Infosys wins major IT transformation deal from Daimler AG

Automobile major Daimler AG has selected Infosys for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.
daimler-and-automobile-technologyDaimler AG, which sold 3.3 million vehicles and generated revenue of €172.7 billion and EBIT of €4.3 billion in 2019, 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 with India-based Infosys will 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. The collaboration will empower Daimler to strengthen its IT capabilities, and Infosys, its automotive expertise.

Daimler, which had a workforce of around 298,700 employees, will work towards a model that ensures a robust IT infrastructure across its plants and regions, and supports consolidation of its data centers, scaling its IT operations, and bringing innovations to the fore.

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 Zero Trust network with seamless technology upgrades

# Persona-driven and cognitive, AI powered anytime-anywhere workplace solution that empowers the end-users

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 AG to Infosys. The IT services provider did not mention the number of employees who will be shifting to Infosys.

Infosys has integrated more than 16,000 employees through other partnerships in recent years with a high acceptance, retention and satisfaction rate. The transfer will also enable Infosys to bolster and grow its automotive business, while offering Daimler employees strong prospects for long-term career growth and development.

“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,” said Salil Parekh, chief executive officer of Infosys.

Jan Brecht, chief information officer of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, said, “Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big. Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernization.”