The transformation drives improvements to data and application management that are critical to operations of the city and its citizens, such as the treasury, the electronic registry and record management.
Madrid, February 2, 2022 - The Madrid City Council aims to position Madrid as a leader in digital services provided to more than 3 million residents. Following a public tender, the City of Madrid contracted Kyndryl (NYSE:KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, to transform the delivery of its digital services to a hybrid cloud mode and deliver on this ambition.
Faced with the evolving digital demands of citizens and pressure to innovate more quickly, the City of Madrid decided to embrace a hybrid cloud strategy. The city opened the transformation project to public tender a year ago, part of an effort to improve cybersecurity and incorporate better disaster recovery measures into their architecture, ensuring adherence to increasingly complex data protection requirements.
Kyndryl won the tender and began to work with the City of Madrid to develop a hybrid cloud IT architecture through the combination of zCloud technology and a private cloud in distributed environments. The new infrastructure enables faster processing of large volumes of data and enhanced data protection and compliance across essential workloads and applications, such as the treasury, the electronic registry and record management.
As a result, service to citizens is more flexible, resilient, and strengthened with enhanced security that helps to improve how they engage with the City Council, encouraging their participation in the management of the city. Today, through the applications offered by the City Council, citizens can manage their entries and exits by car to the low emission zone, they can reserve a tennis court in a municipal facility, or they can warn that a streetlamp on their street has broken. A quick and accurate response to any of these queries is essential.
The transition to the new hybrid cloud environment was seamlessly executed by Kyndryl with the collaboration of the public employees in charge of the service, with no disruption to the city council’s day to day processes. The infrastructure has been fully migrated to a new data center, complete with a backup center and disaster recovery measures.
"Our goal is to provide the Madrid City Council with a more flexible system for managing its infrastructure resources, while being able to streamline technological changes that will undoubtedly generate added value for the City Council as well as for citizens," said Luis Roca, President of Kyndryl Spain and Portugal.
The project carried out at the Madrid City Council illustrates Kyndryl's expertise in transforming and modernizing different IT environments and moving them to hybrid cloud environments. Through its Core Enterprise and zCloud practice, Kyndryl helps companies optimize their infrastructure investments and plan their future needs with services that address on-demand capacity planning, modernize components, and increase speed and agility.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl’s nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
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PARIS, February 3, 2022 - Manpower, the French employment recruitment and consulting firm, announced the expansion of its collaboration with Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) to support the digital transformation of its infrastructure and applications, including the Manpower.fr website, which has an average of 1,500,000 visitors each month.
Long-standing collaborators, Manpower has relied on Kyndryl professionals for enterprise technology expertise since 2006. Faced with new information technology (IT) challenges, Manpower has turned to Kyndryl to help modernize its infrastructure and adopt a hybrid cloud strategy in order to gain greater business flexibility, security, and service continuity.
To improve security and resiliency, Manpower decided to modernize its IT, which is now hosted on a private cloud architecture of more than 300 distributed servers as well as on a mainframe, secured by a disaster recovery plan. By tapping Kyndryl, the company will start moving part of its mission-critical processes and applications to the public cloud, a transition that allows improvements to security, as well as enhanced administration and management of the web applications via a containerized infrastructure.
This migration allows Manpower to gain agility, accelerate time to market and meet the needs of enterprises to remain competitive, while retaining the loyalty of its customers and temporary workers.
“The long-standing partnership between ManpowerGroup France and Kyndryl has enabled us to carry out profound transformations of our IT together to support our business departments. We have always succeeded in finding a win-win way to collaborate, and we have overcome difficulties and achieved many successes with mutual trust so that each of us brings the best to succeed,” said Alfonso González, CIO ManpowerGroup France & VP Global Innovation & Analytics.
“We are very proud to continue our strong collaboration as we build on the progress achieved together thus far, and we’re excited for the future. This achievement is an illustration of Kyndryl’s commitment to the health and continuous improvement of our customer’s critical systems,” said Philippe Roncati, President of Kyndryl France.
Manpower will benefit from Kyndryl’s multi-service centers located in Spain and Lille, France for the implementation. In addition, the two companies will explore co-creating future offerings for their customers, particularly in digital workplace, talent management and upskilling solutions.
A major player in the employment market for 60 years, Manpower France is a brand of ManpowerGroup France which offers companies flexibility solutions under the Manpower "Référence Intérim" service line and recruitment solutions under the Manpower "Conseil Recrutement" service line.
The "Référence Intérim" service line is made up of a network of 700 agencies, present throughout the country and in all employment areas, run by over 3,000 employees.
The "Recruitment Consulting" service line is made up of a network of 70 recruitment agencies located in the largest cities in France, run by 250 consultants specialized in specific professions and sectors of activity.
Manpower France is ISO 9001:2008 certified and employs nearly 3,800 people, with a turnover of €2.9 billion in 2020.
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Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is one of the world's leading IT infrastructure services companies. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems the world depends on every day. Kyndryl's approximately 90,000 employees serve more than 4,000 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, including 75% of the Fortune 100. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
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