Posts Tagged ‘Lenovo’
PC and tablet vendors such as Dell, Lenovo and Samsung love to talk about how their devices fit into value-add solutions, but vendors do more to confuse solution providers and the market by pushing arbitrary sales goals and channel incentives.
The “Post-PC Era” headlines have screamed how the world is moving away from desktops and notebooks as smartphones and tablets take over. The reality: PC sales are actually positive over the last five years and could climb thanks to commercial spending.
A new report by ABI Research not only confirms growing demand for Google Chromebooks, but a sales pace that puts the Web-based devices on track to take a significant share of the market from Microsoft and Apple.
For the second time in less than a week, Lenovo’s executive vice president for its Enterprise Business and Americas units is being featured prominently in the press based on an internal memo that managed to escape the vendor’s campus.
HP is set to cash in on the ‘instability’ of IBM Corp. and Dell Inc., according to boss Meg Whitman, who hinted her firm has more cost-saving work to do.
IBM believes its SoftLayer hosted server service is the replacement for the x86 server unit it sold to Lenovo. However, Lenovo sees ample opportunity for SMB server sales, believing the acquired business will be a catalyst for channel growth.
IBM may be selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, but it doesn’t see it or its reseller partners getting out of the server business entirely. Instead, Big Blue believes its SoftLayer cloud services is the replacement product for on-premises servers.
When the sale of its Motorola Mobility handset unit closes, Google will walk away with a nearly 6 percent stake worth $750 million in Lenovo, according to regulatory filings.
While parties are mum, reports are circulating that Sony is talking with Lenovo about a joint-venture to turn over its struggling PC unit to Lenovo. Should a deal happen, Lenovo will secure its position as the world’s largest PC vendor as it diversifies its portfolio.
Lenovo is having a busy week – new product launches, two major acquisitions and a massive reorganization. And this is likely just the beginning, as the company demonstrates its drive and ambition to become a major contender in the global IT channel and market.