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Vodafone and IBM Launch New Venture to Co-Create for Digital Innovation

Vodafone and IBM Launch New Venture to Co-Create for Digital Innovation

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."

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Executive Snapshot
In This Market Note
IDC's Point of View
Multicloud Strategies Need Multilayered Capabilities
Telcos Must Partner; This Venture Fits the Blueprint
Garage is the Way to Go
Openness, Choice, Quality, and Simplicity will be Key to the Venture's Success
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