IBM/Lenovo Deal Spawns New PC Giant, Fuels Big Blue's Services Transition
by Bruce Meyerson
The widely expected deal would make Lenovo the third-largest PC company in the world and extend IBM's long-running transition from being a leader and an innovator in computer hardware to a dominant force in computer services, software and consulting.
Lenovo Vows To Rely On Partners More In PC Race
by Edward F. Moltzen
The new Lenovo last week provided a sneak peek at new ThinkPads. At the same time, the company's top executives pledged to rely more heavily on business partners as Lenovo moves to overtake rivals in the PC market.
Lenovo's Ward: CEO Change Won't Affect Channel
by Edward F. Moltzen and Scott Campbell
Lenovo's decision to change CEOs just months after starting a massive integration with the former IBM PC unit won&'t lead to major changes in the company's emerging channel strategy, departing chief executive Stephen Ward said.
HP Puts IBM On Notice
by Craig Zarley
Hewlett-Packard is set to launch within days a PC rebate program designed to wrest market share from IBM in the wake of Big Blue's pending sale of its PC business to Lenovo.
IBM-Lenovo A Good Deal? Some Say Yea, Some Say Nay
by Dan Neel
The historic sale of IBM's PC business to China-based computer vendor Lenovo Group left the analyst community mixed as to the long-term effect of the move. While some view the move as positive and others negative, most see Dell as the big winner in the deal.
Lenovo Says No To Price War
by CRN Staff
The incoming CEO of Lenovo Group, which plans to buy IBM's PC division, says he'll rely on product innovation, not aggressive pricing, to capture PC market share.
CDW CEO Edwardson Welcomes IBM-Lenovo PC Deal
by Michael Vizard
CDW CEO John Edwardson said he unequivocally supports IBM's decision to sell its PC business to China-based Lenovo Group.
PC Business Sale A Big Win For IBM But A Big Challenge For Lenovo
by Ellen Simon
In unloading its PC business for $1.75 billion, IBM managed to keep the division's most profitable pieces: services and support. The onus is now on buyer Lenovo Group to improve the notoriously thin profit margins of the business--and the skeptics are many.
Lenovo To Acquire IBM PC Division
by CRN Staff
IBM has reached a definitive agreement to sell its PC division to China-based computer vendor Lenovo Group in a deal that will effectively create a $12 billion PC company that will compete against Hewlett-Packard and Dell.