Posts Tagged ‘Lenovo’
Acer Inc.’s revenues shriveled by almost a fifth in 2013′s opening quarter but the embattled Taiwanese PC maker did manage to post a small post-tax profit after two years of losses.
Lenovo North American channel chief Chris Frey tells a group of resellers that those who build a practice around touch will be at a competitive advantage a year from now.
Published reports indicate Lenovo is in talks with IBM to buy its underperforming Series X low-end server business. If the deal comes to pass, it will fundamentally reshape the server market and channel.
Lenovo’s server business is small but growing, and the company has big plans for the SMB server market. But to get there, it needs to move the channel community from being aware of its offerings, to being engaged.
This year’s first quarter saw the steepest decline in PC shipments since records began, according to IDC, which partly blames Microsoft’s Windows 8 for slowing the market.
Ingram Micro is launching a hardware-as-a-service program aimed at bolstering recurring channel revenue and broadening partners’ service options. Partners, on the other hand, balk at the potential financial risks.
Michael Dell’s plans to quietly take his namesake company private have hit another snafu after being dealt a blow by private equity firm Blackstone Group.
Microsoft released its Surface tablets nearly six months ago. In that time, not one unit has been sold through the B2B channel, and Microsoft remains reticent to reveal its plans for expanding tablet sales to the channel. The Surface go-to-market strategy and other awkward moves have solution providers questioning Microsoft’s commitment to the channel.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing says the PC manufacturer may be interested in buying BlackBerry — if the deal made sense. If it happens, Lenovo will enhance its competitive threat against rivals Hewlett-Packard and Dell and provide a formidable challenge to Apple and Samsung.
Microsoft positioned Windows 8 as the cornerstone of a major refresh of its entire product portfolio, intended to propel the company into the mobile market and recapture lost momentum among consumer and business customers. Critics say the exact opposite is happening, and they’re calling for change.