In a case of outsourced becoming insourced, 3,000 Hewlett-Packard employees who are devoted to General Motors IT issues will be swapping workplaces, moving to GM and becoming GM employees in order to work on IT issues.
The General wants to increase its speed of innovation and believes it can do that by hiring 10,000 IT workers and doing 80-percent more of its own IT work instead of using outside companies.

The plan calls for using HP software to accelerate the completion of tasks and delivery, which will save money. The new font of funds will be used to boost resources that aid innovation, and to open "innovation centers" in several states that will dedicate themselves to finding the next big things.

The first round of 3,000 employees should be integrated within six months, the ultimate goal of bringing 90 percent of company IT work in-house is expected to take five years.


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      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need more employees to enhance OnStar's data mining and spying capabilities.
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Big Squid
        Says a guy using computer to post comments no a website. IRONIC and MORONIC
      bsetrader1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who is GM trying to fool? GM's investments aside from this jingoistic smokescreen indicate they are betting on Mexico and China. I hope Americans see that GM is short the US car market and are hitching the company's fortunes on cheap Mexican labor in this hemisphere and Chinese car buyers.
      chambo622
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know how many employees GM has in total, but that seems like an awfully high number to have working solely on IT
        The Angry Intern
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chambo622
        According to their website, GM has 202,000 employees.
        ernie.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chambo622
        I think as cars become more and more 'digital' you'll see more IT workers flock to manufacturers. There'll never be more mechanical engineers, though.
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      David H
      • 2 Years Ago
      This type of conversion is not uncommon in IT, but the scale is what causes me a double-take. My guess is that there will be some kind of "payoff"by GM in the form of a substantial IT infrastructure upgrade - HP Servers, Storage devices, etc., well beyond the HP software mentioned - to compensate for HP's human resource loss. Of interest is that by taking these new employees in-house, GM will now be responsible for their benefits, as opposed to HP. With the pending Obama care, it is my guess that HP was happy to reduce their workforce by 3000, while at the same time, maintaining a solid footing in GMs IT infrastructure.
        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @David H
        HP has a HUGE cloud services network geared more towards corporate use instead of the typical consumer cloud. I would imagine that played a big part in this with GM's assets all over the Globe.
      ragtopdodge
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh wait, didn't GM....I recall a lot of haters here wished they be liquidated, per Mitt Romney. Glad they're hiring Americans.
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      • 2 Years Ago
      Randy Mott (GM CIO) got canned from HP. Is this his way of getting revenge at HP?
      Ammo_1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't think it was mentioned before, but GM recently did the same thing with IBM IT staff that was supporting them.
      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I heard about this today. They actually purchased one of Dell Computer's buildings in Austin, and are supposed to hire 3000? IT folks. The rumor continues that they are standing outside of Dell asking employees if they want to come work for GM. I believe GM outsourced their IT services through EDS before.
        foamypirate
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LifeLongCarGuy
        That rumor is patently false. I work for Dell in Austin, and used to work in the building that was sold off. I now work in the building next door. No one has asked me or anyone I know that works in the building to come work for GM.
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