[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

General Motors and HP have inked new multi-year project services and software contracts.  These agreements provide GM a cost-neutral solution in which 3,000 HP employees already working on GM’s business will transition to the auto company’s employment rolls.

GM is moving from a highly out-sourced to a largely in-sourced business model, changing the mix so more employees are focused on innovation rather than operations. As part of this, GM has announced new IT innovation centers in Austin, Texas, and Warren, Mich., with the locations of two more centers yet to be announced.

Mike Nefkens  (Acting Global Enterprise Services leader, HP): GM is an automotive icon and HP values the strategic partnership we have had for more than two decades.

GM has also purchased HP’s IT Performance Suite, Enterprise Security Suite, Vertica and Autonomy Software.