IBM to power Smarter Citizens Cloud in China with System z


IBM announced that it has been selected by Yi Lian Zhong
Information Technology (YLZ), a provider of information services in China, to
build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in
China via an online portal for a variety of social services.  


With an IBM
System z mainframe running Linux as the foundation, YLZ will expand its
existing services available in Fujian Province to seven more Chinese provinces.
This will allow them to construct a citizen livelihood service information
network covering a population of 300 million.


YLZ selected System z for its reliability, security and
cost effectiveness. The mainframe’s ability to scale easily will help YLZ
manage the unpredictable nature of transaction peaks and valleys without
incurring additional costs.  


IBM and YLZ’s 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


The new cloud services platform will enable the sharing
of public resources and information while supporting service integration,
improving government efficiency and ensuring effective administration of
citizen services.


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, which are already
connected to banks, 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.


IBM recently announced that WinHire
Technologies, provider of a video-based social networking solution for virtual
recruitment, has
selected the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise solution to roll out their
next generation business model leveraging social media. Making a choice over
Amazon, Win Hire preferred the IBM solution as it allowed them to access a
secure enterprise class shared private cloud computing infrastructure to drive
higher efficiency, manage costs and increase speed-to-market.


WinHire aims to be the market leader by leveraging
technology to improve the recruitment process as well as minimize recruiting
risks and reduce costs. Through the innovative use of social media, WinHire
will provide a platform for virtual interaction between job-seekers and


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