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Collaboration vs Communication

I recently read a very short article on CMO.com regarding “Collaboration vs Communication and Why It Matters.” The article makes some good points but could expound on the topic overall. Let me give you my take on this. We see a lot of companies today attempting to redo their intranet, development processes, etc. Almost without […]

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Is There a Place for “Headless CMS” in Digital Transformation?

The term “Headless CMS” has come up in the past year and it has started to generate some buzz in the industry.  “Headless CMS” is basically a concept and not a product or technology. But it has potential to help in our digital transformation efforts by making content delivery and marketing more flexible. Traditionally, content management […]

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Is There a Place for "Headless CMS" in Digital Transformation?

The term “Headless CMS” has come up in the past year and it has started to generate some buzz in the industry.  “Headless CMS” is basically a concept and not a product or technology. But it has potential to help in our digital transformation efforts by making content delivery and marketing more flexible. Traditionally, content management […]

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Engage With Patients And Physicians Through Sitecore

  Let’s face it: The web is one of the most powerful tools available to life sciences companies for connecting with patients and physicians. The more empowered patients become to act as their own advocate, the more they search the web for information. The busier physicians become, the less time they have for pharmaceutical reps, […]

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How to Implement Lighter Weight Portals, Part 3: Knockout Portlet

In this series, I’m showing how Portals don’t have to be heavyweight.  In Part 1, I wrote about how to make the infrastructure lighter by using cloud or IBM’s Pure System.  In Part 2, I introduced the concept of using IBM’s Web Content Manager system to build very simple portlets. Now in this final installment, […]

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How to Implement Lighter Weight Portals, Part 2: Portlets

In part 1 of this series, How to Implement Lighter Weight Portals, I wrote about the infrastructure and installation aspects of Portals. To make the tasks of managing and installing portals, I recommended cloud solutions and for IBM, their PureApplication system both in the cloud and on-premise. In Part 2, I turn my attention to […]

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Migrating Web Content Using Kapow (Part 3)

I’ve blogged about this before with Candace’s Part 1 and Part 2. She just published Part 3 in the series.  Here she focuses on what to do once you’ve extracted and transformed the content.  In other words, getting that web content into the target system. In this case it’s Sitecore, a popular .NET based WCM. […]

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Option to Migrate Web Content Sites

It’s a never-ending request for anyone who does web content management project……. how do you get the content from your old site to your new site.  At first, we did it all by hand. Then we tried a couple vendors who wrote connectors to pull content from source CMS’.  Neither worked all that well for […]

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Save $$$, increase efficiency: Use Config Wizard in WPS v8.5

If you are anything like me – you have probably ignored the Configuration Wizard capability in WebSphere Portal since it was first introduced in v6.x. It was a feature with much promise … yet it was pretty much unusable in most real-world installation scenarios. Over the years IBM made great strides to simplify base WebSphere Portal […]

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WebSphere Portal v8.5 First Look: Install

IBM announced the release of IBM Digital Experience Suite 8.5 on earlier this month. Today, I had the chance to download the software images from and I am writing this as I install WebSphere Portal v8.5 Extend edition on Windows 7 OS. I went ahead with the Extend edition because I wanted to get a hold of all the […]

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Marketecting the enterprise?

At the Association of Enterprise Architecture Summit in Austin, Texas last week, John Zachman was the speaker of honor. For those unfamiliar with his work he is the leading proponent of Enterprise Architecture, and I don’t mean that in the marketing sense where all companies are the leading in “blah blah blah”. As a career […]

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What’s coming in WebSphere Portal and WCM

Rob Will, Chief Architect at IBM, presented the future vision for Portal and WCM today.   He started out talking about how the concept of customer experience has been evolving over the past few years.  A core shift has been to enable non-technical users to do more and more with less reliance on IT. A slight […]

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What's coming in WebSphere Portal and WCM

Rob Will, Chief Architect at IBM, presented the future vision for Portal and WCM today.   He started out talking about how the concept of customer experience has been evolving over the past few years.  A core shift has been to enable non-technical users to do more and more with less reliance on IT. A slight […]

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Digital Asset Management in IBM Customer Experience Suite

In May of this year, I blogged about IBM’s then up-coming Digital Asset Management integration with MediaBeacon.  IBM  started shipping that product on June 18, 2013 via electronic distribution and July 12 via CD.  You can see the official announcement letter for details. Here is a demo of MediaBeacon working directly with IBM Web Content […]

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Cloud Suites for the C-Suite

IBM announced yesterday their Cloud Suites for the C-Suite.  CRN also ran an article on it where they dive into the implications of it rather than the detail of “more than 100 offerings in the Cloud” that IBM delivers.  I like the following quotes: While CIOs and IT managers are often making cloud technology decisions, […]

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Digital Asset Management in IBM Digital Experience

I mentioned in a previous blog how IBM is integrating Digital Asset Management (DAM) into WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management. At the IBM Exceptional Web Conference, IBM’s Stephan Hepper is demoing this integration. The DAM is actually the MediaBeacon product and IBM and MediaiBeacon have created seamless integration between the products. By combining both […]

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Sitecore a Strong Performer in WCM according to Forrester

Forrester Research recently released the “The Forrester WaveTM: Web Content Management For Digital Customer Experierence, Q2 2013”, which is a report where they evaluated 10 of the “most significant” WCM providers.  Forrester evaluated the providers in their current offerings, strategy and market presence.  The paper is specifically geared towards developers; however it is not so […]

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Keep Your WCM Project On Track – Mobile First

Even highly experienced teams who adopt Mobile First practices can still “fall off the wagon”. In a recent post, I discussed 5 Things Project Managers Can Learn From Their First WCM Project. This post expands on one of those topics in more detail: the importance of Mobile First and Responsive Design. Your project is more likely to […]

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A Webinar for Digital Marketers on Increasing Website Relevancy

Update: Please note the date of the webinar has changed!  Updated information is below. On April 18th, 2013 Erin Moloney, Perficient’s own Director of Digital and Social Media Marketing will be presenting a webinar about how Perficient increased our own site traffic nearly 150% by redesigning our site and building it on top of the […]

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Non-Sitecore Posts about Sitecore Topics

One of the great things about working for Perficient is being surrounded by a great deal of very experienced, knowledgeable and motivated technologists – many of whom are working in a completely different technology than I am working.  Another reason is that a good deal of these co-workers are not only willing to be open […]

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