Increasing Innovation through Outsourcing

By Stan Gibson  |  Posted 2008-04-10 Email

Two years into its "Multisourcing" strategy, which divides its IT outsourcing needs among many firms, General Motors is declaring success, according to GM CIO Ralph Szygenda. In this exclusive interview with Stan Gibson and eWeek's Eric Lundquist, Szgenda explains that since moving away from EDS GM has produced cost savings that have been able to be invested back into increasing innovation at the automaker.

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Stan Gibson is Executive Editor of eWEEK. In addition to taking part in Ziff Davis eSeminars and taking charge of special editorial projects, his columns and editorials appear regularly in both the print and online editions of eWEEK. He is chairman of eWEEK's Editorial Board, which received the 1999 Jesse H. Neal Award of the American Business Press. In ten years at eWEEK, Gibson has served eWEEK (formerly PC Week) as Executive Editor/eBiz Strategies, Deputy News Editor, Networking Editor, Assignment Editor and Department Editor. His Webcast program, 'Take Down,' appeared on He has appeared on many radio and television programs including TechTV, CNBC, PBS, WBZ-Boston, WEVD New York and New England Cable News. Gibson has appeared as keynoter at many conferences, including CAMP Expo, Society for Information Management, and the Technology Managers Forum. A 19-year veteran covering information technology, he was previously News Editor at Communications Week and was Software Editor and Systems Editor at Computerworld.

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