Lenovo: From a hardware supplier to an IT solution provider EJINSIGHT

Yu Jie, Vice President of Intelligent Device Group, Global Services, Lenovo, shared how the group regained momentum from the impact of the pandemic with its service-led transformation effort. Photo: Lenovo.

Lenovo (00992), the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, has been ramping up efforts in its transformation from a primarily hardware supplier to a solutions provider amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to its top executive.

“We are emerging as more than just an IT vendor to sell devices and hardware, and instead, seen as a solution provider capable of helping our customers address their most critical needs,” said Yu Jie, Vice President of Intelligent Device Group, Global Services, Lenovo, in an exclusive interview with EJ Insight.

Earlier this month, Lenovo reported strong sales and profit growth for the quarter ended June 30, with the revenue up by almost 7 percent year-on-year to US$13.3 billion.

While the PC and smart devices division accounts for US$10.6 billion in Lenovo’s revenue, a key highlight of the result would be a 38 percent year-on-year growth in Lenovo’s software and services revenue, to more than

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The 7 Major Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses



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A businessman clicks on the virtual cloud in network on blurred background

When I worked at Apple, my customers constantly asked me to explain what the cloud was. They’d seen “iCloud” on their devices and didn’t truly understand what it was for, what it did, or where the cloud actually was.

In all fairness, I don’t think the big tech companies that made cloud computing a reality for the everyday consumer did a great job explaining what it is. Well, that’s what I’m here for. I’ll give you the rundown of everything you need to know about the cloud and its advantages for small businesses.

• Data security

• Remote access

• Little to no maintenance

• Reduced IT costs

• Disaster recovery

• Collaboration

• Scalability

Overview: What is cloud computing?

The cloud. This mysterious realm where all of our data seems to live. Some people

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Global Edge Computing Market by Component, Application, Organization Size, Vertical and Region

DUBLIN, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Edge Computing Market by Component (Hardware, Platform, and Services), Application (Smart Cities, IIoT, Content Delivery, Remote Monitoring, AR and VR), Organization Size (SMEs and Large Enterprises), Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Edge Computing Market is Projected to Grow from USD 3.6 Billion in 2020 to USD 15.7 Billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 34.1% During the Forecast Period.

Rising focus of enterprises on increasing speed, ensuring resiliency and security and eliminating outage issues in minimal time, to drive the growth of edge computing market

The edge computing market is growing rapidly with the growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT)across industries; rising demand for low-latency processing and real-time, automated decision-making solutions; and the need for surmounting exponentially increasing data volumes and network traffic. However,

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Hardware as-a-Service (HaaS) Industry Growth Insights 2020-2025 – Featuring Navitas Lease Corporation, FUSE3 Communications, Ingram Micro, and Design Data Systems Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Hardware as-a-Service (HaaS) Market: Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) Market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 26.2% over the forecast period 2020-2025.

Increasing need to adopt new IT solutions, increased digitization, increasing investment of small and large scale enterprises in the HaaS hardware and services, technical advancements and product innovation, and increasing load on cloud infrastructure are some of the major factors influencing the growth of HaaS market.

Market Highlights

  • HaaS model is emerging as a method of technology acquisition for businesses looking for new ways to serve customers in a competitive market, with minimal pressure on a company’s financial operations. The HaaS model is more cost-effective among businesses that frequently replace or upgrade their hardware.
  • This offering provides affordable, managed solutions with a rental agreement which also bundles maintenance and support along
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Buying Plants Online? Don’t Make These 7 Harmful Mistakes


Now that we’re all spending more time at home, it’s no surprise that some of us have picked up new hobbies. After all, you can only take in so much Netflix before you start to get restless. And there’s a good chance one of those hobbies has something to do with plants.

Pandemic plant parents are definitely a thing, and there are more of us out there than you think.

For that reason, your local nurseries, garden supply stores, and even hardware stores may be running low on supplies. If that’s the case, it may be time to move your plant search online.


But buying plants online is a lot different from choosing them in person. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, it can lead to disaster.

