Visteon Corp. begins weaning itself off Ford Motor Co.'s computers and onto IBM systems on March 1 in the United States.
IBM and Visteon expect to complete the transition globally by year end. Visteon said Wednesday, Feb. 12, that it struck a 10-year, $2 billion outsourcing deal with IBM to move off Ford's information technology.
As part of the deal, IBM will hire all affected Visteon employees worldwide, says Duffy Gaynor, IBM vice president of strategic outsourcing. But he would not say how many employees are affected in 22 countries.
"We basically become the Visteon IT department," Gaynor says.
Visteon, of Dearborn, Mich., was spun off from Ford in 2000, but the supplier continued to use Ford computer systems.