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Serco Reduces Risk with Its Controls Platform and Creates Value with a Quick £250,000 Win

This article explores Serco Group’s journey toward a robust governance, risk, and compliance platform with the full Security Weaver suite. Serco, a global outsourcer and service provider, needed tighter controls as its SAP user base grew from 6,000 to 50,000 users in just a few short years after implementing SAP ERP.


Bhopal Municipal Corporation
A City Unified: Bhopal Turns to SAP Software to Automate Public Services

This article explores the Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s journey toward complete automation of its full scope of municipal services. BMC, partnering with Deloitte, implemented SAP for Public Sector solutions to achieve full visibility into its citizens account histories, as well as offer all of its services online.


Nik Pottala
Continental Resources Breaks New Analytical Ground

This story explores Continental Resources, Inc.’s enterprise data warehousing journey, from its SAP ERP and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) implementation to an upgrade to the latest SAP NetWeaver BW enhancement package and parallel migration to SAP HANA.


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by Oliver Halter and Frank Rinaldi

In this recurring column in insiderPROFILES, specialists at PwC explore the ways in which companies are driving business innovation by leveraging new technology, with a spotlight on finance, security, and data management. In this third part of the series, PwC’s Oliver Halter and Frank Rinaldi look at how big data is leading to a fundamental shift in how businesses create value, causing organizations to trade IT complexity in favor of agility to focus on data exploration, predictive analytics, and real-time decision making.


Bringing Unauthorized IT Use Out of the Shadows

In this interview, Frost & Sullivan’s Lynda Stadtmueller uses some recent survey data to shed light on the prevalence of shadow IT in the enterprise today. She also offers sound advice on how to minimize the negative impacts of shadow IT.