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Forrester Predicts Cloud Market Shifts in 2020

Forrester has released its anticipated yearly predictions for cloud computing, giving businesses something to consider as they enter 2020. Cloud has seen many shifts in recent years, going from a place to collaborate, to somewhere to store personal information and then software, and finally to what it is today – a collection of tools that […]

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The Overall Benefits of Cloud Adoption

The following is the tenth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In this series, we have highlighted the major benefits the cloud brings, including in areas such as innovation, security, and disaster recovery, among others. In this blog, we’re going to summarize those […]

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Reach Your Market at the Speed of Cloud

The following is the fourth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. So far in this series, we have examined the state of cloud and how cloud enables innovation, including a case study. In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of cloud that […]

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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Connect Data Silos

The following is the third blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. In this series so far, we have looked at how the cloud brings robust data security and the cost savings and efficiencies that the cloud delivers for healthcare organizations. In this blog, we’ll examine at one of […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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Understanding Cloud Models: Build or Buy

Cloud platforms and applications that are built on these platforms are proliferating across all enterprises. The year 2019 will see a similar trend where cloud consumption is anticipated to grow significantly, driving new digital businesses. Cloud provides the fundamental Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer for your applications. Scale, speed, security, and resiliency are some […]

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Replace Your Legacy API Gateway

According to Gartner, “It is impossible to provide the platform for any digital strategy and run an effective API program to benefit from the API economy, without full life cycle API management.” Digital platforms such as mobility and IoT require businesses to establish an API platform strategy that supports new computing models such as hybrid […]

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Innovation Predicted to Drive Cloud Usage in 2019

Enterprises will move beyond cheap fixes and instead seek innovative app services in order to modernize their businesses in 2019, according to Forrester’s “Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing” report. Forrester believes that 2019 is the year that the cloud comes to the forefront for enterprises. Many companies look set to decide that now is the time […]

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EPM Automate’s Capabilities Are Expanding

Oracle continues to update EPM Automate on a regular basis. Today, we’re going to take a look at what some of recent updates have to offer Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud customers.   What is EPM Automate? Before we touch on the latest enhancements, let’s explain EPM Automate’s purpose. EPM Automate is a command line […]

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Rhode Island Brings Sales Tax Law into 21st Century

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Variable in all states, sales tax laws can appear mercurial at times. Washington state’s on-again, off-again taxes on candy and bottled water, for example, could make a person’s head spin. Yet tax laws can also seem horribly rooted in the past, as is often the […]

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Key Takeaways About Compliant IT Systems In The Cloud

This is the final post in our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant IT systems in the cloud. In this post, we’ll go over the key takeaways from the series and then we’ll send you on your way! Regardless of how much control you have over your IT systems, if you are using them for regulatory purposes, […]

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Tips And Best Practices For Compliance In The Cloud

As we’ve learned in the previous posts in this series, having a thoughtful, thorough cloud vendor qualification process and intelligent SLAs in your cloud vendor contracts will help you maximize the value of the cloud while maintaining regulatory compliance. In addition, here are some tips and best practices to help you knock it out of […]

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How To Use Contracts For Regulatory Compliance Of Cloud Systems

In my previous post in this series, we discussed how to qualify cloud vendors. Once that process is complete, the second step to maintaining compliance is to document your specific regulatory requirements in a contract with the cloud vendor, usually in the form of service-level agreements (SLAs). In this blog post, I include a range […]

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How To Qualify Cloud Vendors

We recently completed a 21 CFR Part 11 gap analysis engagement for a client that was largely using SaaS applications, but had no cloud vendor qualification process in place. They had just been allowing each business unit to select the applications that met its user requirements, accept whatever validation documentation the cloud vendor supplied (if […]

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Who Is Responsible For The Compliance Of Cloud Systems?

Any time you take advantage of a cloud service – infrastructure, platform, or software – for a regulated purpose, you are ultimately responsible for its regulatory compliance, not the cloud vendor. This is critical for you to remember. So, how can you ensure regulatory compliance of a software system you did not build, you do […]

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Cloud-Hosted Terminology: Types Of Systems

As we continue our series on maintaining regulatory-compliant cloud systems, let’s touch on a few key terms. Below are explanations of the primary cloud-hosted offerings available in the market. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) When you purchase a software system and opt to have a vendor host it for you instead of installing it on servers you own, […]

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Refresher: Which IT Systems Are Regulated

If your company makes drugs, medical devices, or biologics (vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic proteins), it is regulated. If your company is regulated, then every IT system you use to design, develop, conduct trials, manufacture, package, label, store, distribute, install, or service your products is also […]

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Maintaining Regulatory-Compliant Cloud Solutions

The benefits of cloud hosting – including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – are very clear: less upfront capital, faster implementations, scalability and elasticity, and no need for individual companies to maintain physical space, hardware, and/or technical staff for support. But there are also several risks to consider, including physical and technical security, […]

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Value of Business Rules Engine with APIs

Why Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)? Digital transformation is center of strategy for many organizations. Every organization has unique challenges to implement their digitalization given their existing IT platforms, Legacy systems, cloud adoption.  APIs (Application programming interfaces) provides way for many to integrate, connect & innovate old-new IT platforms, and capture data from various sources. Nowadays, […]

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Low-code + API Management Platforms = Success

We are currently experiencing a technology revolution that is impacting the workplace. The battle for organizations to survive is being awarded to those who are able to respond to changing market conditions with speed, agility, and better innovation. In today’s demanding competitive landscape, this cannot be accomplished with traditional software application development. Cloud first applications […]

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