China's Tongliao City moves to the cloud

eGov Innovation Editors
14 Jun 2013

Tongliao City, located northwest of Beijing in Inner Mongolia, has signed up for IBM software and services to spur the modernization of the city and its traditional industries.

The rollout is aimed at enabling local industries to move to cloud computing and help stimulate economic growth. Tongliao City will use IBM PureSystems as its core cloud platform for this project.

The city has historically been known for its vast grasslands and livestock herds. However, the discovery of abundant natural resources has led to rapid growth and industrial development.

The company aims to create a technology infrastructure that can help transform its traditional agrarian industrial base while also providing the logistics required to deliver the modern eGovernment services demanded by its citizens.

“Through the Smarter Cities project in Tongliao City, we are confident that the livelihood of our citizens can be improved as well,” said Xu Yalin, vice mayor, Tongliao Municipal People’s Government.

Tongliao City’s Smarter Cities project is in line with the China's 12th five-year plan, which includes the promotion of the next-generation IT to drive the city’s economic transformation and industrial upgrading.

To meet Tongliao City’s needs, IBM and business partner Xi’an Future International Information Co. Ltd. developed the ‘Smarter Tongliao City on the Cloud’ solution, which will streamline the information resource structure and construct a city-level cloud computing center.

It will also develop and promote an eGovernment system managed and maintained by the cloud computing center.

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