Products Cloud

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....

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ThinkServer RD330

ThinkServer RD330

Now where was that...? Staring at my laptop screen, I seem to ask that question more and more these days.  I know it’s mostly because of the amount of data we seem to need access to, but I can’t help wondering if my age is starting to factor into it too (but that’s a different problem). Today, businesses both small and large need to access more data - in private clouds, public clouds or your own device,  and often with different interfaces to the information, and IT organizations need to provide access to all this information…many requiring their own logins and passwords of varying degrees of strength – it’s amazing we can get anything done. Lenovo is now delivering a solution to address all this.  Recently, Lenovo acquired Stoneware, Inc.  A company with innovative technology that makes the complex environment of cloud computing much simpler.  What’s great about this is that a single web-based interface with a single password gets you to all your business applications.  In addition, when working from home many companies also require a VPN – with this solution, no VPN is required.  Stoneware webNetwork Powered by ThinkServer supports any device from any location, you can access your business information from a laptop, tablet or even your phone – and the interface is one we are all familiar with – an internet browser....

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BYOD and the Consumerization of IT

BYOD and the Consumerization of IT

Rich Cheston Master Inventor, Lenovo Rich Cheston has deep roots in the PC business and has even earned the status of Master Inventor at Lenovo. In this post, he explains the nuance between the terms BYOD and Consumerization of IT. If you’ve paid any attention to the computing industry in the last few years, chances are you’ve heard people discussing the trends around the Consumerization of IT, including Bring Your Own PC, or BYOPC, as well as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. Many people often speak of these trends interchangeably yet, while they are related, they do not mean the same thing. To make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s begin with a couple definitions. First, it’s worth stating that the Consumerization of IT is really about the “empowerment” of the individual user to use the device(s) of their choosing in the workplace. At the outset of this trend, BYOPC emerged four years ago as an alternative way for users to acquire their work PC without accepting the traditional company-issued model. In some instances, the user’s company will pay an upfront stipend to help offset the cost of the new PC. One of the limitations of BYOPC programs, though, is that most such programs do not include traditional company-provided IT support. While the Consumerization of IT started with BYOPC, it has exploded with the advent of smartphones and tablets. This has led to BYOD, which refers to people bringing into the...

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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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