ST. LOUIS (February 17, 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 that it has received the 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution, given during the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The Beacon Awards, an integral part of IBM’s business partner program, recognize select business partners who deliver exceptional IBM-based solutions that drive business value and transform the way clients and industries do business. This year’s awards honor achievement across two dozen solution areas – including IBM Watson, cloud, and analytics – that help bring clients into the cognitive era. Winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts, and media members. Perficient is a Premier Level IBM business partner.
Perficient’s 2016 award recognizes its Immersion solution, a migration-as-a-service for the IBM Bluemix cloud platform that boosts in-cloud application development efficiency nearly 40 percent over standard migration practices.
“Cloud and digital transformation are part of everyday conversation as companies seek competitive advantages, faster time to market, and improved customer experiences,” said Vishal Rajpal, general manager of Perficient’s IBM Cloud and DevOps Group. “Our proven processes and methodologies help enterprise customers accelerate their journey using private and hybrid-based solutions for new implementations as well as successful migrations of their on-premises workloads. This award is great recognition for the success we’ve experienced in helping our customers and our partners navigate the cloud journey.”
This is Perficient’s second consecutive Beacon Award. In 2015, the company received the Outstanding Information Management Solution for its Health Analytics Gateway, a robust information management framework that streamlines data processing for healthcare organizations. Perficient also was named Worldwide Analytics Business Partner of the Year during IBM Insight in October.
“The IBM Beacon Awards recognize business partners who continually deliver transformative solutions that help clients prepare for the cloud and cognitive era,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We’d like to congratulate Perficient on winning the Beacon Award for Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution and serving as a trusted business advisor to clients with the Immersion solution for IBM Bluemix.”
IBM PartnerWorld is a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification, and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM business partners. For more information, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.
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 delivers 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, and a Platinum Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.
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