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GM gets techy with HP

Automaker signs project and software contracts with HP to accelerate IT transformation.


October 18, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

DETROIT and PALO ALTO, Ca—General Motors (GM) is hoping a new multi-year project services and software contract with Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) will accelerate its ongoing IT transformation efforts.

The agreements provide GM with a cost-neutral solution in which 3,000 HP employees already working on GM’s business will transition to the automaker’s employment rolls.

GM made headlines recently after it announced it would move from a highly outsourced to a mostly insourced business model so more employees are focused on innovation rather than operations. The automaker will open IT innovation centers in Austin, Texas, and Warren, Mich., with the locations of two more centers yet to be announced.

GM will use HP’s IT Performance Suite, Enterprise Security Suite, Vertica and Autonomy Software, to accelerate the transformation of applications development, support, and high-performance operations computing capabilities.

Financial details of the deal have not been released.