IT deals: Serco, SAP, Iteris, Fiserv, Accenture

Serco, SAP, GE Aviation, Iteris, Fiserv, Accenture, Hyland’s OnBase, Microsoft, among others, announced their latest IT deals or technology deployments.
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Serco has won a $53 million order, under the SeaPort-e contract vehicle, to deliver technical and programmatic support at Naval bases around the world.


Spencer’s, a retail chain, has selected key Infor Workforce Management (WFM) applications to improve labor planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance, at its more than 650 Spencer’s locations and over 1,300 Spirit Halloween locations.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud Applications will support MGM Resorts International’s business needs as the entertainment company integrates systems and streamlines operations to drive efficiency and innovation across the enterprise.


Unisys announced its IT deal with Healthscope, Australia and New Zealand healthcare provider, to provide a package of Unisys security solutions, including a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and associated services, to protect critical IT systems used to deliver quality healthcare to patients.

Avaya Holdings

Avaya said organizations such as Datamark, Marine Rescue Technologies and Olitel are using Avaya OneCloud solutions to deliver improved customer experiences.


A US government-led group is working with chipmaker Intel and Cray to develop and build the nation’s fastest computer by 2021 for conducting nuclear weapons and other research, as part of the $500 million contract for the project.


Cognizant announced its work with New York City based health insurance provider EmblemHealth to consolidate all of its applications and operations using Oracle Cloud Applications.


Science Applications International (SAIC) won a $57 million Seaport-e task order to provide engineering support services to the Polymers and Undersea Sensors Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division.


IBM and the National Council of Clerks (NCC) announced the development of blockchain-based commercial court solution devoted to the clerks of commercial courts’ commercial and corporate registry.

The blockchain network will be used from 2019 by the Clerks operating in commercial courts across France and will bring transparency and efficiency through improved management of legal transactions.


SAP said Jindal Stainless has become one of the early organizations to migrate to BW/4HANA. Jindal Stainless can reduce the time for real-time inventory reporting from 30 minutes to a minute by implementing the latest and most efficient data analysis program.

GE Aviation

Copa Airlines has selected GE Aviation’s AirVault Digital Records Management System for its fleet of nearly 100 Boeing 737 and Embraer 190 aircraft. The system enables connectivity between the airline’s maintenance systems, with the capability of capturing the relevant data to connect with MRO’s and lessors.


Iteris announced its AI technology deal with RiceTec, a producer of hybrid rice seed, to support RiceTec’s rice modeling research and development (R&D) operations. RiceTec will utilize ClearAg’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform to develop advanced rice growth models.


Fiserv announced its financial technology deal with Halyk Bank in Kazakhstan to centralise its cash management process to improve operational efficiency.


IT services company Accenture has assisted Metro Madrid to develop and implement a self-learning AI-based ventilation system that minimizes energy costs and emissions and ensures high air quality in metro stations.

Accenture has deployed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system to assist Metro Madrid to cut its energy costs for ventilation by 25 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by 1,800 tons annually.

Hyland’s OnBase

Portage Mutual Insurance of Canada has selected Hyland’s OnBase enterprise information platform as part of its digital transformation strategy. The mutual insurance company will deploy OnBase in tandem with Guidewire ClaimCenter to enhance claims management capabilities.


Business software major SAP announced it crossed 3,000 SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution customers.

More than 250 new clients chose SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central in the fourth quarter of 2018, including Kongsberg Automotive, Yahoo Japan and Mahindra & Mahindra.


Microsoft announced its Cloud deal with Albertsons Companies, a food and drug retailer in the United States.

The retail chain will be betting on cloud solutions including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. Albertsons will be deploying Microsoft Azure as the grocer’s preferred cloud platform to reduce friction in the shopping experience, said Anuj Dhanda, CIO of Albertsons.


Exxon Mobil has selected Microsoft Cloud – in one of the largest Cloud deals — to deploy cloud solutions in the oil producer’s shale operations.

The companies will collect data from Exxon Mobil’s wells and other production assets in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico in 1.6 million acres, and make it immediately accessible to Exxon workers.

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