With an IBM System z mainframe running Linux as the foundation, YLZ will expand its existing services available in Fujian Province to seven more Chinese provinces. This will allow them to construct a citizen livelihood service information network covering a population of 300 million. YLZ selected System z for its reliability, security and cost effectiveness. Specifically, the mainframe's ability to scale easily will help YLZ manage the unpredictable nature of transaction peaks and valleys without incurring additional costs.
IBM and YLZ's new Cloud platform will connect various networks of urban and rural residents, government departments, social service providers, medical institutions, corporate and public organisations, and vocational schools. The project is aimed to help meet the government's 12th five-year-plan focused on developing programs to improve the citizen's overall well-being.
The new Cloud services platform will enable the sharing of public resources and information while supporting service integration, improving government efficiency and ensuring effective administration of citizen services.
New kiosks will be installed across selected communities at civic centres, hospitals, banks, and shopping malls. Participants will be able to swipe their social insurance identity cards, which are already connected to banks, to access the additional services offered by various government departments. They can also use their ID cards to settle service payments. YLZ and IBM will integrate the data and business application through the Cloud of all participating organisations, allowing the residents in the rural areas to access the same services as residents in cities.
Now, citizens will be able to access a multitude of services from one portal, including: