According to today’s announcement regarding a recent merger between IBM and China Telecom Corporation Limited, both the companies have come to common terms to aid to different sizes of businesses. This agreement will facilitate China Telecom SMB customers to implement SAP applications in the market.
Both these companies will help small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) add cost-effectiveness, security, and scalable SAP cloud-based applications.
Through cloud computing technology, businesses will be able to speed up, scale up, and improve their elasticity to meet their individual requirements.
China Telecom is the leading telecommunication company and one of the largest infrastructure network operators. It helps to manage clients’ infrastructure involving mobile devices, networking, and cloud platform resources.
However, on the other hand, IBM is present to offer and integrate the hardware, software, and other end-to-end user and service capabilities in order to create a workable environment that supports SAP applications through cloud.
IBM and China Telecom services will provide seamless and integrated management across all delivery and SAP architectures models. Moreover, clients also have the option to maintain, migrate, and integrate new applications and current applications based on these platforms.
IBM’s extensive SAP implementations, extensive experience and transformations across different computer-based platforms in China will propel IBM to provide more tools and skill education. Chin Telecom is in the support to ensure SMB clients will different phases of implementation including testing, ongoing issue resolution and customization.
Both these companies will focus on clients in the Guangdong province, as well as other key areas as Pearl River Delta, Tianjin, Yangtze River Delta, and Beijing.
Today’s announcement between the two companies represents an important step in the Chinese cloud computing market, said D.C. Chien (IBM CEO and GM).