This afternoon, two senior Lenovo European executives faced questions from the channel audience here at the Canalys Channels Forum in Barcelona. Gianfranco Lanci and Eric Cador, both big suits in the European market were put through their paces.
Lenovo’s Lanci said the acquisition of Intel servers has gone quite well.”I think it’s maybe another quarter but it’s nearly done.” Lenovo has started making money. more»
There’s a dynamic in the channel between vendors, distributors and what we used to call dealers but are now forced to call resellers for politically correct reasons.
The basis of that dynamic is the cold fact that they all hate each other. more»
Lenovo is planning to merge its two server brands into one and use the unified brand to release products in 2017.
The outfit has just written a cheque for IBM’s server division and is already developing new products for 2017
Lenovo’s Taipei server R&D Centeoduct marketing director, Andrew Huang told Digitimes that y, Lenovo has two product brands under its server business, ThinkServer and System X, and Lenovo is no longer using the IBM name to sell System X servers. more»
Lenovo’s chief operating officer said that folding IBM’s System x practice into his company has been tricky.
Gerry Smith, COO and executive vice president of Lenovo’s PC and Enterprise Business Group, said it was taking a lot to retrain the IBM suits in a culture which was a little faster and less stodgy. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill is churning out a hell on earth yarns claiming that Microsoft is close to buying up a slice of the canadian telecommunications company BlackBerry.
A few other tech companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei are also amongst those interested in buying the outfit but Microsoft has been wining and dining a few investment firms to assess their chances of taking over BlackBerry. more»
Motorola has been told by a US jury that it used an idea in a patent troll’s portfolio without permission.
Intellectual Ventures’ claimed that it invented multimedia text messaging, something that Motorola said it came up with.
The jury, which deliberated for about a day and a half, cleared Motorola on a second patent related to wireless bandwidth, which it said was invalid. more»
A research company believes that Samsung will be the number one smartphone vendor in 2015, taking the lead over Apple.
Digitimes Research (DR) said the top 10 vendors this year will be Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi, Microsoft, TC, Coolpad and Oppo. more»
While most people think that the smartwatch thing is doomed in the long term, no one seems to have told the manufacturers.
Lenovo is the latest to leak the design of its upcoming smartwatch indicating that if there is money to be made in the kit, it wants more than anyone else. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that the best way to stop the Chinese pirating its Windows 10 operating system is to give it to them.
Microsoft has decided to push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. more»
A report said there were large falls in shipments of notebooks in January and February.
Digitise Research said that shipments for the five multinational brands and the top three manufacturers – original design manufacturers – fell by 13 percent and 18 percent in February. more»
Lenovo is still peddling notebooks pre-installed with dangerous, HTTPS-breaking adware, despite saying it had abandoned the practice.
Initially, Lenovo said the Superfish ad-injector posed no threat, a position it quickly reversed and then said the company stopped bundling the software in December. more»
Figures supplied by market analyst company Gartner showed that the worldwide server market grew 4.8 percent in shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014.
And revenues grew 2.2 percent in that quarter, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
Jeffrey Hewitt a VP at Gartner, described server market for the whole of 2014 as showing strong growth. more»
In 2014, sales of smartphones to individuals reached 1.2 billion units worldwide, a rise of 28.4 percent compared to 2013.
Worldwide sales of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2014 saw an increase of 29.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013, totalling 367.5 million units, according to Gartner. more»
Announcements from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) are as thick as blankets of snow this week, and Lenovo has joined in the chase for more business by announcing a range of three tablets.
Lenovo, according to market watchers, has been doing comparatively well in the tablet market. more»
A cyberattack by a hacking group called Lizard Squad brought down Lenovo’s web site yesterday.
That’s following the revelation that Lenovo shipped adware called Superfish on some of its notebook devices.
Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for downing the Sony site at the end of last year. more»