Press Release: July 21, 2010

General Motors Renews $2 Billion HP Enterprise Services Agreement Supporting Vehicle Design and Production

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP Enterprise Services today announced it has been awarded a multiyear applications and infrastructure services contract valued at more than $2 billion to help General Motors Company maintain focus on its business goals in a highly competitive market.

Under the terms of the agreement, HP will manage GM’s technology infrastructure with a focus on providing an enhanced and continuously improving world-class end-user experience – from manufacturing plants to the boardroom. HP will provide network, workplace, mainframe management, applications and systems integration services for GM’s global operations, including OnStar.

The new agreement covers a significant portion of HP’s existing work with GM. It also renews the contract one year early and extends the two companies’ 25-year relationship.

“GM’s innovative business and in-vehicle technology strategy requires collaborative, cost-effective approaches so we can provide even better service to our customers as we design, build and sell the world’s best cars and trucks,” said Terry Kline, vice president, IT, and chief information officer, GM. “HP has been one of our most long-term, reliable partners with a team that has the expertise and creativity to help us quickly and successfully complete new phases of our business strategy.”

HP will provide applications and infrastructure management services in support of tens of thousands of desktop PCs and mobile devices as well as GM’s manufacturing and supply chain operations. Services include:

  • Providing applications development and management services for product development, manufacturing, business services, supply chain, OnStar and more.
  • Integrating a converged infrastructure and overall technology roadmap that supports GM’s multisupplier technology environment.
  • Providing managed mainframe services for GM’s major business systems, including financial transactions and supply chain.
  • Delivering HP global service desk and site support services in more than 50 countries and languages.
  • Providing total remote network management for data, network security and videoconferencing services.

“The automotive industry is in the midst of a transformation and GM’s technology infrastructure needs to be hitting on all cylinders to take full advantage of the potential market opportunities,” said Tom Iannotti, senior vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Services. “HP has a track record of outstanding service to GM that we will continue to deliver to help GM realize their business objectives.”

HP Agility Alliance partners, including Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers, will provide additional tools, technologies and resources to HP in support of GM.

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