Posts Tagged ‘smarter planet’

Keeping up with the Fixes

A huge number of my projects are platform upgrades, and every time I ask my customers why they haven’t applied a single published fix for any of the products involved since the system was built (sometimes upwards of 7 years ago). They usually reply with a variation on the old trope, “If it ain’t broke, […]

Mobile-Big Data-Predictive Analytics-Social Media & the US Open

So what do all of these technology solutions have to do with the US Open? Behind the scenes, IBM has helped run the show since 1990. A recent online article shows how IBM is using these tools to flow information far beyond match scores. Handheld devices used courtside feed multiple data points such as ball […]

Cognos Version 8-8.4 No Longer Supported! Now What?

Effective September 30th If your organization is currently running IBM Cognos Software version 8.0-8.4 these versions will soon be retired and no longer maintained by IBM. This means your production issues and bug fixes will no longer be supported for these following versions: Cognos Business Intelligence V8.4.1 Cognos Data Manager V8.4.1 Cognos Business Intelligence Analysis […]

Attention Shoppers, Blue Light Specials, and Big Data

Remember the days when you’d hear that on the in-stores announcement? “Attention Shoppers! For the next hour K-Mart is now offering a blue light special – half off all summer beach wear.” Those announcement where a form of on-site marketing offers made only to the stores patrons shopping at the time. The offers were made […]

Innovation Born of Uncertain Times

Great innovations often are molded and born in times of uncertainty.  As economies the world over adjust to new realities, there are opportunities for companies to lead and change the game. A recent article in Forbes details some ways to take the lead.  At the core of enabling this change are social capabilities and the […]

Perficient & IBM Help the Men’s Wearhouse with Smarter Commerce

Perficient recently partnered with The Men’s Wearhouse, a leading men’s dress apparel retailer in the United States, to evolve their e-commerce strategy. The Men’s Wearhouse had long been a brick and mortar store, but recognized its customers’ growing use of digital channels during the shopping experience. To improve their competitive and customer experience, the retailer […]

Adding Emptoris & TeaLeaf to The Holistic Commerce Suite

As IBM’s Premier Partner delivering Smarter Commerce solutions Perficient knows how to create a seamless and unified omni-channel commerce experience that leverages commerce, social and mobile technologies to provide the operational excellence needed to deliver a consistent brand experience that deepens your client relationships. Perficient is one of a very small delivery partner that are […]

Business Insight Requires Vision and Analytics

Perficient’s award-wining IBM Business Analytics practice is a Gold sponsor of Vision 2013. During the conference our subject matter and industry experts will be on-hand to discuss how Perficient helps our clients leverage accurate, timely and integrated information to transform information into actionable intelligence that provides insight, drives planning and improves performance. Our experience with […]

Perficient “Gets Bold” at IBM Connect 2013

Visit Perficient at IBM Connect 2013. You can download the eBook “Get Bold”, and learn how the enterprise is responding to consumer expectations for engagement via social channels. Perficient partners with organizations to help navigate the social landscape, and design and implement the right technologies, whether it is CMS, portals or e-commerce solutions, to foster social […]

Free-Hadoop for Dummies An IBM Platform Computing guide

Hadoop for Dummies is now available! This free eBook is packed with everything you need to know about Hadoop analytics, this handy guide provides you with a solid understanding of the critical big data concepts and trends, and suggests ways for you to revolutionize your business operations through the implementation of cost-effective, high performance Hadoop […]

Big Data’s Challenges

Just returning from IBM’s Information On-Demand 2012 conference in Vegas last week, where there were just as many new questions created as ones that were answered. Among the usual Vegas question like; What happened to my money and Where am I, were some new ones. Most common was; What is Big Data? So it appears […]

IBM Information Management – faster than the Information Superhighway

Information management (IM) is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. This may involve the key stakeholders owning and using that information. Management means the organization of and control over the planning, structure and organization, controlling, processing, evaluating and reporting […]

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