Infosys takes to Japanese martial arts — Aikido. Well, not literally.
Vishal Sikka, CEO of the country’s second-largest software services exporter, Infosys, on Thursday announced three enhanced service offerings in design thinking, platforms, and knowledge-based IT under the combined name of Aikido (Ai-Ki-Do).
Sikka during a town-hall meeting said these services are aimed at helping clients address three key aspects of their business — a non-disruptive renewal and simplification of their existing landscapes, introduction of new offerings and business models, and creating a culture of innovation.
“Ai, Ki and Do combine into Aikido, the east Asian martial arts, and just as Aikido aims to understand the forces, and redirect these it into a fundamental strength. Our Ai, Ki and Do services will help combine the knowledge and energy towards its strategic path and priorities,” Sikka said.
The first of these services is ‘Ki’ or ‘knowledge-based management’ and evolution of landscapes, which captures the knowledge within an organisation. ‘Do’, which includes service offering on design thinking and design-led initiatives that will provide Infosys the framework for finding, understanding and defining the problems that are most important to clients. The third ‘Ai’ refers to platforms as a service to build intelligent solutions to emerging business problems.
The ‘Ki’ and ‘Do’ services will be offered by Infosys Consulting.
“This is an important step to further accelerate the execution of our strategy to renew existing services and move into entirely new areas, as well as to tie together our existing service lines to the strategic priorities of our clients,” the company said in a statement.
In addition, Infosys plans to offer platforms to address the Internet of Things (IoT) and Application Programming Interface (API) requirements of its clients.