Perficient Launches 'Cloud First, Business-Driven' Initiative with Webinar on May 5

ST. LOUIS (April 27, 2016) Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will launch the company’s “Cloud First, Business-Driven” initiative with the first in a series of thought leadership-focused webinars on the topic at 1 p.m. Central time on May 5.

Joel Thimsen, a director of cloud and DevOps at Perficient, will host “Accelerating Digital Business in a Cloud-First World” with special guest Gard Little, a research director of cloud services at the market research and analysis firm International Data Corp. (IDC). They will discuss cloud strategies for:

  • Adopting a digital business mindset and customer-centric mantra
  • Achieving business optimization and intelligence goals
  • Overcoming organizational velocity changes
  • Accelerating new strategies and innovation
  • Creating value and increasing profitability

The webinar series targets line-of-business and IT leaders and explores avenues for bringing corporate strategies to life within the cloud. Other topics upcoming in the webinar series include the future of cloud from infrastructure to innovation, a blueprint for moving your business to the cloud, and tapping into the era of intelligent clouds.

Registration for the May 5 webinar is free and available at Upon registering, attendees will receive instructions on how to access the webinar.

“The launch of the ‘Cloud First, Business-Driven’ initiative is a direct reflection of our commitment to cloud as fuel for our clients’ digital transformations,” said Michael Porter, managing principal of Perficient’s Strategic Advisors organization. “Perficient is well-positioned to not only help our clients develop and implement a business-driven cloud strategy, but also to fully support their unique and ongoing digital experience, business optimization, and industry solution needs.”

A leading partner for many of the world’s most innovative cloud platform providers, Perficient often provides direct support and influence on new features and services, and the company’s intelligent sourcing model allows for cost-competitive solutions across cloud platforms. Perficient is also at the forefront of industry thought leadership on digital transformation – a means of modernizing the systems that create, deliver, and sustain meaningful customer experiences.

For more information on Perficient’s cloud expertise, visit For more on Perficient’s Cloud First insights, visit and follow the company’s thought leaders on Twitter @PRFT_Transform.

About Perficient
Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Perficient is an award-winning Premier Level IBM business partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Business Solution Partner, and a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner. For more information, visit

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