to do), you must begin by setting objectives, evaluating your market, and determining where you fit. Only then can you begin to assess internal capabilities and begin selecting the technology to support new initiatives. IT and Technology New technology deployments require a […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Responding to Greater Disruption

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Director, Victor Wolters, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Undergoing a digital transformation is going to drastically change the technology that businesses utilize. That’s not a secret to businesses. Some don’t realize that this transformation […]

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My Two Favorite IT Interview Questions

I enjoy interviewing information technology candidates. I meet with software developers, business analysts, project managers, and quality assurance analysts who are eager, polite, dressed sharply, ready to impress, and usually a bit nervous. I have a couple goals as an interviewer: I want to sell my own company. I want to let them know that […]

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M&A: Strategic Opportunity for Businesses

I was recently asked to help evaluate an IT department’s readiness for their company’s new strategic direction – the acquisition of multiple companies in a relatively short timeframe. The company’s acquisition strategy, while new for them, was not unusual or unexpected. A recent publication by Deloitte notes that private equity firms expect to increase both […]

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Organizational DevOps – an Enterprise Contradiction

Does your business structure help or hurt your DevOps move? “Organizational DevOps” is the enterprise level action for a DevOps strategy and tactics. There is a natural struggle when moving towards DevOps, but therein is the value. First some context … Process or Project  Operations management is the attempt to run things better – in the current […]

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DevOps/OpsDev: The Name Debate is Over

DevOps was first introduced in 2008 as an extension of proper development, but shortly thereafter, “OpsDev” was on many of our minds. I believe the earliest mention of OpsDev was 2012 [Randy Clark in UK Business Computing World, “DevOps or OpsDev?”]. Please forgive me if you made an earlier mention! Why the Name Debate? There […]

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Marriage of DevOps and ITIL

DevOps is more of a philosophy or way of working than it is a formal framework or standard. Nevertheless, the approach deserves merit, as it goes to the core of tension in most IT organizations—the need to be responsive to business change while maintaining a stable, highly available IT infrastructure, and delivering quality services that […]

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3 Steps to Overcoming Communication Barriers

We often hear the phrase “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” or are told to actively listen. While these are important, often time it’s simply not tactical enough. Too often what we hear is skewed by the filters that we (and our audiences) apply. So how do we ensure what we say […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Support

The first thing any investment company must do in response to the new SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization is evaluate its current state of readiness. Chances are you have started a compliance program. However, we can help you understand your gaps, including areas where you need immediate action and longer-term changes to support the program. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program. Expect challenges in various areas: Data Availability: All required data elements may not be available internally. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Foundational Work

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the foundational work companies should have already completed. By now, you should have a program in place that covers the following work streams: Engage Report Filing […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Deadlines

In our new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. While you can check out the full guide here, the snippet below shares some of deadlines that the new rules present. Form N-PORT If you are a larger entity with net […]

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Investment Company Reporting Modernization Goals & Expectations

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below shares the rules’ objectives and expectations. The SEC wants to improve: The quality of information that funds report to the Commission The Commission’s risk monitoring and oversight, examination, […]

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[Guide] SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization

In an effort to increase transparency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules and amendments, called Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules, which require registered investment companies to modernize their reporting and disclosures. While many investment managers have started their journey towards compliance, others have struggled. The new requirements can be daunting for […]

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Perficient’s Award-Winning Partnership with Salesforce

Take a closer look at Perficient’s award-winning partnership with Salesforce. We have implemented more than 3,000 Salesforce solutions that empower businesses to become more responsive, efficient, and relevant. Whether you’re looking to drive efficiency, insight, reliability, simplicity, scale, or collaboration, we’ll unlock the right Salesforce solution for you. 2016 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award The 2016 […]

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Trend Tuesday: Augmenting Employee Performance with Emerging IT

Employee performance is a challenge for any organization, especially those who continuously invest in technology in hopes of a return. As technology spending reaches $3 billion dollars in 2018, this marks an ever-growing productivity paradox, especially as we hit the end of one of the hottest hiring periods for employers on record. J.P. Gownder of […]

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What is IT Debt and How Much is it Costing You?

What is IT Debt? The term IT debt became a very popular talking point in the selling and marketing of cloud-based solutions after Gartner promoted it in 2010. IT debt refers to the investment a company would have to make to eliminate its IT backlog and bring their current application portfolio up to a fully […]

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Why Cybersecurity is Important to Marketers – Not Just IT

The Responsibility is Shifting When Adobe and Microsoft announced their partnership – and that Microsoft Azure is the preferred platform for hosting Adobe Marketing Cloud – the line between marketing and IT became even more blurred. The crossover between marketing technology and IT is not new, but it is continuing to increase year-on-year with no […]

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