Lenovo: Time for a Linux Server Strategy?
May 29, 2008, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"The VAR Guy runs hot and cold on Lenovo. One minute, he praises
Lenovo's ThinkPad brand. The next, he openly wonders if Lenovo can
hold off rivals like Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer. Plus, Lenovo's
server strategy--particularly as it relates to Linux--is nowhere to
"Frankly, The VAR Guy always considered Lenovo 'half' a company.
Sure, Lenovo makes solid laptops, desktops and workstations.
Wonderful. And Lenovo dominates the PC market in China. Kudos. But
the former IBM PC company lacked more sophisticated
products--particularly Intel servers running Linux and Windows.
That's where the real action--and the real margin--is..."