GM, HP team up on IT transformation, 3,000 employees head over to the automaker

GM and Hewlett-Packard Co

GM and Hewlett-Packard Co. have announced a multi-year project services and software contracts that will boost the Detroit automaker’s ongoing IT transformation efforts. The goal of the collaboration is to “deliver seamless, global services and products throughout the automaker’s operations.”

The agreement will provide GM with 3,000 HP employees already working on GM’s business to transition to the company’s employment rolls.

“These agreements with HP will enable us to accelerate the progress of our IT transformation by delivering increased innovation and speed of delivery to our GM business partners, and reduce the cost of ongoing IT operations,” said GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott. “Transforming our internal IT operations will give us the resources, tools and flexibility we need to provide better services and products to our global GM customers.”

GM said that move is a part of its efforts to move from highly out-sourced to a largely in-sourced business model, changing the mix so more employees are focused on innovation rather than operations.

– By: Omar Rana