[TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Launches China's First City Public Information Service Platform (30 October 2013, Hong Kong) Digital China (the "Group", Stock Code: 00861.HK), the largest integrated IT services provider in China, announces in Beijing that China’s first city public information service platform self-developed by the Group has been successfully launched. As the first core support system for Sm@rt City construction in China, it addresses the needs for current development of China. This human-centric platform ensures domestic cities to sustain healthy growth. It leverages state-of-the-art IT technologies such as Cloud Computing and Big Data to drive system integration and innovation, thereby providing citizens, enterprises and city government with bilateral and multi-directional communication mechanisms and convenient service channels. It is a pioneering step taken by domestic IT enterprise to protect and improve people's livelihood and bolster the sharing of basic public resources, following the State Council recently issued the guidance to drive IT consumption. This is crucial for the transformation and upgrading of China’s economy. This public information service platform consists of three parts: integrated service platform for citizens, integrated service platform for enterprises and city management platform. For citizens, it helps to improve and protect people’s livelihood and serve the public. For enterprises, it helps to promote the continuing economic transformation and development, create a favorable operating environment, drive enterprises' innovation, and promote the integration of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and agricultural modernization. For the municipal government, it provides a management platform that support both of daily city operations and emergency command with a primary focus in the areas of environment, transportation, healthcare and education. Moreover, this platform enables themunicipal government to implement scientific policy-making, as it uses Big Data technology to carry out data mining from the city’s complicated IT systems, identify the city’s development patterns and verify the reasonableness and effectiveness of the government’s policies. It provides municipal government a useful tool to drive the city’s sustainable growth. Mr. Guo Wei, Chairman of Digital China, commented, “While designing this city public information service platform, we took into account the city’s requirements for current and long-term development so that it can achieve sustainable growth in a smart, green and harmonious way. On the one hand, this platform should integrate and create valuable information to promote more convenient social life, to make its economy more prosperous and the society more harmonious. On the other hand, through the information integration and sharing among the municipalgovernment, citizens and enterprises, their roles as information seekers and providers will be changed. With this IT platform, we can help establish an effective communication channel for the creation of a beautiful home for all.” In 2012, Digital China started to explore the ways to build and operate the city public information service platform and successively launched platforms in Fuzhou, Foshan and Wuhan. In 2013, based on the extensive experiences it gained from the development of Sm@rt City project, Digital China launched the customized public information service platform which meets the unique requirements of domestic cities. This is the first self-developed core support system for Sm@rt City construction in China, which has recently been launched in Zhangjiagang. Its initial results are satisfactory.
[TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Launches China's First