Infosys on Tuesday said it has formed a long-term partnership with Daimler AG for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.
After the receipt of all regulatory approvals, Daimler AG will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data centre, networks and SAP Basis together with Infosys, a statement said.
"As a part of this partnership, automotive IT infrastructure experts based out of Germany, wider Europe, the US and the APAC region will transition from Daimler AG to Infosys," it added.
The companies, however, did not disclose the number of people who will transition as part of the deal.
"Infosys is well placed to realise this transition as an expert having integrated more than 16,000 employees through other partnerships in recent years with a high acceptance, retention and satisfaction rate," it said.
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, the statement added.
Infosys chief executive officer Salil Parekh said the companies 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," he added.
The partnership will enable Daimler AG to deepen its focus on software engineering and to establish a fully scalable on-demand digital IT infrastructure and anytime-anywhere workplace, the statement said.
The collaboration will empower Daimler to strengthen its IT capabilities, and Infosys, its automotive expertise, it added.
Daimler will work towards a model that ensures a robust IT infrastructure across its plants and regions, and supports consolidation of its data centres, scaling its IT operations, and bringing innovations to the fore.
Jan Brecht, chief information officer at Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, said Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernisation.
"We need to think about 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," he added.
With this partnership, Daimler also strengthens its overall technology investment and partnership strategy, he said.
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