GM Brings "Home" IT Responsibilities

By Emma Koch

Credit: General Motors

GM Brings "Home" IT Responsibilities

May 14, 2013 Updated May 14, 2013 at 10:37 AM EDT

WARREN, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- GM CEO Dan Akerson believes part of the solution to the issues they have had with how they've handled business is by GM bringing home its IT responsibilities.

Akerson presides over the opening of GM’s new Tech Data Center in Warren, Michigan. He believes the automaker had no choice but to consolidate 23 centers that were outsourced and handled 85% of GM’s IT considering the companies didn’t put GM first.

The state-of-the-art $130 million complex will serve as the computing backbone for GM’s vast global operation. Akerson says when the facility is finished it will have one of the most robust software capabilities in the industry with accurate, timely and secure data.

While Warren is currently the home to GM’s only IT center, it won’t be hard to find the other one in Milford soon. Construction of the $258 million project should start this summer and take about a year to complete.

It’s part of the roughly $3.5 billion GM spent in Michigan since 2009 and the $8.5 billion on its North American operations.

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