The General office of the communist party of china has ordered China to do away with all foreign Hardware and software.
China’s government will start using technologies produced by Chinese and within the country under the 3-5-2 policy/strategy due to security issues.
The total replacement of foreign technologies must happen within the space of three years starting from 2020 and be completed in 2022.
The first batch of replacement will be in 2020 and it’s expected that 30% of the equipment must have been replaced, the second batch in 2021 with 50% expected to be replaced and the last batch in 2022 with 20% replaced.
There are a lot of policies and regulations by the Chinese government that guides foreign technologies, some US companies like Google and Facebook have been banned in China because they pose a security threat according to the government while other US companies, for example, Microsoft must thoroughly follow their regulations. One of which is, for cloud computing services to be used in the region, in compliance with China’s government regulation, Azure services will be operated in 21 via-net.
AS a matter of fact, In 2017, Microsoft even made a specially customized Windows 10 version for the Chinese government.
So, It is not a surprise that the 3-2-5 policy has now been invoked.
The building or modification of the new operating system that will be used, software, workload migration, replication, quality assurance, testing, etc. to make sure everything looks good will be an onerous task because it must be completed within the space of three years.
The limited-time given for the completion of this great task has been the talk of the town, it’s been presumed that it’s one of the trade war between the Chinese and the US government and that it’s intentional, a payback to the US government for blacklisting several Chinese companies from operating in the US, Huawei inclusive.
Some CEOs, even US CEOs were able to justify the action while some have condemned the action. They hope it doesn’t fragment the technology world. According to some, the policy is a lack of respect for intellectual property.
Fortunately, the policy is not totally bad news for the likes of Microsoft, Dell, and HP where major Percent of their revenue in the region is from the private sector.
The policy does not apply to the private sector but to the government sector only. But the unknown fact is if the policy will not cut across the private sector later on or naturally rub on the private sector.
We keep watching as things unravel.
It’s been speculated that China will tend towards the Linux Operating system. After all, there are some of the Chinese variants of the Linux operating system.
One is Kylin Linux. It can be thoroughly modified and used and if not, another variant may be modified and used but the challenge is that the code must not be hidden since it’s an open-source software according to the GNU licenses terms and conditions which Linux is registered under.
For the hardware, it’s also speculated that the use of Lenovo will be intensified. Don’t you think it’s high time for the Chinese citizens to start tilting to using of the Linux OS thoroughly?
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