IBM today announced its deal with Fiat, Chrysler Group and CNH Industrial to manage the IT infrastructure and services.
These three global firms joined hands to source IT services to IBM. Their IT infrastructure, which spans mainframe, midrange and storage in data centers located near Detroit, Michigan, and in St. Louis, Missouri, in the U.S.; Turin and Milan, Italy; and Hortolandia, Brazil.
The IT services deal is expected to support the day-to-day operations and locations, while enabling new opportunities for innovation.
IBM will handle infrastructure management and hosting for the global mail solution servicing more than 150,000 people worldwide.
Fiat and Chrysler have plants in approximately 40 countries and products available in more than 150, while CNH Industrial manufactures in over 20 countries and sells in 190.
“Combining Chrysler and Fiat’s IT infrastructure services into a global capability is a critical step in our journey to building a powerful and agile global operation that supports our company’s growth strategy,” said Scott Sandschafer, CIO, Chrysler Group.
“This agreement, an extension of a decade-long partnership with IBM, will continue to provide the technology innovation, global delivery capabilities and cost effectiveness that is required to optimize and grow our business worldwide,” said Gilberto Ceresa, CIO, Fiat.
“CNH Industrial and the 11 global brands that drive our business have been built on a rich history of technology innovation that dates back more than 170 years,” said Domenico Cipollone, co-CIO of CNH Industrial.