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CIO Summit 2012 Malaysia: Catch Me If You Can

F.Y. Teng | Sept. 5, 2012
Consumerisation is inevitable. Deal with it now.

Many organisations are turning to vendors such as Lenovo that already know and understand the challenges that IT managers are facing. We have a portfolio that does not only meet customers' cost requirements, but it also addresses their unique preferences. Whether it's the latest cutting edge consumer technology that C-level executives desire or enterprise-ready features such as enhanced mobility and security that IT managers demand, Lenovo has a solution to fit every requirement.

How does the consumerisation of enterprise IT impact the way Lenovo is developing and delivering its solution sets, as well as, working out its partner ecosystem?
We at Lenovo have been most interested in the area of devices, especially the fact that people do own multiple devices that have the ability to connect to corporate network should they be allowed to. We see that for work-related activities, or work that contributes to company productivity—the primary device is still the PC. Devices such as smartphones or tablets are still companion or secondary devices for now.  There are a growing number of people who are starting to use large screen tablets as their main workhorse, but this is mostly for presentations and access to specific apps. The main productivity work still requires a large display, keyboard and mouse combo and enterprise applications.

We are entering a new era in technology that we would like to term as the PC+ era.  An era where PCs are central to the digital lives of millions of people and businesses, there are many new devices such as tablets, smart phones and smart TVs emerging on the scene.  They offer different experiences and applications, but all share the "heart" of a PC, and will increasingly become part and parcel of everyone's daily lives.

Lenovo is fully committed to the PC space for the long term, and will continue to drive growth and innovation in PCs whether it's for the enterprise or consumers, while also expanding our business across the four screens (PC, tablet, smartphones, smart TV) of devices and into the ecosystem of cloud, services and other applications that make up the PC+ market. These four screens will be strongly integrated into the lifestyles of our customers.


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