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5 Technology Quotes to Motivate You Through a Monday

How To Make it Through a Monday Some people love Mondays and some people hate them. If you love Mondays, more power to you. Embrace the week with a fresh perspective, smile, and share your favorite tips to crush your work week in the comments below. If you hate Mondays, you might consider a strategy […]

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Data Ethics – The Profound Impacts of New Technology

Data ethics and security have been around a long time – as long as data. Constantly evolving. But, continued tech advancement has made a profound impact. So, data security and data ethics is more important than ever. 1. Magnified Relevance Tech has enabled an exponential increase of data. We know this. The more data, the […]

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Perficient’s Amazon Connect Team – Mike Nolan

As a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, Perficient combines cloud expertise with the power of AWS to enable quick access to innovative technologies. This allows our clients to spend more time on their core business competencies and less time worrying about the technology behind it. A product within the Amazon Web Services […]

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The Secret Guide to Working With a Recruiter

How to Best Work With a Recruiter As a job applicant, navigating the interview process from first call to first day can be a daunting and, let’s be honest, tiring process. There’s a ton of research to do (but where should you focus your research?), people to meet (but what are their personalities like?), and […]

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Perficient Team Invades Las Vegas for Microsoft Inspire 2019

Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference takes place this week in sunny (and super-hot) Las Vegas. Inspire offers partners an opportunity to hear about the latest Microsoft innovations, explore new ecosystem alliances and further develop existing partnerships. Most importantly, Inspire enables our team to discover new and innovative ways to help our clients transform their business […]

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3 Key Benefits of Integrating Azure Bots with Back-end Systems

In this previous blog post, we discussed 3 ways you can leverage the Microsoft Azure Bot Framework and Bot Service to provide employees within your organization an improved self-service experience. Today, we’ll discuss how these tools provide an integrated environment that seamlessly connects your existing knowledge bases and back-end platforms to your end users – […]

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Top Reasons to Consider Self-Service Azure Bots

By now, if your organization has had conversations about digital transformation, chances are they have included discussions around artificial intelligence such as bots. If not, it may be time to jump start that dialogue. As virtual assistants that can help perform simple, repetitive tasks, such as making a reservation or addressing customer queries or issues, […]

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MicroStrategy Announces Release of HyperIntelligence Analytics

In a whirlwind of activity that included an executive networking lunch and live webcast, Q&A chat hosted by CMO Marge Breya and a ceremonial ringing of the Nasdaq opening bell, MicroStrategy officially unveiled MicroStrategy 2019 on Monday. Touted as the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for HyperIntelligence, transformational mobility and federated analytics, MicroStrategy 2019 promises […]

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Consider Maturity, Limitations, and Appropriateness of New Tech

Digital transformation initiatives should also consider the maturity, limitations, and appropriateness of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics technologies. Again, look to other industries for insight. If you believe the automotive pundits, fully autonomous, driverless cars are only months away. Google and Tesla told us they would have fully autonomous cars by 2018; GM planned […]

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Newest Microsoft Technology Center Opens in St. Louis

When you think of digital transformation, do you have a future vision? Or are you trying to solve a pain point that only a major transformation will fix? Maybe it’s a combination of both. If you’re in our headquarters hometown of St. Louis, we’ve got great news for you. Yesterday marked the opening of 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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3 Steps to Overcoming Communication Barriers

We often hear the phrase “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” or are told to actively listen. While these are important, often time it’s simply not tactical enough. Too often what we hear is skewed by the filters that we (and our audiences) apply. So how do we ensure what we say […]

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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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Spurring Growth Initiatives Through Tax Reform in Insurance

Recent months have seen many discussions and questions about tax reform and its impact on the industry as a whole. The introduction of lower corporate tax rates in the U.S. has created a jubilant atmosphere, as the rates are generally expected to boost earnings and investments for many insurers. Companies including Aflac, MetLife, Travelers, and […]

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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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It’s More Than Technology in the Car Rental Industry

Although investing in technology plays a big role in digital transformation, transforming or growing a car rental company isn’t just about the deployment and modernization of front- and back-end systems. Transformation initiatives also require the development, implementation, and execution of strategies and programs capable of delivering operational efficiency, reducing expenses, and increasing revenue. For example, […]

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