10 Ways Lenovo Has Evolved in the Last Decade

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1 - Lenovo's Share of PC MarketLenovo’s Share of PC Market

Lenovo held 11.6% of the PC market in the U.S. and 20% of the global market in the fourth quarter of 2014.

2 - Lenovo Share of Server MarketLenovo Share of Server Market

Following the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, Lenovo’s share of the server market was 7.9% in the fourth quarter, up from 1% a year earlier.

3 - Dependency on the ChannelDependency on the Channel

A full 89% of its sales move through channel partners. Direct sales only occur at specific customer request.

4 - Number of Active Lenovo PartnersNumber of Active Lenovo Partners

Lenovo has 11,000 active PC partners and 3,000 server partners. The goal is to have 13,000 PC partners and 5,000 server partners by year’s end.

5 - Revenue Targets for 2015Revenue Targets for 2015

Lenovo sales teams have a mandate to grow the PC business by 15% and the server business by 30%.

6 - Lenovo Makes SoftwareLenovo Makes Software

In addition to just launching a WRITEit pen application, Lenovo has 70 million to 80 million active users of the SHAREit collaboration application.

7 - Lenovo Invests in Server Management SoftwareLenovo Invests in Server Management Software

Lenovo is migrating server management to the Clarity framework based on REST application programming interfaces.

8 - Lenovo Embraces Desktop DiversityLenovo Embraces Desktop Diversity

In addition to selling Windows PCs, Lenovo now provides PCs and tablet devices that run Google ChromeOS.

9 - Lenovo Extends Mobile Phone BusinessLenovo Extends Mobile Phone Business

Following the acquisition of Motorola’s mobile business, Lenovo plans to bring out smartphones running Windows to complement Windows 10 tablets and notebooks.

10 - New North America LeadershipNew North America Leadership

Aymar de Lencqueasaing is the new president of Lenovo North America and Sammy Kinlaw is now the channel chief for North America. Former Channel Chief Chris Frey leads the high-touch sales team focused on clients with 1,000 seats or more.

11 - More on LenovoMore on Lenovo

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