Infosys announces Aikido enhanced service offerings

MUMBAI: Infosys on Thursday announced three services to help it succeed in its strategy of focusing on renewing existing businesses and move into new areas.

The offerings, together called AiKi-Do, will focus on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge-based IT and Design thinking to help the IT firm’s enterprise clients, the company said in an event on Thursday.

“We will launch 3 new services that will help us achieve new milestones and be a catalyst for the company and our clients,” Vishal Sikka, the first non-founder chief executive of Infosys, said at the event.

The knowledge-based IT service will include developing operating roadmaps and plans to rationalise existing IT initiatives, curation services to help companies consolidate and transition operations and their workforce, among other offerings.

The services will be called Ki, the company said.

The Design Thinking service offering will offer strategic design consulting and the enablement of the future workforce. These services will be called Do, the company said. Both the services will be offered by Infosys Consulting, Sikka said.

The company was already seeing traction in its design thinking service line, he added.

The Artificial Intelligence services will include the Infosys Automation Platform, a Service Automation Platform and the other platforms in Infosys Edge unit. These services will be called Ai, the company said.

In addition, Infosys said it would offer platforms to address the Internet of Things and application programming interface requirements of its clients.

“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 in an enterprise towards its strategic path and priorities,” Sikka said in a statement.

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