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Lenovo: Time for a Linux Server Strategy?

May 29, 2008, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ 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 be seen.

"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..."

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