ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 13, 2002 - Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies, announced today that it has been retained to develop and deliver a series of technical courses and seminars for the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT), the not-for-profit organization within Washington University in St. Louis that serves as the education center for IT leaders in the region. Under the terms of the contract, Perficient will develop and deliver for CAIT courses around such leading platforms and technologies as IBMs WebSphere*, Java*, WebSphere Portal, and Web Services.
Perficients partnership with CAIT is a natural extension of Perficient University, the companys highly regarded employee training program, which combines online eLearning, classroom curriculum, and on-the-job mentoring as a core component of the business solutions it delivers to customers.
CAIT helps our consortium of major corporations in St. Louis align the resources required to meet the challenges posed by technology, and its integration into industry and government, says Bob Thomas, director of training services, CAIT. To address those needs, CAIT forms partnerships with content providers like Perficient, where the expertise enhances the Centers capabilities.
Washingtons CAIT program is widely renowned for delivering cutting-edge continuing education to leading St. Louis firms, says Andy Sweet, chief technology officer, Perficient. Their philosophy of delivering practical training focused on real-world IT challenges aligns perfectly with the goals of Perficient University. We are delighted to be working with CAIT to help achieve their mission.
CAIT (Center for the Application of Information Technology) is a not-for-profit organization within Washington University in St. Louis that serves as the center for IT leaders in the St. Louis region. CAIT offers a series of member events and a full schedule of curriculum-based courses and certifications to help organizations make continuous advancements in productivity and enhance the region’s competitiveness as a world-class IT community. For more information about CAIT, please visit http://www.cait.wustl.edu/.
Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to the Global 3000 and the architect of the Enabled Enterprise, a solutions approach that helps clients acquire and strengthen customer relationships, reduce costs and empower employees. The winner of the 2002 VARBusiness Technology Leadership Award and a member of the 2002 VARBusiness Fast 50 (a list of the 50 fastest-growing solutions providers), Perficient has more than 150 full time professionals working in five Solutions Centers throughout the Central US and Canada. Perficients partner network encompasses the worlds leading software and service vendors including IBM, Gauss, Digex, Stellent, Vignette, ATG, Autonomy, ScreamingMedia, Microsoft, Oracle, webMethods, Sun Microsystems and Tibco. For more information, please visit http://www.perficient.com.
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