After two weeks on the road, exhibiting at PLM World in Dallas, TX and then PTC Live in Anaheim, CA, our staff and workstations have all made it back to their respective homes. Both of the events proved to be an excellent opportunity for connecting with prospects in a variety of industries. We showed off the latest and greatest in the world of Lenovo ThinkStation workstations, displaying the full product family while highlighting the ThinkStation S30 and ThinkVision 30” monitor. These products especially impressed users with their performance and clarity with CAD applications. Thanks to a well branded tradeshow booth and a high level of visibility through our show sponsorships, Lenovo further solidified our strong presence in the Manufacturing and AEC markets. Booth traffic was steady each day. Several visitors stopped by with follow up questions and comments after the “Tips and Tricks for Selecting the Right Workstation” session presented by Tom Salomone, ThinkStation Vertical Marketing Manager. At no surprise to the team, the remote workstation demo was a hit with attendees, even garnering attention from multiple media groups. The demo, using a ThinkStation D30 and ThinkPad Tablet 2 showcased virtual use of Simens NX and PTC Creo applications (at the respective events). Our team received positive feedback on the demo, specifically related to the favorable feedback time and ease of use. Naturally, no show is complete without...
Did you hear about the announcement today at the Red Hat Summit that Lenovo is part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network? At Lenovo, we’re very excited about this. What it means is that OpenStack, an open source platform for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), will leverage Lenovo’s ThinkServer product line for compute and virtualization. It also means Lenovo has taken the next step in ThinkServer’s open philosophy and “Cloud-Ready” architecture to provide customers more choice with individual stack components, including virtualization, storage, and network technologies. Two critical attributes of a successful cloud infrastructure is that it’s easily managed, and flexible. Lenovo’s “Cloud-Ready” philosophy is to help customers easily deploy a platform that provides an automated and scalable infrastructure. Together, ThinkServer, Red Hat and OpenStack will help organizations quickly move not only to a flexible and open platform, but a more cost-effective private cloud environment. To find out more about the OpenStack announcement, visit: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130612006098/en/Red-Hat-Shows-OpenStack-Ecosystem-Strength-Launches
THE SILHOUETTES create an airplane scene, showing the four modes of the Yoga: stand, laptop, tent and tablet.
A fun, flexible product like Yoga gives us marketers some really interesting ways to demonstrate its flip and fold and multiple mode functions. So when we came across the group, THE SILHOUETTES™, we exclaimed ah ha! These are the perfect artists to visually represent Yoga’s qualities in body-bending and mind-bending ways. We recently spent a day in Denver, CO with them filming a new, yet unnamed dance performance, choreographed to celebrate the availability of our newest Yoga, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S at Best Buy and on www.lenovo.com. We spent a few minutes chatting with Lynne Waggoner-Patton, creator and director of The Silhouettes about the Yoga dance performance piece. THE SILHOUETTES YOGA 11S Performance Q. What did you think when you first saw the Yoga 11S? A. I was amazed at its flexibility and how it converts to many different shapes making it adaptable to different situations. Because I travel extensively for my work I am constantly struggling with finding a place to work effectively. For example, when I try to work on the airplane and the passenger in front of me leans their seat back, it closes my laptop to a point where I can’t see the screen making it impossible to work! I wish that I had a Yoga laptop when I was on set with America’s Got Talent because it would have helped so much. I wouldn’t have had to drag my...
Tablet, PC, phone, and TV. You probably use at least two of those devices, if not all four, on a daily basis. Most Apps on any of these devices requires a unique login every time you use it. Coupled with this multiple logins is the difference in experience and user preferences from device to device. Not all user information/content transfers from the PC to the tablet. Some information/content is present on the tablet, but not on the phone. Or there is the trick of emailing yourself files just to make sure you have access to them on every device. All in all, it’s a disjointed experience and by the end of the week you’ve put more time and energy into managing how you use the device than being able to simply enjoy the experience and get things done. To solve some of these problems and simplify your digital life, Lenovo developed the consumer cloud technology called Lenovo Reach. It’s a single cloud powered application that lets you access your web based services, files, and information on any device with a single login. Lenovo Reach is the same interface and login no matter what device you are using. It’s a consistent, seamless experience that eases the disjointed experience. It provides 5GB of free cloud storage and is compatible on devices with Microsoft Windows 7 or 8, Google Andriod, and iOS operating systems across Lenovo and non-Lenovo devices....
The IdeaPad Yoga 11S had a big week, first with its website availability on May 16, then by heading to New York City to hang out at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). We attended ICFF for the first time to show off our latest Horizon Table PC and the three custom tables we had created for it. We had some fun with the fashion-forward Yoga: it turned heads at the show, and even made itself home in some home-design booths at the Javits Center.
Yoga kicks back and relaxes after a hard day of working the ICFF floor.
Right next door to Lenovo, Yoga checked out the latest bath designs from Kohler .
Yoga picked up some sweet swag during ICFF.
Flanking the other side of the Lenovo booth, Yoga tested out a stylish seat and pillow from Gabriel Scott, and picked up a tote bag designed by Jamie Derringer, editor of Design Milk.
Comfort to the extreme; Yoga cozied up on this plush velvet green couch from IKEA.
Ever a fan of the affordable, global furniture brand IKEA, Yoga was enamored with this emerald green couch from its new