General Motors (NYSE:GM) unveiled a brand-new $130 million "enterprise data center" in Michigan this week. That may not sound like a big deal, but it's one key part of a massive change in the way GM does business -- one that could result in better cars and bigger profits.

In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear explains the big story behind this new data center -- and why it's a huge step into the future for GM.

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