IBM announced this week the continued adoption of its smarter computing systems, software and services across China’s private and public sectors.
IBM is working with the China National Bureau of Statistics, Guizhou Provincial Health Department and Guizhou Mobile to help each build more advanced IT environments based on IBM’s optimized system architecture, data and analytics integration and cloud computing capabilities.
Additionally, IBM announced it has been selected by Yi Lian Zhong Information Technology to build a cloud computing platform improving the lives of Chinese citizens through an online portal of social services. YLZ will expand its existing services through system z to seven more Chinese provinces allowing them to construct a citizen livelihood service information network.
This new cloud platform will connect various networks of urban and rural residents, government departments, social service providers, medical institutions, corporate and public organizations and vocational schools. The project is aimed to help meet the government’s 12th five-year-plan focused on developing programs to improve the citizen’s overall well-being.
New kiosks will be installed across selected communities at civic centers, hospitals, banks, and shopping malls. Participants will be able to swipe their social insurance identity cards to access the additional services offered by various government departments. They can also use their ID cards to settle service payments. YLZ and IBM will integrate the data and business application through the cloud of all participating organizations, allowing the residents in the rural areas to access the same services as residents in cities.