Daimler will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis together with Infosys. The partnership would enable the company to deepen its focus on software engineering and to establish a fully scalable on-demand digital IT infrastructure and anytime-anywhere workplace.
As a part of this partnership, automotive IT infrastructure experts based out of Germany, wider Europe, the U.S. and the APAC region will transition from Daimler to Infosys. Infosys integrated more than 16,000 employees through other partnerships in recent years. The transfer will also enable Infosys to bolster and grow its automotive business.
Daimler will work towards a model that ensures a “robust” IT infrastructure across its plants and regions. It supports consolidation of its data centers, scaling its IT operations, and bringing innovations to the fore.
“Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big. Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernization,” said Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz. “We need to think infrastructure beyond the size of our company. With Infosys we found a partner to scale, to innovate and to speed up. Moreover, this is a strategic partnership for Daimler’s IT capabilities and Infosys’ automotive expertise. Infosys wants to grow with us in the automotive industry, which gives career opportunities for our employees. With this partnership, Daimler also strengthens its overall technology investment and partnership strategy.”
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Some of the key deliverables from this partnership include:
- A smart hybrid cloud, leveraging Infosys Cobalt and leading cloud providers, accelerating the multi-cloud journey with a focus on open source adoption
- A carbon neutral solution, by consolidating and rationalizing data centers across all regions
- Standardized technology stack by bringing in an ecosystem of “best of breed” partners
- Creation of a state of the art Zero Trust network with seamless technology upgrades
- Persona-driven and cognitive, AI powered anytime-anywhere workplace solution that empowers the end-users
“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support Daimler AG’s automotive vision,” said Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys. “As we embark on this journey, we will bring together capabilities, ecosystems and a hybrid cloud infrastructure that will shape new experiences for Daimler AG and the industry at large. Infosys has deep expertise in helping our clients across the globe navigate their digital journeys, and as part of this strategic partnership, we look forward to setting a new standard for the automotive industry.”
In 2019, Daimler had a workforce of around 298,700 and sold 3.3 million vehicles. Group revenues amounted to €172.7 billion and Group EBIT to €4.3 billion. Infosys enables clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation.