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IBM builds smart tech center in S China

Updated: 2012-05-21 09:59
( Xinhua)

HAIKOU - IBM Corporation has set up a center in south China's Hainan province to focus on the development of smart information technology, officials and sources with the company said.

IBM will develop cloud computing and the "Internet of Things" technologies in its Hainan center, part of the government's efforts to make Hainan a leader in the country's smart technology drive, officials said.

The "Internet of Things" refers to a wireless network connecting objects ranging from luggage to household appliances by managing the data sent by radio tags on the objects.

Guo Rensheng, general manager of Southern China Region of IBM, said the company will partner with local firms to develop the smart systems that will provide clients with administrative and business solutions.