Hong Kong, 21 September 2017—To foster Hong Kong big data application and build Hong Kong as a smart city, China Information Technology Development Limited（CITD, Stock Code: 8178.HK）and its subsidiary Macro Systems, a system integration service provider, today announced the establishment of their first big data research centre in Hong Kong – DataCube Research Center (DataCube).
In accordance with the 2017 Policy Address announced by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, it reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to develop Hong Kong into a smart city by using innovation and technology to enhance urban management and improve people’s livelihood. Smart city is defined as a people-oriented information technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing solution, that utilize big data to support urban management and services, in order to optimize resources consumption. However, the current big data analysis in Hong Kong is still in its infancy. According to the Microsoft “Asia Digital Transformation Study” issued in March 2017, only half of the enterprises are in progress with specific digital transformation initiatives for selected parts of their business operations. In the view of this, CITD took lead with Macro Systems to open DataCube Research Centre for enhancing and driving big data research, analysis and application, in a hope to nurture more talented data scientists and analysts to contribute to Hong Kong’s development into a smart city.
The DataCube Research Centre will focus on assisting local enterprises in the adoption of big data applications and inviting veteran data scientists to share and enhance related platforms for academic exchanges and other related projects. DataCube has adopted the latest hardware technology from Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. (Huawei), and the excellent integration technology platform and quality management from Macro Systems. Not only to provide a good demonstration for future big data applications and talents cultivation, but also to foster a local group of data talents and enhance the public awareness of data applications, hence help them to seize the opportunity.
Mr. Peter Chan, General Manager of Macro Systems, commented, "We have been working with Huawei for many years and we shared the vision to advocate big data application in Hong Kong. As Huawei4-Star Channel Partner, DataCube Research Centre is fully equipped with Huawei’s hardware technology, which lays a milestone for the 5-year business partnership journey for the two companies. In the future, we will continue to work with Huawei, to navigate big data applications in Hong Kong with DataCube Research Centre. "
DataCube Research Centre is more than 2,000 square feet, which provides meeting venue for Macro Systems technical team to meet with its clients and provide the most appropriate big data solution. The spacious centre also offers a demo room to showcase the latest hardware platform. With years of experience in Macro Systems to tailor-made information technology solutions for its clients, DataCube will be able to provide the most in-depth analysis for their business to realize the big data value.
DataCube will organize different workshops on a regular basis to increase public awareness and broaden the discussion on big data. In addition, DataCube will work with local tertiary education institutions to provide internship opportunities for students, so that the young generation could devote extensively to big data and understand the wide range of applications in different industries and occupations. All in all, more talented and enthusiastic data analysts will be contributing Hong Kong.
Mr. Danny Wong, Chairman and CEO of China Information Technology Development Co., Ltd., said, "To assist digital transformation of enterprises, we need to optimize data analytic and plan for all-rounded transformation strategy, so as to overcome the challenges brought by neighboring countries in Asia, as well as grasping the opportunity brought by the “One Belt, One Road” strategy of the Chinese Government. The big data insight could definitely help companies to optimize their business models, enhance employee efficiency and innovate their products, and ultimately lift their competitiveness. "
China Information Technology Development Limited (China Info Tech, Stock Code: 8178.HK) mainly provides software development and system integration segmentation engages in the sale of computer hardware; the provision of software development services; the provision of system integration services, the provision of technical support and maintenance services; and provision of IT infrastructure solutions and maintenance services. China Info Tech, formerly Xteam Software International Limited, was established in the Cayman Islands on May 24, 2001, and has been successfully listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) since December 11, 2001.
Macro Systems Group (“Macro Systems”) is an IT services provider established in 1997, headquartered in Hong Kong. Macro Systems has set up operation office in Guangzhou with great effort in years to provide one-stop IT services to the Greater China.
Macro Systems helps their customers to promote sustainable business development through cloud computing and advanced technologies. With their professional knowledge and years of experience, Macro Systems provides IT solutions with comprehensive analysis of customers’ need. The company's goal is to help customers to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency in order to focus on expanding business and maintaining sustainable business advantage in such a competitive era.
To foster Hong Kong big data application and build Hong Kong as a smart city, China Information Technology Development Limited (CITD, Stock Code: 8178.HK) and its subsidiary Macro Systems, a system integration service provider, today announced the establishment of their first big data research centre in Hong Kong – DataCube Research Center (DataCube).