Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Greg Schulz, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Mark Cravotta

News Feed Item

Gridsum Debuts in North America, Partnering with Baidu to Help US Enterprises Expand in China

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridsum, a big-data based cross-channel analytics and digital ad management platform, today commenced its North American operations with the announcement of a partnership with Baidu, China's leading search engine, and road shows in San Francisco and New York. As Baidu's master agent in North America, Gridsum will now offer businesses in the U.S. and Canada convenient, efficient online marketing channels into China. Harnessing Baidu's dominance in the Chinese search market, businesses and other organizations in North America can now tap into the enormous and fast-growing China market without having to build a marketing presence on the ground in China.

Baidu authorizes Gridsum Technology as Master Agency in North America.

Chinese consumers spent about US$85 billion overseas in 2012. This year alone, Chinese outbound tourism surpassed 80 million person-times. China's Internet users now number over 600 million, with over 400 million users of the mobile Internet. Like their American counterparts, Chinese Internet users habitually go to search engines to gather information before making purchasing decisions. Search marketing is critical to connecting with consumers, and Baidu is the search engine of choice in China, processing about six billion search queries every day.

SEMPO's latest report indicates that nearly half of the global digital marketing budget was spent on search in 2013, out of which 31% was allocated to paid search and 18% to search engine optimization. The figures are basically the same in China. According to Analysys International, China's search engine operator market scale reached US$ 6.3 billion in 2013, and is expected to reach US$15.5 billion by 2015. The market's rapid expansion testifies to the huge demand for and confidence in the effectiveness of search marketing.

Mr. Aaron Li, Senior Vice President of Products & Sales of Gridsum said, "Baidu is the first choice of search engines among Chinese Internet users. As the core agent and North American master agent for Baidu, Gridsum has a wide spectrum of data mining and analysis products, and has creatively proposed the AdSuite search engine marketing methodology based on dozens of patented technologies. By integrating such technologies and professional services as SEM, SEO, UEO, Analytics, as well as the in-depth understanding of the vast Chinese consumers, we are looking forward to helping North American enterprises grow in China and create new business values."

Mr. Liang Zeng, vice president of Baidu said, "We're very pleased that Gridsum, with its advanced technologies, big data capabilities, and abundant experience in online marketing, is joining hands with Baidu in North America. As Baidu's core agent and long-term partner, Gridsum offers integrated online marketing services to 600 well-known brands in 18 sectors including tourism, education, hotel and luxury goods. It has enabled these brands to grow significantly in China, and we're confident that Gridsum will bring new business value to North American companies as well."

Established in 2005, Gridsum has built profound partnerships with such well-known enterprises and institutions as Baidu, Microsoft, Nokia, SEMPO, iCrossing and many others. In 2013, Gridsum made Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 China list on the strength of its innovations and expertise cloud computing and big data—as well as a three-year average growth rate of 555%.

Baidu is China's biggest search engine, with a combined PC and mobile search market share of 73%, handling over six billion search queries per day. Chinese Internet users so strongly associate the concept of search with Baidu that the word "Baidu" is often used as a verb. Baidu's consumer targeting tools and bidding technologies like real-time bidding have created value for millions of businesses worldwide. Baidu has helped make these businesses more easily visible to their target consumers at all of the important moments in their decision-making process. Baidu also utilizes big data to help clients like P&G, Coca-Cola, and Burberry gain insight into consumer behavior and identify their target consumers. Over the years, Baidu has grown from a search engine into a valuable platform for integrated marketing. In this era of the mobile Internet, mobile revenue contributed to over 20% of Baidu's total revenue in Q4 2013.

About Gridsum

Gridsum is a big data based, cross-channel analytics and digital advertisement management platform. Backed by its proprietary high-performance parallel data warehouse technology, Gridsum focuses on big data processing, analytics, and data mining, providing online business optimization, e-government, new media, and telecom operation solutions based on data analytics to over 600 domestic and international customers in 18 industries, helping enterprises and governments achieve better performance and more accurate insights.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find whatever they're looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU". Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/CN96355

SOURCE Gridsum

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Cloud Expo Breaking News
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 Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, will discuss the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover how hardware commoditization, the ubiquitous nature of connectivity, and the emergence of Big Data and analysis are providing the pull to meet customer expectations of a widely connected, multi-dimensional universe of people, things, and information.
After a couple of false starts, cloud-based desktop solutions are picking up steam, driven by trends such as BYOD and pervasive high-speed connectivity. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, cuts through the hype and the acronyms, and discusses the emergence of full-featured cloud workspaces that do for the desktop what cloud infrastructure did for the server. He’ll discuss VDI vs DaaS, implementation strategies and evaluation criteria.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments including Amazon Web Services, Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, OpenStack and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Esri has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them. For more information, visit http://www.esri.com.
Cloud Computing is evolving into a Big Three of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Cloud 360: Multi-Cloud Bootcamp, being held Nov 4–5, 2014, in conjunction with 15th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA, delivers a real-world demonstration of how to deploy and configure a scalable and available web application on all three platforms. The Cloud 360 Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, an analyst with Gigaom Research, is the first bootcamp that introduces the core concepts of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the workings of the Big Three platforms – Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Azure VMs. Bootcamp attendees will get to see the big picture and also receive the knowledge needed to make the best cloud decisions for their business applications and entire enterprise IT organization.
“Distrix fits into the overall cloud and IoT model around software-defined networking. There’s a broad category around software-defined networking that’s focused on data center, and we focus on the WAN,” explained Jay Friedman, President of Distrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the Internet of @ThingsExpo, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading IoT industry players in the world.
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at 15th Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chad Jones, Vice President, Product Strategy of LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform, will show you how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
“The Internet of Things is a wave that has arrived and it’s growing really fast. The concern at Aria Systems is making sure that people understand the ramifications of their attempts to monetize whatever it is they build on the Internet of Things," explained C Brendan O’Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the Internet of @ThingsExpo, held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4–6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading IoT industry players in the world.
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Joe Weinman will lay out four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for strategic advantage. Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DevOps.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's “DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo,” which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. DevOps.com is where the world meets DevOps. It is the largest collection of original content relating to DevOps on the web today Featuring up-to-the-minute news, feature stories, blogs, bylined articles and more, DevOps.com is where the thought leaders of the DevOps movement make their ideas known.
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that allow marketers to cut through the noise and design their campaigns around strong, predictive signals, rather than arbitrary statistics. SendGrid sends up to half a billion emails a day for customers such as Pinterest and GitHub. All this email adds up to more text than produced in the entire twitterverse. We track events like clicks, opens and deliveries to help improve deliverability for our customers – adding up to over 50 billion useful events every month. While SendGrid data covers only abo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the Web Host Industry Review has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web hosting industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events brings together like-minded hosting industry professionals and decision-makers in local communities. TheWHIR is an iNET Interactive property.