InformationWeek Interviews GM CIO Ralph Szygenda on IT Restructuring Impact

Jun 4, 2009

In the wake of the General Motors' bankruptcy filing, InformationWeek interviewed GM chief information officer CIO Ralph Szygenda to learn how restructuring will impact the company's vast information-technology (IT) infrastructure and investments. The interview is posted online in the InformationWeek story, 6 Questions On GM's Bankruptcy For CIO Ralph Szygenda.

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The article, written by InformationWeek editor at large Mary Hayes Weier, notes that "IT investments related to shrinking parts of the company will be slashed. GM's IT outsourcing partners also should expect changes to their contracts with the automaker, with some likely to see their contracts dwindle in size, if they're related to parts of the business that GM is reducing or closing."

GM CIO Szygenda, asked to comment to how the automaker's relationships with outsourcing partners such as Capgemini and Wipro are likely to change, responded: "We continually modify priorities of our outsource partners to meet real-time business changes. Clearly, we will be asking even more of them as we go through present changes. Our contracts have been written to permit adjusting to business-size changes."

To read the full article, please visit 6 Questions On GM's Bankruptcy For CIO Ralph Szygenda.

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