CNIT Cloud-Based New Media Display Terminals to be Installed at CBD and Transportation Hubs of Luoyang City

SHENZHEN, China, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China Information Technology, Inc. (the “Company” or “CNIT”) (Nasdaq GS: CNIT), a leading provider of integrated cloud-based platform, exchange, and big data solutions in China, today announced that the Company signed a strategic agreement with the Luoyang municipal government to install 300 units of the CNIT cloud-based digital display terminals at Central Business District (“CBD”) and transportation hubs of Luoyang City as part of the preparation for the city’s 2015 Annual Peony Festival (the “Festival”), which is held from April 4 to May 5, 2015.

According to the agreement, the Company will install 300 units of its large-scale, cloud-based digital displays at high-traffic venues such as the Peony Festival venues, airports, highs-speed railway stations, bus stops, hotels and department stores. During the month of the Festival, the terminals will broadcast festival highlights, various programs on city sightseeing, sports contests, exhibitions and trade shows, as well as CNIT corporate videos and third-party paid advertisements.

As the sole winner of the naming right to the Festival and host to its opening ceremony, CNIT will benefit from extensive promotion of its corporate logo and videos over a variety of media outlets including Henan Television, Luoyang Television, festival tickets and playbills, and chinapeony.net, lyd.com.cn, and partner sites to the Peony Festival.

“We are pleased to leverage our innovative Cloud-App-Terminal (CAT) new media solutions to promote the prestigious Annual Peony Festival,” said Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, Chairman and CEO of the Company. “Through collaborating with the Festival, we also enhance the influence and reputation of the CNIT brand to a wider audience at home and abroad. Going forward, we plan on working closely with the Luoyang municipal government to roll out our new media solutions in tourism, cultural exchange and media industries. We expect to install up to 20,000 units of CNIT new media terminals in Luoyang city over the next two years and further expand to other major cities.”

Luoyang, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties in China, has thousands of years of historical and cultural heritage. Since 1983, the Annual Luoyang Peony Festival has been selected as one of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritages, and is held each year from April to May. A state-level cultural event that combines cultural exchange, trade shows and tourism, the Festival has evolved into an ideal stage for corporate branding and promotion. Nearly 20 million visitors attended the 2014 Festival. In 2015, China’s internet powerhouse Tencent will develop a tailor-made marketing campaign for Luoyang to promote the Festival to addressable market of up to 1 billion viewers.

About China Information Technology, Inc.

China Information Technology, Inc. (CNIT) is on a mission to make advertising accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes. CNIT is a leading Internet service company that provides cloud-based platform, exchange, and big data solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the education, health care, new media, finance and transportation sectors. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is leveraging its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community. To learn more, please visit http://www.chinacnit.com.

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Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Merchants’ Excellence in Fostering Client Relationships to Deliver Best-fit Services to BPOs

— Merchants’ services enable clients to gain better insights into ways to improve processes

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the business process outsourcing (BPO)-contact centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Merchants (SA) with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. Merchants has established a strong reputation in the BPO industry by leveraging its vast experience to provide exceptional value-added services (VAS) in a dynamic and intensely competitive BPO market.

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“Merchants has developed a solid understanding of the global market, which has enabled it to deliver the right service at the right price, as well as empower clients with insights into different aspects of the market,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Pieter Nel.

Merchants believes in its ability to increase productivity of the client, either by enabling them to save costs or by offering a VAS that enhances their operational efficiency. In the case where the service does not deliver on the agreed upon target, the company will deduct the shortfall from the client’s bill.

The BPO market employs Net Promoter System (NPS), a service provider-agnostic global metric to measure contact centre customer service experience. Although this score metric is used globally and across leading brands, some companies misuse it to artificially boost their ratings. Merchants has a deep understanding of what an exceptional customer experience looks like and delivers world-class NPS, which ensures it receives repeat contracts.

Furthermore, Merchants has created a six-month programme named, ‘Future Leaders,’ wherein it trains individuals to fulfil their potential and prepare them for the position they would like to acquire after the completion of the program. In 2014, 46 percent of all promotions were for candidates from ‘Future Leaders’ programs. Additionally, the company works with Stellenbosch University Business School on an intensive nine-month Management Development programme to hone middle and senior management skills.

“Merchants lays special emphasis on corporate social responsibility and transformation, and is making great progress towards achieving it,” observed Nel. “For instance, it is paying its dues to society while simultaneously addressing the issue of skills shortage by partnering with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerators, an organisation that sources, trains, and places unemployed youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in first-time jobs.”

In 2014, the number of jobs in the South African contact centre market was approximately 41,000. In the same year, Merchants expanded its seat pool by 1000 to reach 4500 seats nationwide, effectively making it the market leader. Between 2013 and 2014, the company grew by approximately 17 percent, and since 2010 the compound annual growth rate was estimated to at approximately 21 percent.

Significantly, in a cost-conscious market, Merchants has employed a blended approach to pricing models, as it believes that clients should pay for the value they receive rather than the service. Merchants builds bespoke experiences for clients, making the most of its 30-plus years of experience in creating and managing contact centre operations to blue chip clients all over the world.

