Jan 2019 - Market Note - Doc # EMEA44781419
Vodafone and IBM Launch New Venture to Co-Create for Digital Innovation
By: Neil Ward-DuttonVice President, AI and DX European Research Practices, Carla ArendSenior Program Director, European Software, Gabriele RobertiResearch Manager, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis, James EibischResearch Director, EMEA Telecoms and Networking, Francesca CiarlettaResearch Analyst, European Services
This IDC Market Note provides commentary and analysis of the new venture between Vodafone Business and IBM, announced on January 17, 2019, and is based on an in-depth briefing from executives from Vodafone Business and IBM driving the venture.
"The new venture between Vodafone Business and IBM represents significant efforts from both companies to develop and market a joint digital platform proposition for innovative new services, based around a core of IBM's multicloud capabilities, combined with Vodafone Business' enterprise connectivity capabilities," says Neil Ward-Dutton, vice president, European DX and AI Research Practices. "The venture addresses the 'full stack' of real-world multicloud concerns with a powerful combination of capabilities that help customers take advantage of multicloud strategies across all layers of their organizations. Giving customers choice through open standards and systems will, therefore, be key."