October 2, 2014

New Blood At Lenovo To Help Take On HP, Dell

"If Lenovo follows that same playbook for the server business it did with IBM's ThinkPad business, I'm sure they will be successful," said Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus, a Lenovo partner based in Minnetonka, Minn. 

Swank said Lenovo has its work cut out for itself. 

 The server market is particularly difficult because, "people don't switch their server brands very often. It's a tough nut to crack," he said. The cloud is making the market more competitive, Swank added, as small businesses tend to abandon servers and move to the cloud, a trend impacting all manufacturers.

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