The platform will be supported by cloud technology, logistics and supply chain management and both companies will pool their human resources to build it. As part of the tie-up, IBM will build a global e-commerce center in Nanjing and will help Suning expand it to hire around 715,000 employees in three to five years. “Suning, a very clear strategy for the next decade, the important point is to increase the technological capabilities of Suning,” said Zhang Jindong, Suning’s chairman in a statement.