China's Inspur Group announced its business strategy for the coming year, and the company will focus on enhancing its cloud computing products and solutions provider position; accelerating its transition to being a cloud computing services provider; and implementing international strategies.
The company said it will continue to enhance its leading position as a cloud computing products and solutions provider in China. It will provide comprehensive solutions from basic core equipment to application to government clouds, corporate clouds and industrial clouds, while accelerating its transition to a cloud computing services provider.
Inspur has signed cloud computing strategic cooperation agreements with 34 Chinese cities, covering Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Hainan, Shanxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Those agreements reach various industries such as health, broadcasting, government, water, electricity, and public security.
In addition, Inspur's cloud computing center, which claims to be the largest fourth-generation data center in Asia, was recently opened. Based on Shandong, this new ccenter will offer cloud computing services to government units and enterprises across the entire country. In the future, Inspur plans to build ten such data centers in China. The company's Beijing cloud service center is now being built, which will provide cloud computing services to national ministries and state-owned enterprises.
In 2013, the company's research and development investments increased by 36.1% year-on-year and it filed 1,152 patents, including 691 invention patents and ten international patents. Meanwhile, it claims to have led and participated in the formulation of four international standards, 27 national standards, and seven industrial standards.
Inspur said that in 2014 the company will increase research and development investments, accelerate the development of major new products, and maintain competitiveness by technical innovation.
For its international business, Inspur currently wants to continue expansion into 59 countries and regions. The company said they will further speed up overseas business development and raise the ratio of direct overseas sales while reinforcing existing overseas businesses.
Total investments planned for 2014 to realize all this growth were not released by the company.