Posts Tagged ‘Strategic Planning’

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 […]

Marketing Efforts Falling Short of Your Goals? Why?

A great mission, smart leadership, a viable market, and great products or services – these are all essential pieces of the puzzle that must be in place to create a successful business. But there’s a key piece of the puzzle that you may be missing. To build your business, you also need a big-picture plan […]

Return on Transformation

What’s the biggest issue preventing your organization from starting a digital transformation program? Last week, my colleague Michael Porter and I hosted a webinar in which we posed that question to our audience. From choices like attaining funding, securing executive buy-in, staffing the right team and others, we learned that demonstrating return on investment (ROI) was their top challenge. Not surprising, considering the time and […]

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, […]

Simplify Development = Embrace Patterns

I’m a BIG believer in two things: a) work smarter, not harder; 2) keep things simple — avoid complexity. Complex leads to complicated, complicated leads to misunderstanding, misunderstanding leads to chaos. Nonetheless, my guidelines seem easy enough, right? Well, good news then, they are simple and easy to apply in just about anything we face day […]

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If your organization is currently running IBM Cognos Software version 8.0-8.4 these versions will soon be retired and no longer maintained by IBM.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 […]

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 […]

The Joy of End-of-Year Financial Reporting & A Merry New Year

Social Commentator, Will Rogers famously stated, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” The once predictable & stable world of business has transformed into an unpredictable jungle that’s no place for the complacent finance organization. Our new normal environment requires finance to maneuver obstacles on an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perficient Gold Sponsor of IBM Information On-Demand Conference 2012

IBM’s IOD conference has become one of those annual traditions that marks a milestone in the year for our IBM partnership. Maybe it’s because of the time of year or just the amount of effort that goes into the conference by both Perficient and IBM, but each year we’re reminded introspectively of just how much […]

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