China Telecom Co.,Ltd and IBM announced a partnership to accelerate mobile enterprise adoption for Chinese organizations. Joint clients will benefit from the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS to build, integrate and secure made-for-business enterprise apps which will be hosted on China Telecom’s cloud. The partnership builds upon China Telecom and IBM’s work to help businesses implement secure, cost-effective and scalable cloud-based applications.
Together, IBM and China Telecom will empower organizations, from traditional enterprises to start-ups, to benefit from native mobile solutions with greater security and flexibility. By taking advantage of mobile and cloud computing technology, businesses will gain the speed and scalability to confidently increase mobile adoption across the enterprise, resulting in improved employee productivity, customer engagement and business growth.
As the biggest IDC/cloud computing service provider in China, China Telecom hosts more than 70% of the domestic internet content and services. Its computing capability has reached millions of nuclear physics with the storage power at the level of EB and the exit bandwidth over 10Tb. China Telecom is deploying nation-wide assets consisting of “8 (regions) + 2 (ultra-large data centers) + x (edge nodes),” which back up each other. The nodes are interconnected via high-speed networks, to provide more reliable services that address customer requirements such as cloud IT infrastructure construction, application migration and disaster recovery.
"China Telecom and IBM will jointly promote the mobile transformation of Chinese enterprises." said Mr. Gao Tongqing, Executive Vice President of China Telecom Co., Ltd: "With the rapid development of mobile internet and the popularity of intelligent terminals, Chinese businesses and industries are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. How to use innovative technologies to create new customer experiences, how to implement the secure, cost-effective and scalable cloud-based applications and drive enterprises’ mobile transformation has become an important topic for us. In the future, both parties will continue to accelerate innovation when collaborating with various partners, so as to jointly promote the internet transformation of Chinese enterprises."
The IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS provides a tailored version of the IBM MobileFirst Platform that offers an enterprise-class cloud solution for securely building, integrating, deploying and managing sophisticated native apps for iOS. It also enables enterprises to benefit from cloud-based management and security capabilities for mobile devices, applications, content and transactions. Apps built using the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS can be easily customized for any organization and securely deployed, managed and upgraded through China Telecom’s cloud platform.
"China Telecom and IBM will provide cutting edge mobile solutions for enterprises and start-ups across China. IBM’s capabilities in IT consulting, deep industry expertise and enterprise apps provide an opportunity to fully unlock the value of the mobile enterprise that will transform industries and professions." said Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President of IBM.