Zhong Tai has been a buzzword in the Chinese IT industry for years, but it has yet to catch on in the West. At its core, Zhong Tai is an approach to delivering encapsulated business models. It's designed to help a new breed of small businesses deliver first-rate services without the costs of traditional enterprise infrastructure and enabling existing organizations to bring innovative services to market at breakneck speeds. The Zhong Tai strategy was originally proposed by Alibaba and soon followed by many Chinese Internet companies, because their business model is digital native, making it suitable to replicate for new markets and sectors. Nowadays, more Chinese firms are using Zhong Tai as a lever for digital transformation.