IBM has clinched a deal to provide Tongliao, China, with cloud computing software and services as part of the Inner Mongolian city’s information technology infrastructure modernization plan.
The municipal government will implement IBM’s PureSystems core platform, networking and other information technologies in its system upgrades so that it can support eGovernment services for its citizens, IBM said Monday.
IBM will take on the project under the city’s Smarter Cities initiative in collaboration with Xi’an Future International Information Co. Ltd, a local systems integrator and software developer.
The project aims to promote local industries and develop emerging technologies such as high-performance computing and mobile communications, Vice Mayor Xu Yalin said.
“Through the Smarter Cities project in Tongliao City, we are confident that the livelihood of our citizens can be improved as well,” he added.