HP aggressively went after IBM's x86 customers ahead of the Lenovo acquisition and had some success. Lenovo execs say it's now time to fight back and become the No. 1 server vendor. On Oct. 1, Lenovo will be No. 3.
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Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
IBM's M5 portfolio revolves around rack and tower, blade, dense and integrated systems.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the $2.3 billion sale of IBM's x86 server business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
China has approved Lenovo's proposed buy of IBM's low-end server business for $2.3 billion.
IBM's bid to sell its low-end server business to Lenovo is in limbo as regulators worry about national security issues.
More than 1,000 IBM workers at an affected server division demanded proper compensation and refused to be "sold" to Lenovo.
A week after it confirms plans to buy IBM's low-end server business, the Chinese hardware manufacturer says it's restructuring the company into four groups to diversify its portfolio.
Lenovo has agreed to acquire IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a move that will see 7,500 Big Blue staff move to the Chinese company.
Securing a server and a laptop should be two different things, but many organisations are still looking at solving the security problem by installing antivirus and other end-point packages.
Lenovo will include VMware's vSphere with Operations Management software and sell it directly through partners.
Lenovo's CEO says the PC maker will be making strides in servers, storage and the smartphone market in the next year.
IBM famously unloaded its PC business to Lenovo well before the post PC era hit. Is Big Blue bailing on commodity servers before the floor falls out?
Big Blue is seeking up to $6 billion for its x86 server business, and Lenovo is a top candidate as it does not pose a threat to other parts of IBM's business.
ICANN has set out new guidelines that it hopes security researchers will follow when disclosing bugs that affect the domain name system the internet relies on.
Haswell is set to be Intel's key processor for mobile devices right up to servers and its combination of thrifty power consumption and advanced graphical capabilities could power a new generation of post-PC devices.
Energy efficiency, improved performance and new monitoring software highlight the company's latest offerings.
The update adds multiple IP addresses to single AWS instances, so that developers are able to rent one server and then run multiple SSL-secured websites on top of it
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has gone to market for vendors to replace two major contracts for mainframe and end-user help-desk services.
Lenovo is now the number-two PC vendor worldwide and has just posted record results for the 2011/12 financial year ending 31 March. Little wonder, then, that Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of the company's ThinkPad Business Unit, was in bullish mood when I met him this morning in London (not even a two-hour cab ride from Heathrow managed to dent his enthusiasm).
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