Mott, CIO of HP before taking the GM job, is doing for the automaker, in part, what he did at the computer firm.
During Mott's tenure at HP, the company cut the number of worldwide data centers from 85 to six, and also consolidated applications.
When asked if more HP employees would be offered jobs at GM, Mott indicated that the agreement specifically called for 3,000 transfers. .
The number of HP employees working on the GM account under the outsourcing contract wasn't disclosed. Nefkens did note that HP employees can be working on multiple accounts at any one time.
Mott said the GM IT department is seeking skillsets that cover "all aspects" of application development for its broad range of products, Web, database administration, application development of multitude of kinds, from sales and marketing to manufacturing, and project management.
GM has also been hiring employees for a series of IT innovation centers, including 500 in the Austin, Texas, and up to 1,500 in Warren, Mich.
The company has said that it may hire as many as 10,000 IT workers in a three-to-five year period as insources operations.
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