Merchants has built its value proposition on a large and growing international footprint, advanced expertise, and established system and infrastructure. By leveraging these attributes, it has become the dominant player in the South African BPO industry.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognises a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Merchants

Merchants is a leading Customer Management Outsourcing solution provider specialising in business process outsourcing (BPO) that delivers customer experience and customer interactions. We focus on people, process and technology to create exceptional customer experiences.

We are pioneers in the contact centre industry with over 30 years of experience in creating and managing contact centre operations around the world to blue chip clients. Our services and solutions are built on tried and trusted models, systems and processes that are based on best practice standards.

We are passionate about people. Our ability to attract the best talent, coupled with our rich history of success and innovation across different industries around the world, is what differentiates us from our competitors.

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DOSarrest External Monitoring Service launches iOS and Android App

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DOSarrest Internet Security, a fully managed cloud based DDoS protection service, today announced that their DOSarrest External Monitoring Service (DEMS), a real-time website monitoring tool, launches a new iOS and Android application for clients. This application is a complimentary service to all DOSarrest clients who are subscribed to DOSarrest’s industry leading DDoS protection service. The new mobile application on iOS and Android will allow clients to easily access and view their website(s) status and performance in real-time 24/7/365, as well as enable them to historically view all of the statistics for up to 1 year from 8 globally distributed sensors.

Jag Bains, CTO of DOSarrest says, “This application is beneficial to all of our clients who have a mission critical website that requires 100% uptime. Unlike other monitoring services, this service is fully managed 24/7/365. Should anything unexpected occur, our engineers will investigate, pinpoint and advise the client on a solution in near real-time. No other vendor in this industry offers this level of customer service.”

“We have a number of clients who depend on this service and some have subscribed to it that aren’t even using our DDoS protection service,” says Mark Teolis, CEO of DOSarrest. “With the new mobile application, in one click on your smart phone, you can view what sites are up or down and why in real-time, whenever and wherever you are. It’s like the laptop version in your pocket.”

Teolis adds, “As I far as I know, no other DDoS protection service or CDN offers any such complimentary service that compares to our External Monitoring Service, with 8 globally distributed sensors completely independent of any of our scrubbing nodes.”

About DOSarrest Internet Security:

DOSarrest founded in 2007 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada is one of only a couple of companies worldwide to specialize in cloud based DDoS protection services. Additional Web security services offered are Cloud based Web Application Firewall (WAF), Vulnerability Testing and Optimization (VTO) as well as cloud based global load balancing.

Learn more about DOSarrest at www.DOSarrest.com.

For further information: Media Contact: Jenny Wong, Customer Relations Manager, Toll free CAD/US: 1-888-818-1344, UK Freephone: 0800 086 8812, Singapore: (800)-101-1796, sales@DOSarrest.com

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Tableau 9.0 Brings Interactive Speed and Enriched Flow to Data Analytics

— New capabilities help people stay creative and engaged in analytics process

SEATTLE, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) today announced the general availability of Tableau 9.0, a major release of its fast visual analytics software. New capabilities help people to achieve more with data, answering questions at interactive speed.

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“From the beginning, Tableau has been designed to help people stay engaged in their analytics flow, with a drag and drop interface and features designed for ad-hoc analysis,” said Chris Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. “Tableau 9.0 furthers the notion of ‘flow’ with improvements that keep people engaged with their analysis rather than having to focus on writing new calculations or cleaning up the data.”

Customers using the Tableau 9.0 beta have this to say:

  • “Tableau 9.0 is insanely fast,” said Director of Data Analytics at Pluralsight. “The same workbooks are taking seconds instead of minutes to load. This kind of blazing performance is exactly what we need.”
  • “The new calculation dialog in Tableau 9.0 is a huge improvement,” said Corey Turner, Application Developer at Spokane Public Schools. “It makes the product more intuitive and easier for anyone to use.”
  • “The new data connection options, such as data interpreter, pivot and split function, make it easier for anyone connecting to data with Tableau,” said Billy Burns, Director of Decision Support at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida and Tableau customer through its partner TEKNION Data Solutions.

New Tableau 9.0 features include:

  • Auto Data Prep: Tableau 9.0 makes cleaning up messy data easier. The Tableau Data Interpreter will automatically clean up spreadsheets. Together with the Automatic Data Modeling that was released in 8.2, these new features help people to spend more time on data analysis rather than data preparation.
  • Analytics in the Flow: Tableau 9.0 is designed to help stay focused on answering questions without interrupting flow. People can type calculations right into the canvas and see the data update instantly. A new Analytics Pane makes it easy to drag reference lines, totals, trends, forecasts and other analytical objects right into the analysis. New Level-of-Detail Expressions make new questions answerable, by anyone.
  • Smart Maps: In Tableau 9.0, maps are more responsive and faster. They also allow for geographic search and the ability to lasso irregular shapes.
  • New Tableau Server and Tableau Online: Tableau Server and Tableau Online have been redesigned from the ground up delivering a faster, more scalable, resilient and extensible platform. Users will notice significant speed improvements and administrators will appreciate the improved administrative views delivering richer insights on Tableau Server.
  • Faster Performance: Tableau 9.0 workbooks are faster via a number of technologies that include parallel queries, Query Fusion, vectorization and smarter query caches.

Attend a Tableau 9.0 roadshow near you to see new features and get hands-on with the product. Upcoming road show stops can be found at http://www.tableau.com/roadshow. Check out Tableau 9.0 online at http://www.tableau.com/new-features/9.0.

About Tableau

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 26,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial.

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OneAsia Deploys Appcara’s App360 Appliance PRO for its Cloud Orchestrator

OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator accelerates enterprises’ application to the cloud

HONG KONG, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OneAsia, the leading IT services, cloud solutions and data centers services provider in Asia, today announced that it has deployed Appcara’s App360 Appliance PRO, the state-of-the-art multi-cloud and application automation solution, into OneAsia’s data centers to offer Cloud Orchestrator solutions across Asia .

Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management system that allows enterprises to move applications into a virtualised infrastructure. Charles Lee, Founder & CEO of OneAsia said, “The Cloud Orchestrator, which is the key enabler for OneAsia’s latest offer OneCloud, seamlessly extends the traditional onsite IT infrastructure into the cloud. This allows enterprises to rapidly deploy, efficiently manage and simplify the migration of applications into the cloud. This is a guaranteed end-to-end service to our customers.” Cloud Orchestrator’s end-to-end cloud management offers standardised provisioning, on-going support and maintenance and application migration for businesses.

The key advantages of OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator include:

  • Speedup virtualised infrastructure for server connectivity, VM, OS and Apps
  • Standardised user and administration experience
  • Carrier neutral connectivity
  • Cloud and Hypervisor Neutral
  • Centralised patch management at all layers

With OneAsia’s trans-Pacific networks, world-class data centers and cloud services, OneAsia’s Cloud Orchestrator offers enterprises tremendous flexibility and simplicity in migrating the business critical application workloads into the cloud.

OneAsia will have a physical presence to demonstrate Cloud Orchestrator at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 on 8-9 April, 2015. The booth will be located at booth #716 at the Sheraton Futian Shenzhen (Fuhua Rd, Futian District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048).

About OneAsia

OneAsia offers a full range of cloud computing solutions and data centre services, from infrastructure, platform to application software, aiming to help clients to manage its IT budget and resources effectively in meeting core business needs. OneAsia’s top-tier rated data centres are located across Asia to keep its customers connected from anywhere in the world with consistent levels of quality, security and services. OneAsia is at the forefront of the industry with extensive infrastructure coverage in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

For more information, please visit www.oneAs1a.com

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Innovative ICT to a Better Connected Smart City: Huawei and PT. PINS Indonesia collaborate to develop Smart City Project in Bandung

BEIJING, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei announced the signing of a Cooperation Agreement with PT. PINS Indonesia for providing infrastructure building using Huawei Smart City solutions during Indonesian-China Economic Corporation Forum, held in B…

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Huawei Listed as World’s Fastest-Growing Data Center Switch Provider in 2014 with Annual Growth Rate of 137 Percent

SHENZHEN, China, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei was recently listed as the fastest-growing provider in the global data center switch market in 2014 with growth rate of 137 percent, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Datacenter Networks Qview (2014Q4). The report shows a 10% growth year-on-year in global data center switch sales revenue. Huawei’s sales revenue in 2014Q4 accounted for 4 percent of the global total sales revenue for that quarter, jumping from No. 7 in 2013Q4 to No. 4 in 2014Q4.

“In 2012, we launched our CloudEngine series data center switches in the global market and are very pleased with our achievements over the last three years. The trust from our customers is a testament to Huawei’s commitment and hard work,” said Yu Li, General Manager, Data Center Network Domain, Huawei. “With our continuous dedication towards R&D investment in data center networks, we strongly believe that Huawei’s data center network products and solutions will be the preferred choice for many more customers.”

Huawei has experience rapid growth in 2014, especially in the area of data center network products and solutions. The company introduced products including the industry’s best performing T-bit level 12*100GE line card, which is used on CloudEngine 12800 flagship data center switches, and the T-bit level Top of Rack (TOR) data center switch CloudEngine 7850. These products help global enterprises enter the T-bit era with confidence. In addition, Huawei launched its Cloud Fabric – Cloud Connect Solution at Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2014 to provide enterprises with a better connected cloud service system. The solution simplifies the cloud computing process by leveraging Huawei’s CloudEngine series data center switches and Agile Controller to connect all types of cloud applications and platforms, and ICT resources in data centers.

As of December 2014, Huawei’s Cloud Fabric Solution and CloudEngine series data center switches have been successfully deployed by more than 600 global customers across various industries including large enterprises, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), financial institutions, and educational organizations. Huawei’s global customers include many internationally-renowned enterprises and institutions, ranging from the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the Alibaba Group, to the Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), Specialist Computer Centres (SCC), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). To date, Huawei has sold more than 3,000 CloudEngine 12800 data center switches globally.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. 

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