Rahil Arora

As you head to Accelerate 2014 this week, think about the smartphone, tablet or desktop you carry with you. Think about how important those devices are, and how it would affect you if you broke or lost of one of them. In recent years, with our increased reliance on cloud computing, we’ve been led to believe the hardware is not that important. All that matters is the data. But what if you have just taken some photos or written a new report that you didn’t back up before the device malfunctioned or got lost? You certainly wouldn’t question the importance of the hardware then. We all carry unique data in our devices that we want to keep safe and secure. It’s easier to do that if the devices used to store the data are durable and dependable. The quality of the hardware is quintessential to our satisfaction and happiness with the device. You’ve told us you want device diversity and innovation, and we will show our commitment to both. While our competitors change their minds on what platforms and devices to support, we have been busy assembling a diverse portfolio of devices to address the needs and preferences of all end users. Our growing portfolio includes servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and convertible PCs that combine tablet and notebook features. As our business partners, you can leverage the diversity in our portfolio to consult with customers and help them match devices to the specific needs...

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Lenovo Touch Screen Products

Lenovo Touch Screen Products

Touchscreens are not just for tablets and smartphones anymore, as PC vendors steadily increase their shipments of touch-enabled PC notebooks. IDC forecasts that by 2016, 75 percent of computing devices will be touch-enabled. For businesses considering notebook refreshes, it makes sense to include touchscreens in their spec lists. Businesses typically manage refreshes on a three-year cycle, and as operating systems and applications become touch-enabled, users will want the functionality. For their part, solution providers need to be ready to advise customers on touchscreen benefits. In their trusted advisor role, providers should coach clients on the wisdom of refreshing their notebook fleets with the latest available technology, especially considering that Microsoft designed the Windows 8 operating system to support touch commands. When navigating the web, Windows 8 users with access to a touchscreen can get from page to page, and zoom in and out, by tapping their notebook screens – just as they do with smartphones and tablets. The result is a more satisfying, faster browsing experience. Mobile device users, especially younger generations, are accustomed to performing tasks with touch commands, from web browsing to scrolling through photos, to writing emails and text messages. Familiarity, therefore, is a major factor in the increasing popularity of touchscreens. People also use them to withdraw money at ATMs, activate home appliances such as...

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