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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated September 23

Premium Lock Apple is rebooting its enterprise strategy with the iPad Pro

Apple is taking aim at enterprise incumbents such as Dell, HP and Lenovo with the iPad Pro. TBR's in depth analysis provides insights on the strategy.


Updated September 17

Credit Suisse hiring for new location; Align Technology locating in Cary, drone tech

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Credit Suisse hiring for new location in Morrisville; Aliign Technology bringing 100 jobs to Wake; Raleigh drone developer teams with Kansas State on software research.

September 7

Premium Lock Lenovo, others back Intel's new Skylake processors, but will chips give PC industry a needed boost?

Intel Intel aims to reinvigorate the PC business with its new line of Skylake processors. No. 1 PC manufacturer Lenovo already is planning to include Skylake processors in a number of models as WTW reported last week But weak demand and longer life cycles will limit opportunities for its own revenue growth, writes Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Parker's departure triggers management shuffle in Lenovo enterprise group

Lenovo banner at a trade show         Lenovo names three executives to new positions in its PC and Enterprise Business Groups. The world's top PC manufacturer lost one of its top executives when Jay Parker resigned last week and went to work for Dell.

September 4

Premium Lock Christmas in September: Smartwatches, other gadgets shine at big tech show

Lenovo and Lenovo's Motorola are far from alone in rolling out new tech gadgets galore this week at the biggest tech show in Europe. The IFA extravaganza has plenty of the latest toys, computers, smartwatches and cameras. Here's a look.

Virtual reality in Berlin Virtual reality in Berlin

September 3

Premium Lock Lenovo's product parade: From smartphone with 'dual selfies' to new smartwatch

Lenovo and its Motorola brand are holding back nothing at the big IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin this week. New products and devices number nearly 40, from a smartphone with dual selfie capability to new smartwatches (including a women's collection) from Motorola and Lenovo's first "phablet."

Updated September 2

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils 'Surface killer,' host of new models at Berlin trade show

Lenovo is rolling out a host of new machines at the huge consumer trade show in Berlin this week, calling the lineup a "Holiday Makeover" for buyers. Among the latest is what is being called a "clone" of Microsoft's Surface - the Lenovo MIIX 700, complete with kickstand. Plus, Lenovo is embracing Intel's new Skylake chips.

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Updated September 1

Premium Lock Channel leaders hail Dell's hiring of former Lenovo exec Jay parker

Jay Parker  Jay Parker has returned to his tech roots after resigning from Lenovo. Parker is back at Dell as vice president and general manager for North America Enterprise Solutions. Channel partners hail the move.

September 1

Premium Lock Next Moto smartwatch; Lenovo PC, laptop refresh; Yahoo CEO's twins; ; Google vs. India; Hulu lands Epix

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Motorola prepares to launch next smartwatch; Lenovo updates PCs and laptops targeting businesses; Yahoo's CEO to have twins; Google takes on India; and Hulu lures Epix from Netflix.

Updated August 31

Premium Lock Lenovo teams up with Red Hat, offers hefty rebates in bids to boost server business

Lenovo banner at a trade show         Lenovo, which recently lost one of its top enterprise business leaders and has so far failed to recover all sales previously produced by IBM in x86 servers, is ramping up efforts to win more business. The latest is the addition of Red Hat OpenStack. Lenovo is also offering big rebates and other software.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.

Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

Rick Osterloh, right, now heads Lenovo's smartphone business Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Reports: Motorola now absorbing Lenovo smartphone efforts

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   Lenovo is wasting little time in moving ahead with a formal reorganization of its smartphone efforts. In reports from Asia, Lenovo executives say the global tech giant is betting its phone efforts on Motorola with that group now taking over design and production. But there still may be a Lenovo brand afterall. Lenovo's ZUK line apparently remains independent.

August 27

Premium Lock Lenovo mobile leader asks 'patience' for his strategy to win 'smartphone market melee'

Chen Xudong, the recently named head of Lenovo's mobile group, uses his personal blog to make the case for the changes he's making. One company but apparently two brands. A focus on quality, not price. Regaining trust. An emphasis on an "imperative" of "three things." He asks for patience, says he is "convinced" Lenovo "has a chance to win" what he calls the "smartphone crowded market melee." Our WTW Insiders get the full story.

Chen Xudong Chen Xudong

Updated August 26

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally

Updated August 20

Premium Lock Apple surges, Lenovo-Motorola falters as smartphone sales growth slows

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones launched a year ago      Apple is bucking the trend of a slowing growth rate for global smartphone sales with significant growth. But Lenovo-Motorola's sales fall sharply as do those of global leader Samsung, according to new data from research firm Gartner.

August 19

Premium Lock More Motorola change? Lenovo will create one smartphone brand, exec says

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   So Lenovo guts its Motorola work force based in Chicago by 25 percent as part of a big cost-cutting move. What's next? The top mobile executive within Lenovo says he envisions one brand, not two. Right now, Lenovo has its own smartphones then there is Motorola. What name will prevail? What group will dominate? Oh, you also might find interesting which market Lenovo considers most important outside of China.

August 18

Premium Lock Lenovo to begin manufacturing smartphones in India

Another "flash" sellout for Lenovo Lenovo, which has sold smartphones in batches of thousands in India through online "flash" sales, is now manufacturing smartphones in that country. The news comes a week after Lenovo disclosed a big drop in smartphone sales and layoffs that included 500 jobs at its Motorola operation in Chicago.

August 17

Premium Lock Bezos disputes critical Amazon story; GSK plant reopens; Lenovo's new storage move; report links AT&T, NSA

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Jeff Bezos disputes a New York Times story critical of the company's work environment; GSK reopens its plant in Zebulon; Lenovo launches a new storage product; and a New York Times report links AT&T with the NSA.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock The Chicago massacre: Lenovo gutting 25% of Motorola work force

A reorganization of Lenovo's smartphone operations in June included the ousting of its top mobile executive. On Thursday, Lenovo went much further:Motorola will take over as the lead on smartphone development but at the same time its Chicago headquarters work force is being gutted by 25 percent. Lenovo is making other cuts, too, but those include 7 percent in the Triangle and 10 percent overall across corporate white collar jobs.

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   Motorola's new Lenovo banner

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