August 2010

Profit August 2010

Verizon’s Billion-Dollar Story

by Tara Swords, August 2010

In 2005, Verizon launched a new business unit—Verizon Services Operations (VSO)—to centralize operations across all business divisions. Learn how VSO turned to Oracle to create a complete, standardized stack of technology on which to build its entire shared-services infrastructure—a process that has saved the company more than US$1.6 billion since 2006.

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