What's Next After x86? Lenovo Channel Chief Speaks Out

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What Impact Will This Deal Have On The Lenovo Channel?

"This will benefit partners of all sizes. In 2005, Lenovo picked up IBM's ThinkPad notebook business. It was a great brand. Now we build on that IBM partnership. Our partners can sell the endpoint devices, but can move upstream and sell a host of new virtualized services. We see this acquisition as a way for partners to bring Lenovo into places they couldn't go before. We're talking bigger portfolios and bigger verticals. For health-care providers, this means endpoint to endpoint -- capturing data, networking, to back office management of that data.

Not only does IBM become a closer ally, but we build stronger ties with Microsoft, Oracle or VMware to create an ecosystem around our servers."


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