In January 2011, Digital China entered into strategic framework agreements with the People's Governments of Nanjing and Wuhan, respectively, following strategic framework agreements previously signed with Shenzhen, Zhengzhou, Nanjing and Chancheng District of Foshan City. These agreements eloquently testified the leading edge of Digital China in the Sm@rt City notion in terms of customer understanding, planning and technology, and signaled broad future prospects for Digital China in China's urbanization process.
With effective from 1 January 2011, Digital China officially took over Shenzhen's "core tax collection and administration system". This was the second "core tax collection and administration system" of local tax authorities at deputy provincial level or above won by Digital China through tender, following the local tax system of Hainan. Digital China also enjoyed a year of harvest in core banking system in 2010 and became the most important core system provider in China’s banking sector with rapidly expanding market shares, as it wrapped up successful tenders for "newgeneration core business systems" from 7 banks including Bank of Chengdu, Qinhuangdao City Commercial Bank, China Resources Bank of Zhuhai, Zhengxin Bank of Thailand, BOC Fullerton Community Bank and Shenzhen Longgang Dingye Community Bank.
On 25 January 2011, Digital China received the IBM 2010 Best Contribution Award, the highest honor for IBM's China partners given to one recipient only, at the IBM 2011 annual conference for China partners. The award indicated, among others, that Digital China's strategies of Digitized City and Sm@rt City were in perfect tandem with IBM who pioneered with the proposition of "A Smarter Planet". Cooperation between the two companies in this area will play a pivotal role in China's informatization.