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Paul Scaini is a Canadian working in Beijing China as the Global Portfolio Manager for Lenovo’s   Commercial Desktop Business Unit.  His responsibilities include planning traditional desktops and All-in-Ones for both large enterprises and small and medium business. As a product manager I love to get chances to speak to customers big and small, especially to get feedback on ThinkCentre All-in-Ones.  I am still amazed how many customers have no idea what an All-in-One (AIO) is.  I’ve just recently spoken to decision makers at a Global NGO (Non Profit Organization) and a Federal Government, shown them an AIO for the first time explaining the benefits and now both have added AIO to their purchase lists. There is a MASSIVE opportunity out there for you to talk to your customers about All-in-One.  Even if they’re not desktop customers it’s a great way to get your foot in the door. “Hey, have you ever seen one of these before?” and even if they aren’t 100% convinced then it gives you a chance for other selling opportunities. Here’s what you’ll need to know: More Room for Work All-in-One saves about 70% space compared to a traditional tower and monitor, giving a workspace some room to breathe.  Education and healthcare customers love AIOs for labs and nursing stations that are often small and cluttered with paperwork.  From call centers to start-ups; any customer with...

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Ken Timmons works in ThinkServer marketing at Lenovo, but 30 years ago, he was one of the engineers on the original IBM PC. Thirty years ago today that PC made its way onto the world computing stage. Since then, it's made a large impact on the industry and influenced modern computing. A once in a lifetime experience! That’s how I’d sum up the opportunity I had 30 years ago to join the team that created the first IBM Personal Computer – the 5150. I was a young engineer with IBM less than a year out of college, when I was offered the job. At this stage in most people’s life, your vision of the future is somewhat vague. Who could have foreseen an opportunity to participate in the birth of an industry! The early days of the personal computer were a heady time.  We felt there wasn’t anything we couldn’t accomplish.  I remember a camaraderie that was somewhat unique in my 30+ years of work experience, and I still count many of those colleagues as my closest friends.  My role on the team was to help design the functional test equipment that would be used to guarantee the computer worked before we shipped it to the customer. This test equipment was built with a lot of the same technology as the PC, and we were learning as we went just like the rest of the team. Sure, there were...

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Gregory Boyd is an internal marketing consultant at Lenovo. He is also a professional photographer, which may give you some insight into why he so loves the visual aspect of Dual Independent Display. Dual Independent Display (DiD) allows me to connect two screens to one computer, which is important for visual artists. A common misconception is that if you replace your old desktop PC with a new all-in-one (AIO) like the ThinkCentre Edge 91z, you lose your old monitor too. But actually ThinkCentre AIOs enable your existing monitor to become a secondary screen.  This means I can use my old ThinkVision monitor or other VGA compatible monitor for new work! If you’re at all like me, your desktop is cluttered with your day’s work and you are likely running several applications at once. Even on a big monitor I run out of viewing space. I’m editing photos, reading email, backing up data, chatting online, checking the news, and listening to music at the same time, and I need to be able to see all of these with just one glance. When I recently upgraded my PC I was left with a perfectly good monitor that I had been using with my previous desktop. I hooked it up to my...

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Paul J. Scaini is the segment manager for Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Edge product line, helping SMBs look good while they work hard and play hard. In this post he discusses the ThinkCentre Edge 91z all-in-one desktop. My favorite quote: “You know the difference between you and me? I make this look GOOD.” -Will Smith Men in Black Big Willie knows what he’s talking about; in today’s competitive, modern world sometimes it’s not enough to do your job or run your business well. There is a ton of competition out there just as hungry and working just as hard as you are. At that point, what is the key differentiator between those who habitually succeed and those who don’t? It’s style; it’s swagger; it’s the ability to catch and keep attention; the confidence that comes from looking good and knowing it. I know some of you might comment below and say stuff like: “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” and “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” Anyone who works in the multi-billion dollar fashion or cosmetic industries will call your bluff. You can find thousands of examples where looks matter, even in nature. Take for example a peacock or tropical fish whose genetic survival depends on their ability to look good. I’m sure even Charles Darwin would agree with me here.

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Cory Grenier, ThinkCentre M Series Global Marketing Manager, works with large enterprises to help meet their demands for new desktop PCs powered by the latest technology. The digital office relieved people from the noisy clang of typewriters, but the introduction of traditional PCs also created a new challenge – they give off heat, making work places warmer.  We addressed that challenge with Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), ending the days of walking into an office that feels as stuffy as a gym locker room. This technology delivers ultimate thermal and acoustic performance. The new ICE solution, unique to our ThinkCentre M series, actively monitors key component temperatures in real-time, and optimally adjusts the fan speed to keep the system cooler and quieter. ICE acoustic performance is only 36 decibels. To put this in context, if you’re talking about what to buy your wife for her anniversary and she’s standing just three feet away – she still wouldn’t be able to hear you. Now that is quiet! This unique innovation is something that you’ll only find on a Lenovo desktop PC and serves as an example of the kind of research and development we put into things...

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