2019 Winner Profile

Whirlpool

Project Description:
As part of a multi-year program to modernize Whirlpool's IT capabilities and implement best-in-class services, Whirlpool migrated its main business applications from legacy mainframes to new, cloud-based systems; all its mainframes are now decommissioned. The company also moved a majority of its other data center assets to multiple cloud hosting providers. So far, a third of the company's global data center-based servers have been decommissioned, another third of its servers have been moved to the cloud, and over 80% of Whirlpool's critical transactions are now cloud-based. Savings from the project have been re-invested into digital initiatives around connected appliances, product quality, customer care and application ecosystem development.
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
CIO:
Michael Heim
CEO:
Marc Bitzer
Headquarters:
Benton Harbor, MI
Industry:
Home appliances
Website:
https://whirlpoolcorp.com
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