But we’re not

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HEISHA Launches Its Latest Advanced Drone-in-the-Box Hardware Platform

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HEISHA, a drone charging solution and unattended drone system provider, has launched a new drone-in-the-box hardware platform, D.NEST on Aug. 20 with a limited-time promotion to celebrate the launch. The first 200 Users who buy a standard D.NEST will get a Mavic 2 Zoom or 1,126 USD off their purchase. ” data-reactid=”12″SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HEISHA, a drone charging solution and unattended drone system provider, has launched a new drone-in-the-box hardware platform, D.NEST on Aug. 20 with a limited-time promotion to celebrate the launch. The first 200 Users who buy a standard D.NEST will get a Mavic 2 Zoom or 1,126 USD off their purchase. 

HEISHA’s D.NEST, a truly automatic drone-in-the-box hardware platform, which is compatible with DJI drones, open-source project drones and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. HEISHA has inventory at present and is capable

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Town Weighs Eminent Domain Of Parcel Pitched For Hardware Store

MATTITUCK, NY — An ongoing debate continued to rage Tuesday over a parcel in Mattituck proposed for a hardware store that has the community divided — as a public hearing was held on the possibility of Southold Town seizing the land through eminent domain.

Eminent domain means that a government entity can appropriate a private parcel for public use, while compensating the owners for the land.

A virtual public hearing was held Tuesday to discuss the possible eminent domain of a 1.75 acre property located at 12500 Main Road in Mattituck, near the intersection of Main Road and New Suffolk Avenue.

In recent years, community members have turned out for public meetings concerning a plan pitched by the family that owns Brinkmann’s Hardware, which has locations in Sayville, Blue Point, Holbrook and Miller Place, as well as a paint store in Jamesport. Their plan is to open a new paint

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Industrial Applications Demand Reliable Rugged Hardware

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Ericsson projects that the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach 1.5 billion in 2022, and the number of Industrial IoT (IIoT) connections will exceed 3.5 billion by 2023.The explosive growth of embedded computers and IoT connections fuel an ever-increasing number of IoT applications. Industrial sectors that can benefit from the use of IoT devices include traffic engineering, data-logging, oil and gas exploration, and others. But there are challenges that need to be overcome.

Challenges in Traffic Engineering

According to the statistics from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the overwhelming majority of illegal drug shipments that include heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, etc., are smuggled through established ports of entry using cars, planes, and ships. 

Border Security and Customs Officers’ Challenges

There are many challenges that are apparent with border security and customs. Identifying suspicious people, access to historical data of cars, integrating the identity

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IBM Services and CBRE Deliver “Smart Maintenance” Services to Data Center Clients

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IBM Services and CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services company in the world, are expanding their long-term relationship to provide technology support services for CBRE’s clients at select data center facilities it manages.

A new CBRE offering called Smart Maintenance is the latest addition to their existing suite of Converged Data Center Services. Powered by IBM Services, it leverages IBM’s AI, augmented reality technologies and deep analytics to provide vendor-agnostic, predictive and reactive hardware maintenance for CBRE’s data center clients’ technology assets.

As part of the agreement, IBM will work with CBRE technicians as an onsite extension of IBM’s Remote Technical Support. CBRE technicians intend to diagnose and maintain IT hardware from a wide range of manufacturers, leveraging IBM’s augmented reality and Watson-enabled AI technologies while being supported by IBM’s global platform, which includes 57 call centers worldwide, tens of thousands IT support specialists and 585 parts centers carrying

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ICT tenders: Hardware makes a comeback

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The National Tender Bulletin is a subdued affair this week as procurement activity across the public sector retreats to projects of lower value. The lessened interest is possibly a result of reduced budget allocations and increased scrutiny of tender processes.

Following weeks of rapidly declining interest, the hardware sector sees a comeback in the issue, attracting six invitations. The software sector, falters somewhat, falling short of receiving notices in the double digits. The services sector comes out tops in the edition with 11 new tender opportunities.

With little else to cause excitement it is the Department of Science and Innovation that provides this week’s notable advertisement. In it, the department says it is looking for technical consultants to support it in assessing applications and progress reports for the research and development tax incentive programme.

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SITA is advertising for the supply, installation and configuration of local

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