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Daimler and Infosys announce strategic partnership to drive automotive sector hybrid cloud-powered innovation & IT infrastructure transformation

prnewswire | December 22, 2020

Daimler and Infosys announce strategic partnership to drive automotive sector hybrid cloud-powered innovation & IT infrastructure transformation
Daimler AG and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), today reported a drawn out essential organization for an innovation driven IT framework change. After the receipt of every administrative endorsement, Daimler AG will change its IT working model and foundation scene across working environment administrations, administration work area, server farm, organizations and SAP Basis along with Infosys. The association will empower the organization to extend its attention on computer programming and to build up a completely versatile on-request advanced IT foundation and whenever anyplace working environment. The coordinated effort will engage Daimler to reinforce its IT abilities, and Infosys, its car mastery.

As programming becomes particular, advanced foundation keeps on assuming a significant job in defragmentation. Daimler will pursue a model that guarantees a powerful IT framework across its plants and areas, and supports combination of its server farms, scaling its IT activities, and carrying advancements to the front. A portion of the critical expectations from this association include:

A savvy crossover cloud, utilizing Infosys Cobalt and driving cloud suppliers, quickening the multi-cloud venture with an emphasis on open source appropriation

A carbon impartial arrangement, by merging and justifying server farms across all districts

Normalized innovation stack by acquiring a biological system of best of breed accomplices

Formation of a best in class Zero Trust network with consistent innovation overhauls

Persona-driven and intellectual, AI fueled whenever anyplace working environment arrangement that enables the end-clients

As a piece of this association, car IT framework specialists based out of Germany, more extensive Europe, the U.S. furthermore, the APAC locale will progress from Daimler AG to Infosys. Infosys is all around set to understand this progress as a specialist having coordinated in excess of 16,000 representatives through different organizations lately with a high acknowledgment, maintenance and fulfillment rate. The exchange will likewise empower Infosys to reinforce and develop its car business, while offering Daimler representatives solid possibilities for long haul profession development and advancement.

"We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support Daimler AG's automotive vision. 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," said Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys.

Talking about the partnership, Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer, 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. 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."

Daimler at a glance

Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and Daimler Mobility divisions, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium cars and one of the world's largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Daimler Mobility offers financing, leasing, fleet management, investments, credit card and insurance brokerage as well as innovative mobility services. The company founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history by inventing the automobile in 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler sees shaping the future of mobility in a safe and sustainable way as both a motivation and obligation. The company's focus therefore remains on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior vehicles that both captivate and inspire. Daimler continues to invest systematically in the development of efficient powertrains – from high-tech combustion engines and hybrid vehicles to all-electric powertrains with battery or fuel cell – with the goal of making locally emission-free driving possible in the long term. The company's efforts are also focused on the intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts. Daimler regards it as its aspiration and obligation to live up to its responsibility to society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly every country of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, the world's most valuable luxury automotive brand (source: Interbrand study, 20 Oct. 2020), and Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, its brand portfolio includes smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses as well as the brands of Daimler Mobility: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial. The company is listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges (ticker symbol DAI). In 2019, the Group 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.

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 46 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With nearly four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

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