Posts Tagged ‘Lenovo’
Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s anti-monopoly bureau has approved $2.3 billion deal but U.S. approval is still pending
The $2.3 billion deal for IBM to sell its x86 server unit to Lenovo continues to slog through U.S. regulatory reviews, as government officials are concern about national security implications. The key to getting the deal done will likely come down to maintenance arrangements.
The Surface 3 tablet-laptop hybrid went on sale over the weekend, marking Microsoft’s official entry into competitor status with its OEM and reseller partners. And the competition levels are only going to get more intense.
Microsoft is doing a full-court press to get pre-orders of its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, but the device is still unavailable to most of the channel. Perhaps solution providers should take Microsoft’s advice and sell other vendors’ tablets and convertible computers.
According to published reports, IBM and Lenovo have filed requests for extension to give U.S. national security regulators more time to review the proposed $2.3 billion sale of the IBM entry-level server unit to Lenovo.
New server market share numbers show Hewlett-Packard remains in the front position, and will likely stay there after the transition of IBM’s x86 server unit to Lenovo. However, HP’s security at the top will be challenged by upstarts.
The numbers continue to climb at Lenovo as PC, tablet and server sales jump. Despite increased earnings and record profits, Lenovo’s America channel chief Chris Frey isn’t complacent about the future and the changes to come.
Lenovo has further cemented its position as the number one PC vendor after its 20th consecutive quarter of outgrowing the global PC market.