BaiduNew H3C maps server­out glob­al­work could ex­pan­sion­soar

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By By ZHUMA SI WENQIANin Bei­jing zhuwen­qian@ masi@chi­nadaily.com.cn chi­nadaily.com.cn

New H3C Group, a joint ven­ture Baidu be­tweenMap, a desk­top State-ownedand mo­bile Unis­plen­dourmap ser­vice Corp pro­vided and by Hewlett-PackardChina’s on­line En­ter­prise,search gi­ant is Baidu ex­pected Inc, to is more­set to than be­come dou­blea worldits server map­ping busi­ness ser­vi­cein the provider gov­ern­ment cov­er­ing pro­cure­ment­more than mar­ket150 coun­tries­next year, and its re­gions.CEO said.

OnWed­nes­day,The in­for­ma­tion­the com­pany in­fra­struc­ture will launch provider,its map which­ser­vices com­petes­for more with coun­tries over­seasand re­gions.gi­ants such The as new Cisco map Sys­temsser­vices Inc will and cov­erDell Inc, coun­triesis seein­gin Asia, op­por­tu­ni­tiesEurope, Africa,from Sta­te­ownedNorth Amer­ica, en­ter­pris­esSouth Amer­i­caand gov­ern­men­tand Ocea­nia, and agen­cies, pro­vide which ser­vices are for em­brac­ing99 per­cent home­grownof the world IT pop­u­la­tion.prod­ucts amid con­cerns over cy­ber­se­cu­rity.“This sig­nals that we will fi­nally Tony trans­for­mYu, pres­i­dent­from a and Chi­nese CEO mapof New provider H3C, to saida worldthe map firm’s provider­cloud com­putin­gand be­come­busi­ness the Chi­ne­seg­rew 97 brand per­cent that so pro­vides­far this year, global driven ser­vicesby the ro­bust for mo­bile de­mand trav­el­from in­ter­net ap­pli­ca­tions,”firms saidand lo­calLi gov­ern­ments.Dong­min, gen­eral man­ager “Al­most of all BaiduMap. gov­ern­men­tre­lated Cur­rently, en­ter­prises Baidu and agen­cies Map claims have that openedit ac­counts­their pro­cure­ment for about 70 per­cent projects of to do­mes­ti­cour prod­ucts,” mar­ket he share,said in withan in­ter­view.more than 300 New mil­lionH3C was ac­tive founded monthlyafter user­sHPE sold and 51 about per­cent 100 of its mil­lion­stake carin H3C own­er­sto Unis­plen­dou­rus­ing its map­ping­for ser­vice,$2.5 bil­lion ac­cord­in­glast year. to the The com­pany.new JV also in­cludes HPE’s server, stor­ageAt the and be­gin­ningser­vice unit­sof theon year,the Chi­ne­seBaidu main­land.Map ini­ti­ated its in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tionUnis­plen­dour is an IT strate­giesarm con­trolledand has by been Ts­inghua ex­pand­ingUn­i­group rapidly Co glob­ally.Ltd, which was set up On by Ts­inghua Mon­day, Univer­sity.Baidu Map started Ac­cord­ing strate­gicto Yu, co­op­er­a­tionNew H3C is with now the help­ing tourist 18 ad­min­is­tra­tionsprovinces build e-gov­er­nanceof four north­ern clouds. Euro­pean Its new coun­tries en­ter­prise— Den­mark,clients in­clude Fin­land, Zoom­lionNor­way and Heavy Swe­den. In­dus­try The Sciencetwo & sides Tech­nol­ogy will ex­change Devel­op­ment­data, share Co re­sources,Ltd, a lead­ing and Chi­ne­se­jointly de­velop man­u­fac­turer more eventsof con­struc­tionto im­prove ma­chin­ery­the trav­el­ing and san­i­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ences equip­ment.of Chi­nese vis­i­tors. “Ap­pli­ca­tion-driven in­no­va­tion “The is co­op­er­a­tionthe key to suc­cess sig­nals in a the fur­ther­era of step big for­ward­data and in cloud the com­put­ing. lo­cal­iza­tion In­vest­mentof Baidu Map alone in can­not­the course give of birthits in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion,to in­no­va­tion,” he said, fol­low­ing adding our the co­op­er­a­tionfirm has al­lo­cated with 15 the per­cent touristof its ad­min­is­tra­tionsan­nual rev­enue, of around South 3 Korea bil­lion and yuan Thai­land,”($435 mil­lion)Li said. this In the year, first to half re­searchof 2016, and Chi­nese de­vel­op­ment.peo­ple made 59.03 mil­lion HPE trips es­tab­lished abroad, joint up ven­tures 4.3 per­cent in year-on-year,China, in the ac­cord­inghope of tap­pingto the Chi­nainto the Na­tion­al­lo­cal gov­ern­men­tTourism Ad­min­is­tra­tion. pro­cure­ment mar­ket. Baidu Map said it has cov­ered China25 is per­cent at­tachin­gof in­creas­ing Chi­nese out­bound im­por­tance tourists,to in­for­ma­tio­nand, by 2020, se­cu­ri­tyit aims af­ter that the over­seaswhistle­blower users will Ed­war­dac­count for Snow­den­half of un­veiled­its to­tal users.the mas­sive surveil­lance “We pro­gramwill from strength­en­the US. in-depthKitty Fok, co­op­er­a­tiondi­rec­tor of with­the in­dus­try­over­seas con­sul­tancy gov­ern­ments In­ter­na­tional and lead­ing Data en­ter­pris­esCorp China, and said: choose “An some SOE key iden­tity coun­tries and to cut­ting-edge­pro­vide map­ping tech­nolo­giesser­vices in are lo­cal both lan­guages ne­ces­si­tiesand in­creaseto win in our the lo­cal Chi­nese im­pact,” mar­ket.”Li said.

ZHAO CHANGCHUN / XIN­HUA LI ZHENYU / FOR CHINA DAILY

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