Posts Tagged ‘Product Development’

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Taking a Product Development Approach with Sitecore to Maximize Business Impact

As a consultant for over 20 years, I am very familiar with projects. Projects have a scope. They have a schedule. They have a budget. When it comes to Sitecore, it is very tempting to use projects to do everything: A project to stand up the platform. A project to build a site. A project […]

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Get Unstuck When You’re Not the Creative Type

So, you’re not the creative type? I have good news! In 4 Harmful Innovation Myths, I explain that creativity isn’t what most people think it is. In this post, I’ll show you how to use simple lateral thinking tools to break your mental block and get fresh ideas flowing again. Intentionality can force important things […]

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4 Harmful Innovation Myths

Creating a culture of innovation is a fragile effort. It needs to be nurtured and encouraged. If your work culture doesn’t allow for creativity, your organization’s big ideas might pop like a broken lightbulb!

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Amazon Connect, Contact Centers, and the Five Pillars of Effective Customer Engagement

We are excited to announce that Perficient and AWS are partnering to offer an insight-filled, interactive workshop on Amazon Connect on May 25th at noon CDT – register here. This virtual workshop will help transform your thinking around designing contact centers that engage customers through the Five Pillars of Effective Customer Engagement: Customer Support, Analytics, […]

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Define Initial Requirements: Accessibility in the Product Development Lifecycle Part 2 of 4

Read Part 1 of this series here: Plan to be Accessible by Design: Accessibility in the Product Development Lifecycle. Forward-thinking product teams will plan for and implement inclusive user experiences at the start of the design process to achieve better outcomes. More commonly known as Shift Left, this method advocates ‘baking in’ inclusive user experience […]

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Plan to be Accessible by Design: Accessibility in the Product Development Lifecycle Part 1 of 4

Accessible Product Development Starts with Shift Left Using a Shift Left method to improve product development outcomes isn’t new or novel. Shift Left has been adopted for decades to lower software development refactoring time and costs and streamline time to market by testing software earlier in the design process and not just before it ships. […]

Amazon Connect integration with Dynamics Channel Integration Framework

Businesses today empower their agents by minimizing the number of separate applications they need and providing them with relevant customer information at their fingertips. One of the most common ways to achieve this is through integrating telephony systems with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. In this blog post, I’ll cover the integration between Amazon Connect […]

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Approachable Machine Learning – AWS AutoGluon & Data Prediction

Many companies have been pouring efforts into automated machine learning (AutoML).  It automates many best practices and is an abstraction to make machine learning easier to approach for developers with no prior experience.  Open-sourced by the AWS, “AutoGluon” is one of these AutoML libraries.  AutoGluon is faster, more robust, and much more accurate than many other public […]

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AWS Cost Analysis Comparing Lambda, EC2, Fargate

  Choosing the appropriate compute is challenging when we have many good options from AWS.  Our clients are often excited about only paying for the milliseconds of usage rather than paying for idle cloud resources.  Let’s explore what this looks like with Lambda’s pricing model and compare it to other popular compute choices.  Let’s see some examples of how good Lambda is at saving money when the workload […]

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Build Faster with the App Accelerator

A few years ago, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, stated: “Every company is now a software company.” The line between the product you offer and the software that supports it has thinned, and in some industries, the software is the primary competitive advantage. Like it or not, the software is a critical part of your […]

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Blazor, Are You Ready?

Introduction Building SPA’s I have been involved in several web application projects implemented as a single-page application (SPA) with a REST API interface to the backend in recent years. In all of these cases, the SPA was built with React and the Flux/Redux design pattern. Since my background is heavily .NET and Azure-centric, the API […]

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Transitioning your Infrastructure to Architecture as Code

At Perficient we are passionate about encouraging engineers as generalists and exemplifying unparalleled productivity by modernizing common engineering pain points. We’re also big believers in flexible teams and finding unique solutions that allow a group of creative individuals to take on projects of all types and sizes with high efficiency. The Cloud Development Kit (CDK) and Fargate are new services from AWS that […]

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