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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Bob Vanek

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share their unique insights on […]

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Steep Learning Curves: The Opportunity to Grow in Business

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. As I look back at my career and how I got where I am today, there is a consistent theme – learning. Way […]

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So Many Hours: The Effect of Overworking in the Business World

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. When I worked on the ambulance, 24 hour shifts were the most common. A standard rotation on our “modified Kelly” shift averaged out […]

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The Business World Wants You to Make a Decision

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. The world of medicine, especially EMS, is one of ambiguity, intuition, and making decisions based on incomplete and ambiguous information. In my own […]

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Check Your Ego: Adapting to the Business World

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Working as a paramedic, it is easy for your ego to grow to an unhealthy size. The job is one in which you […]

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The Importance of Data Lineage in Data Governance

Data lineage is the capture of the flow of data from the source through intermediary systems and data transformations to a final destination or consumer. Having good data lineage provides a means to confirm that data used by consumers is from trusted, authoritative sources with adequate controls in place to govern the hand-offs between systems. […]

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Driving the Billboard: Appearances Matter in Leadership

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. There isn’t much I miss from my time in EMS. I did a lot, saw a lot, and my addiction to adrenaline has […]

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Why Aren’t Any Business Intelligence Apps Using Graph Data

Business intelligence isn’t always about the facts. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a place for dashboards and BI reports. Making business decisions without them is unimaginable so we all appreciate SQL based business intelligence systems with star schemas that point to meaningful fact values. One of the many lessons learned from the […]

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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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5 Ways to Transition from Purchasing to Procurement

Perficient’s supply chain team works daily with large companies to define P2P processes related to development and maintenance of large asset intensive infrastructures (e.g. Communications, O&G, Energy). Speed to production and continuous operation are critical in these industries and the value of the Procurement Organization is often overlooked. Procurement doesn’t have to be the necessary […]

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7 Ways My 3 Year Old Improves My Relationships at Work

My wife and I met in college, married after 4 years, waited 13 years before having children, and we now have 2 daughters.   We have a 3-year-old (Maggie) and 18-month-old (Addie).  I knew that I would continue to grow as a parent, but had no idea the impact kids would have on my professional development […]

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Q2 is Here! Use a Simple Approach to Achieve Your Strategic Goals

We are heading toward the end of Q1. Organizations have finalized budgets and have set their strategic direction. Do you feel like you have the right operating model in place for your team to meet company objectives? Do you have your priorities sorted out? What does success look like? Stepping back and taking a simple […]

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What’s Your (Sustainment) Plan?

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, components in any Change Management endeavor is what we at Perficient call the “Sustainment Phase.” It’s the fourth phase (of four) of our Change Management methodology, and it’s all about ensuring that whatever change we’re implementing is just that – sustained – over the long haul. Few […]

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Transformation Initiatives Are Critical in Telecom and Cable

While innovation thrives and the “regulatory environment seems favorable to consolidation,” according to John Legeras, CEO of T-Mobile, obstacles persist. Through transformational initiatives, companies must remain diligent in setting and meeting their business and enterprise priorities so they remain competitive. Minimizing operating expenses through better cost-management activities, investing in new technologies, and redesigning processes will […]

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Customer Experience in Telecom and Cable Is the Key to Growth

While operational efficiency is critical when it comes to running a lean and profitable business, it is closely intertwined with the customer experience. For example, better processes along with front- and back-end systems can lead to faster and more effective customer service. It can also lead to better and faster delivery of products and services. […]

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Driving Operational Efficiency in Telecom and Cable

At the end of the day, a streamlined business can witness tremendous cost and time savings, not to mention deliver better experiences for customers and employees. Most, if not all, leaders in the communications space have ongoing initiatives for optimizing their business, whether it’s the implementation of sophisticated software and technology, or process reengineering to […]

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Digitalization Will Help Telecom, Cable, and Satellite Win Big

As it stands, the outlook for broadcast, cable, and telecommunications providers looks very bright. In a Q3 2017 earnings call, John J. Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of AT&T, said: “We continue to track well against our full-year guidance, and we continue to invest for the growth of our business and […]

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Comcast and the Industry’s Desire to Be Most Relevant

A look at how one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers came to be shows just how far the communications (i.e., cable, satellite, telecommunications) sector has come. After all, the rich histories and legacies of many companies have made the industry what it is today. Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of […]

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[Guide] 2018 Cable, Satellite and Telecom Industries Outlook

Using the insights we’ve gleaned from conversations with clients, perspectives from industry executives, and statistics from market research reports, we have prepared a guide that describes the current state of the communications sector. Use it as a barometer to measure the impact of your own activities and initiatives. How do you compare to your peers? […]

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Discovering DevOps Metrics that Matter

You sold organizational leadership on DevOps. You transitioned your employees into the DevOps model and now they are collaborating like never before. Now your organization is innovating like never before and going to market at a faster rate than the competition. While you may think that the buck stops here, you are still far from […]

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