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iSoftStone Further Enhances Cloud Services and Smart City Capabilities

BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSoftStone Holdings Limited ("iSoftStone" or "the company" in below, NYSE: ISS), a leading China-based IT services provider today announced that it has officially joined the China Smart City Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance (CSCITISA).

As a member of CSCITISA, iSoftStone will collaborate closely with all alliance members in multiple areas such as resource sharing, technology transfer and personnel training. iSoftStone expects to further strengthen its capabilities in Smart City planning, development and operation, by actively participating in co-building the cloud computing and smart-city ecosystem throughout the whole industry chain.

iSoftStone Executive Vice President Mr. Steve Kang said, "We're very glad to join CSCITISA. China's striding into the era of Smart City has brought tremendous business opportunities and innovative inspiration to IT services providers. As a leading player in the IT services industry, iSoftStone will continue to invest in smart city technologies to further strengthen our service capabilities. We look forward to working with local cities and service partners, to build an operation platform with new technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IOT), mobile internet and big data."

iSoftStone has been a leading player in traditional IT services market in China. In 2011, the company decided to transform towards an innovation-driven non-linear growth model, and invest more in the Smart City area. Currently, its Smart City team has grown to over 600 employees, and is working on multiple smart city projects in China. In the fourth quarter of 2011, iSoftStone teamed up with IBM and WIOT to co-build a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Cloud Computing and Smart City, which is an important breakthrough for iSoftStone in Smart City area. In March 2012 and June 2012, iSoftStone continued to team up with IBM and other local partners to co-build IBM Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CCoE) in the city of Liaoyuan and Lanzhou, respectively. These initiatives demonstrate iSoftStone's development and expansion in smart city and cloud computing areas.

About iSoftStone

iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS) is a leading China-based IT services provider, serving both Greater China and Global clients. iSoftStone provides an integrated suite of IT services and solutions including Consulting & Solutions, IT Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. Its comprehensive end-to-end service offerings support expansion in scope and scale of client engagements. iSoftStone focuses on key client industry verticals including technology; communications; banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI); healthcare; energy, transportation and public sector (ETP). For more, please visit www.isoftstone.com

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