Enterprise Apps are set to Boost Mobile Adoption Among Businesses in China

China Telecom Co., Ltd and IBM have today announced a partnership to bolster levels of mobile enterprise adoption for Chinese organisations.

Joint clients will benefit from the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS to build, integrate and secure made-for-business enterprise apps hosted on China Telecom's cloud. The partnership builds upon China Telecom and IBM's efforts to help businesses implement secure, cost-effective and scalable cloud-based mobile apps.

Together, IBM and China Telecom will work to empower all organisations, from traditional enterprises to startups, to benefit from native mobile solutions with greater security and flexibility.

By taking advantage of this mobile and cloud technology, businesses will be able to gain the speed and scalability to confidently increase mobile adoption across the enterprise, driving improved employee productivity, customer engagement and business growth.

As the biggest cloud computing service provider in China, China Telecom hosts more than 70% of the domestic internet content and services. China Telecom is deploying nation-wide assets, 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 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," continued Tongqing.

The IBM MobileFirst Platform offers an enterprise-class cloud solution for securely building, integrating, deploying and managing sophisticated native apps for iOS devices. 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 customsed for any organisation 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 startups 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.