EDS and GM have announced a four-year agreement for EDS to provide a high-performance, high-security Web hosting environment for GM's quickly expanding business-to-business (B-to-B) and business-to-employee (B-to-E) initiatives worldwide. GM is converting its supply chain entirely to Web-based e-business. The company has more than 30,000 suppliers worldwide. Web technology also is flourishing internally at GM, which operates a highly developed intranet for its more than 388,000 employees around the world.