Country's second-largest software services firm Infosys on Thursday announced new services - Aikido - that will focus on design thinking, platforms and knowledge-based IT as part of its efforts to return to industry-leading growth numbers.
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 in a dynamic business environment, and creating a culture of innovation in their organisations.
Announcing new services at the Infosys town hall here, CEO and MD Vishal Sikka said, "... three steps forward Ki, Do and Ai; each of these by themselves help enterprises along a great new path, each of these helps bring together and tie together a lot of Infosys services we offer to clients today and together the three of these become even more powerful than the three individually by themselves."
He added, "In case you haven't noticed, the three add up to Aikido, which is an East Asian martial art with its deep rooted origin in Kerala. Aikido is all about transforming, converting, and leveraging the chaotic energy of an opponent into a great focused direction."
"When we look at the chaotic energy that is inside an enterprise and is in the middle of a transformation we believe that the principal of Aikido - of taking that chaotic energy and turning it into a focused precision - is something that can help us move enterprises forward," he added.
The first of these services is "Ki" which is a large scale modular service to help renew enterprise landscapes.
Services in this space will include knowledge-based IT strategy, which will involve KBIT assessments, knowledge curation services focused on helping enterprises consolidate and transition business, operations and workforce, among others.