|By Marketwired .||
|July 23, 2014 04:43 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/14 -- The JiLin Province Department of Commerce today announced it will open a North American exhibition center to promote two-way trade and investment with the northeastern Chinese province. After an extensive search, the JiLin Business Center selected downtown Chicago for its North American headquarters, which is set to open on August 1, 2014.
The Center will serve as an information resource and offer assistance to American businesses looking to buy, sell and invest with companies located in JiLin. An interactive map of JiLin businesses, product samples and information about some of JiLin's leading businesses will be on display from agricultural, transportation, electronics materials and other industries. A full list of industries showcased at the JiLin Business Center can be found on its website: http://jilintrade.com/industries.
More than 80 JiLin-based companies have already joined the Center before opening its doors.
"We are excited about helping American businesses explore new partnerships by looking to JiLin," said Jeff Mahaffey, Executive Director of the JiLin Business Center and Chief Operating Officer of Global BioChem Technology Americas. "JiLin is an established manufacturing center in China and home to some of northeast Asia's leading companies in several categories. We think there is untapped potential offered to American and JiLin businesses looking for new markets."
Emboldened by the partnerships formed between JiLin-based corn processor Global BioChem Technology Group and American consumer brands and animal nutrition, the JiLin Department of Commerce saw the opportunity to create additional global business opportunities and asked Global BioChem to help launch the Center.
"Global BioChem is proud to partner with the JiLin Department of Commerce to help further trade and investment between the United States and JiLin companies," said Mrs. Sara Xu Executive Director of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of Global BioChem Group, the largest exporter from Jilin to the United States.
"We've experienced the benefits first-hand of expanding sales and manufacturing partnerships with American companies. We look forward to serving as an advocate to other businesses and an advisor to the Center," she continued.
JiLin is often compared to the American Midwest, and therefore the JiLin Business Center determined Chicago would be the optimal place to locate its trade office.
"Chicago is the best choice to locate the JiLin Business Center due to the shared economic strengths between JiLin and the Midwest region's agriculture, automotive and pharmaceutical industries," continued Mahaffey. "Plus, direct international flights from China to Chicago make it much easier for people to move back and forth."
About JiLin Province
Located in northeast China, JiLin borders Russia and Korea and is about 600 miles northwest of Beijing. Known as one of the most natural resource rich regions in China, JiLin's international trade reached $26 billion in 2013, breaking down to $7 billion in exports and $19 billion in imports.
JiLin's GDP in 2013 was $209 billion, an 8.3 percent annual increase, and outpacing China's overall 7.7 percent annual GDP growth rate.
JiLin is China's top producer of pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment. Other leading industries in JiLin include: agriculture, food manufacturing, petrochemicals, metallurgy and timber.
About the JiLin Business Center
The JiLin Business Center connects leading American and JiLin-based companies to buying, selling and investment opportunities that drive business growth. With assistance available in English and Mandarin, the JiLin Business Center staff helps identify new markets and sourcing solutions for companies across multiple industry sectors.
For more information about the JiLin Business Center or to schedule a visit:
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Dec. 18, 2014 02:45 PM EST Reads: 649
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 02:30 PM EST Reads: 635
The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-l...
Dec. 18, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 734
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 994
Mobile commerce traffic is surpassing desktop, yet less than 20% of sales in the U.S. are mobile commerce sales. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Franklin, Segment Manager, Commerce, at Verizon Digital Media Services, defined mobile devices and discussed how next generation means simplification. It means taking your digital content and turning it into instantly gratifying experiences.
Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 951
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 11:30 AM EST Reads: 770
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,081
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,817
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 2,213
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,761
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:15 AM EST Reads: 2,042
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,858
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,806
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,618