Posted Apr. 4, 2014 at 6:36 a.m.

Premium Lock Lenovo, IBM face 'perfect storm of issues' in US server deal review

Published: 2014-04-04 06:36:26
Updated: 2014-04-04 06:36:26

Lenovo               Lenovo Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

Lenovo has already secured office space in RTP for some 2,000 IBMers who are expected to be transferred as part of then $2.3 billion deal for Big Blue's x86 server business. But Bloomberg news reports that the deal faces a "perfect storm of issues" in winning U.S. government approval. It's deja vu 2005 all over again....

Read More
Read More

WRAL TechWire any time: Twitter, Facebook

Copyright 2014 WRAL TechWire. All rights reserved.
The Skinny

The Skinny

WRAL TechWire Publisher and Editor Rick Smith dishes out tidbits from the local technology sector. Read more articles…

page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first
This is that similar to what happened to Honeywell when France took it over. DoD has some projects classified as NOFORN and are especially sensitive to non democratic sources.
Doesn't the U.S. Government realize that the servers they have been buying from IBM are made in China and configured in the US? I guess the Government wouldn't believe an American company would be capable of installing sleeping eagles software to gain access to US secrets. The bigger picture is how inept are the people working in the U.S. Government IT that they would not be able to detect or recognize the malicious software.
Yes, they will buy it intact and it will stay intact for a couple of months. But then the layoffs will begin.....
Well, if the purchase of the laptop business is any indicator, you can just about be certain that Lenovo will be laying off IBM workers soon after the deal is completed.
page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

Please Log In to add a comment.

Best of TechWire Insider

Techwire Inside Partners


Frank Vinluan
Life science
Vivek Wadhwa
Dr. Mike Walden
Tech economy