Software companies in Zhongguancun have improved their competence in innovation and proprietary technologies, with many now paying more attention to services rather than just programming.
Last year it signed a contract with
The first phase of the project was launched in
Jin Yadong, executive vice-president of
He said the company had the highest bid but won the contract because they "share the same vision and concepts about the future" with their partner.
"Future telecommunications operations should be based on a highly open and interconnected society," he said. "They will cater to a digital lifestyle and provide tailor-made services for each consumer with real-time analysis."
Jin said their products prevailed because they feature future orientation and they can generate value to customers in the long term yet are convenient for daily use.
"Software is not as simple as a few lines of code," Jin said. "We have to take into consideration all of the customer's business procedures and their work habits, even the local culture."
According to the contract,
Thanks to innovations in integrating many systems, cost will be reduced while profit is maintained.
Innovative ideas are also a key to the success of the anti-virus company
The company became well-known in 2008 when it unveiled the first free anti-virus software in the nation.
By offering free products, the company aims to attract customers and then collaborate with app makers to provide value-added services.
"We believe that free use is the basic spirit of the Internet," said
Some thought the business model could not last long, but today nearly all the popular anti-virus software is free.
Thanks to the free products, more than 99 percent of computers in
The company is also a pioneer in "cloud virus scanning" technology that automatically compares a webpage with the company's virus database to see if it contains threats.
Focusing on safety, the company plans to expand its business to hardware, such as wireless routers and wearable devices.
It also has initiated cooperation with the government, banks and insurance companies, sharing their blacklists of defrauding websites and phone numbers used in illicit activity.
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