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GM to Bring Most Information Technology Work In-House

July 12, 2012

General Motors Co. (GM:US) plans to bring most of its information technology work in-house, Randy Mott, chief information officer, told reporters.

GM intends to have 90 percent of such work done internally, up from 10 percent currently, Mott said in Detroit. GM will pare its data centers to two from 23.

The automaker plans to hire thousands of people as part of shifting work that has been done by contractors, Mott said. About 1,500 of 10,000 people working on information technology for the company are employees, he said.

Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson wants the Detroit-based automaker to increase its operating margins after a record annual profit of $9.19 billion last year.

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