Welcome to Episode 52 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into one or more Innovation Accelerators on the Cloud Wars Horizon. This episode focuses on news emanating from Kyndryl.
00:50 — IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl, today, announces Vital, a formalized co-creation capability aimed at raising the quality of outcomes in complex IT projects. It uses ‘design thinking’
01:45 — In certain cases, the Vital co-creation approach could be an alternative to an RFP process for accurately capturing a sophisticated set of requirements and delivering an architected set of services or technology closely tailored to customer requirements.
02:03 — What Kyndryl calls the Vital “experience” could certainly be a positive step toward strong alignment between business requirements and tech deliverables.
02:22 — Last week, Kyndryl said it expanded an alliance with Elastic under which the two firms will develop and jointly build solutions combining Kyndryl’s data framework and toolkits with Elastic’s enterprise search, observability, and security technology.
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