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Lenovo Opens Up The Cloud

Lenovo Opens Up The Cloud

Cloud computing, if you forgive the pun, is a rather nebulous concept; difficult to explain to the uninitiated, but in reality, disarmingly simple. What is unquestionably true though is that there is not the same excitement about it among consumers as there is in the technology industry itself.  Thus the media reception for Lenovo Cloud at the recent CES in Las Vegas was muted, perhaps due to some understandable cloud fatigue on the part of technology reporters more inclined to write about the latest whiz bang hardware like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.  The apparent uniformity of cloud offerings, which are mostly focused on storage, delivering content and sharing within a private or hybrid network, is also a factor explaining the relative indifference.  The truth is, as some journalists grasped, Lenovo Cloud, already launched in China, is a more ambitious platform than the market has seen so far.  Firstly, access to the Lenovo Cloud is open to internet capable devices running any major operating system. This may on the face of it seem too good to be true, but given the Cloud is in essence web based, the closed solution alternative seems shortsighted.  In particular Lenovo Cloud is designed with the social...

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