The internet era is posing a great threat to traditional enterprises, leaving them fending off mounting competition as they attempt to retain existing markets and expand new ones. Many businesses are having to find their own paths, embracing and leveraging information technology, to stay in the game.

Lenovo plans to establish an internet-related smart device company next year against the backdrop of slumping global PC shipments. Traditional home appliance makers like Hisense, and Gree are also entering partnerships with internet companies to work with, rather than against, this trend.

Chinese video surveillance product and solution provider Hikvision Digital Technology  last year launched Ezviz, an internet smart video surveillance brand for household and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Like those other companies mentioned, Ezviz has launched partnerships with a series of internet companies, such as Alibaba Cloud, Tencent, Baidu Cloud, Sina Weibo, LeTV and JD, to facilitate technical support and sharing of data.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.