The South Australian Government has signed a deal with Chinese ICT company, Inspur, which aims to establish a company presence in the state.
The Jinan-based company is a vendor of Cloud and Big Data services in China and its business also encompases datacentre construction, home digital media services, telecommunications network management, as well as other ICT fields.
South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, said Inspur’s presence in Adelaide would enhance the state’s reputation as a “destination of choice for ICT companies.”
“The information and communications technology sector is key to our state’s economic transformation and this agreement is a positive step towards its further expansion in South Australia,” he added.
“Inspur is one of the world leaders in digital data, and they have indicated to us a willingness to establish a presence in South Australia."
The agreement follows a tour of the Inspur head office (where the deal was struck) which the Premier took with South Australia’s investment attraction agency chief executive, Mike Hnyda.
Under the terms of the arrangement, the SA Government will facilitate the establishment of a Inspur Cloud datacentre, cooperation on set top boxes, a Big Data innovation centre and its telecommunications network management business.
Wetherill went on to praise the Shandong Province Governor Xia for playing an important role in opening a dialogue with Inspur which lead to the agreement.
“What we are presenting to China is an open door to trade and investment – and this means creating South Australian jobs,” he added.