10 Key Facts the Channel Should Know About Lenovo

By Michael Vizard

Following the acquisitions of the x86 server business from IBM and the Motorola Mobility unit from Google, it was only a matter of time before Lenovo made its presence known across a much bigger swath of the channel. Lenovo recently unified its channel program in the United States under the leadership of Chris Frey, the company's channel chief for North America, and announced an initiative to entice managed service providers (MSPs) to standardize on Lenovo servers and endpoints. With the channel organizations in the Americas now accounting for 30 percent of Lenovo's revenue, the company clearly aims to take server share from both Dell and Hewlett-Packard to continue to fuel its growth. On the PC and tablet fronts, Lenovo claims to have a 20 percent share of the global market and, at least in North America, has yet to launch smartphones and other peripherals that could fuel its growth even further. Here's a look at 10 important facts and figures the channel should know about Lenovo.

This article was originally published on 2015-02-19