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Guest blog by Stephen Miller, Lenovo Ambassador and SMB champion In many ways, there have never been better opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to grow. Globalization means potential customers don’t have to live near a company’s facilities or even within the same country. Fewer market barriers and better communication options mean it is easier than ever to reach a worldwide audience, collaborate with far-flung co-workers and generally expand the boundaries of the business. The rise of social media has helped bring customers closer, while opening new marketing opportunities. Social platforms allow businesses to be more targeted and effective in their communications, and enable SMBs to interact directly and immediately with customers. At the same time, smart connected devices like tablets and smartphones make social media interactions easier than ever. Expensive office space is no longer an absolute requirement. The growth of smart devices and cloud computing enables employees to run business applications and access work-related files anytime, anywhere. Today it is possible for remote workers to be productive virtually anywhere in the world. The big question is, “How do SMBs take best advantage of the highly-connected mobile workforce and the ability to interact with customers in an instant?” One answer is to leverage 3 emerging technologies that are fast becoming must-haves for today’s successful SMBs....

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There’s nothing more frustrating to a propeller head—computer geek to the lay person—than using a slow computer.  For those of us who use computers for everything, life comes to a screeching halt while we watch the spinning blue ring.  Even though I work for “the fastest growing computer manufacturer in the world” (I couldn’t resist adding in that plug), you would assume that these problems do not apply to me.  I wish that were the case. There are about 26 million web pages that tell you how to make your computer faster or perform better.  Everybody has an opinion on what makes your system run faster.  The top things to do are: Increase your system’s memory Remove those pesky spyware, malware, Trojan horses, viruses, etc. Delete temporary internet files and temporary windows files, empty the trash, free up some disk space Fix your windows registry files Defrag your hard drive Of course this is not a complete list, but it’s a start.  For those of you who are computer savvy, performing these tasks are not difficult, just time consuming and they get in the way of your normal computing life style.  For those of you who have little to no idea how to do these tasks, rest assured we can help. Lenovo’s Premium Support Services has several ways to help you increase your computer’s performance, starting with our PC Checkup tool...

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ThinkCentre Edge 92z

ThinkCentre Edge 92z

Why should you consider All-In-Ones? Pooja Sathe, ThinkCentre Product Manager From traditional towers to ultra small form factors, we have seen desktops evolve in technology, performance and design. Last year Lenovo introduced the industry’s first 1 L commercial desktop - the ThinkCentre Tiny. This unique form factor is designed to fit into places where traditional desktops never had a chance - on the wall, behind the monitor and under the desk. The whole idea of introducing this paradigm product is to provide a space efficient design without compromising commercial desktop performance. As business demand and aesthetics limit overall product footprint in the desktop segment, the most important product to consider is All-In-Ones (AIO). All-In-Ones are still considered a niche product. IDC data suggests that NA AIO market size will be 2.15 million/year in 2013 and 2014. This is a significant and almost 15% of the total desktop market size. According to this data, the commercial AIO market is showing a rapid growth of 13.1% year over year whereas the traditional desktop market is declining. To continue with this growth trajectory, it is important to address the apprehensions customers have about the AIO’s performance, maintenance and expandability. In the next few paragraphs, we will explore why AlO systems are a great option for desktop users and give examples of ThinkCentre This will be done for two reasons: First, Lenovo is ranked #1 in WW...

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Turk Pipkin and his education and action nonprofit organization, The Nobelity Project, tackles pressing global issues such as hunger, climate change, and war and peace through powerful documentary films. One issue close to his heart is the education of children in Africa, and recently Pipkin was instrumental in building a computer lab for students in Kenya ("Bringing Education to the World, One Country at a Time"). While in awe of his activism, we were also mesmerized by Pipkin’s multifaceted Do spirit. Pipkin is a respected author of 10 books, a TV writer, and a former stand-up comedian and entertainer (“The Sopranos” fans may recognize Pipkin as Aaron Arkaway, the narcoleptic boyfriend of Tony Soprano’s sister, Janice).  Pipkin reveals how his past and present has connected to provide technology, inspiration and hope to children. How did the Nobelity Project collaboration with AMD and Lenovo form? The collaboration came from some great people at AMD, specifically the efforts of Bart Arnold, and Cory Grenier at Lenovo. One of our favorite new computer labs is at Kabiruini Girls Secondary School. The 200-plus students have new Lenovo ThinkCentres and Thinkpads with AMD technology. These are some happy and creative students, and their grades have gone...

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Today at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, Citrix announced the new Citrix HDX 3D Certification Program, and Lenovo is proud to be part of this announcement. We’re participating as a Silver Sponsor and demonstrating the M92P Tiny desktop’s capabilities as a virtualization device. The M92p Tiny is unique in the industry with it full power Intel vPro processors in a tiny desktop design, making it the perfect balance of compact size, high performance and easy manageability for XenDesktop and XenApp environments. We also offer thin configurations of the M92p tiny with a compact 8GB SSD and Windows Embedded 7. When it comes to today’s high-performance users (CAD/CAM, Oil & Gas, Financial trading and modeling) security and graphics performance are essential. Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp solve for security, but it’s the combination of Citrix’s HDX 3D and the M92p Tiny desktop that deliver  the graphics performance. M92p Tiny’s optional full power Intel vPro processors meets the hardware spec of even the highest Citrix HDX 3d Pro for breathtaking graphics to the end point device that are virtually indistinguishable from graphics executed locally. When it comes to the choice of running a traditional Thin Client or the Lenovo M92p Tiny for these Power Users the choice is abundantly clear.  ...

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