*IBM Smarter Cities Solution Helps Zhenjiang Boost Economic Development and Tourism Plans*
Armonk, NY & Zhenjiang, China – 24 Feb 2012: IBM and the City of Zhenjiang, China today announced that IBM is helping to transform the city’s public transportation system. Zhenjiang will use hardware, software, services and technologies from IBM’s Research labs, all brought together through the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities – a solution that will serve as the central point of command for the city.
Zhenjiang is a renowned historical and cultural city in the eastern People’s Republic of China (PRC), a region experiencing rapid economic growth. Zhenjiang has an estimated population of three million people and has become an important regional transportation hub due to its location near the intersection of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal, the longest canal in the world. It is also considered a state model for environmental protection. (more…)