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Matthew Simpson, Intern for North America Field Technical Sales Support (FTSS) team

Matthew Simpson, Intern for North America Field Technical Sales Support (FTSS) team

Summertime for a teenager often means sleeping in late, spending days at the pool and maybe a summer job or two.  For Matthew Simpson, 16, of Durham, NC this summer has been spent working on two projects at Lenovo: a Stoneware WebNetwork portal and a benchmarking and configuration effort with the ThinkStation development engineers. Matt presents the WebNetwork architecture. Simpson, who will soon begin his senior year at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham, joined Lenovo’s North America Field Technical Sales Support (FTSS) team in June as part of a collaborative effort between Lenovo and the NCSSM. “We started a partnership with Science and Math consisting of several initiatives, from technology to HR to PR.  We want to engage young people in Lenovo as a career opportunity and took this first opportunity to introduce them to our PC+ strategy,” said Dave Buchanan, Director of the NA FTSS team. A tech wizard even at 16, prior to his time with Lenovo, Matt focused primarily on software. “In middle school, I started picking up software development,” he stated. “My floor was literally covered with computer science books, but I never really explored hardware until coming here.” “Matt’s work on ThinkStation this summer will prove to be invaluable as we challenge the competition going forward,” said Bryan Young, a software architect for the ThinkStation Business Unit.  “He...

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ThinkStation C30 makes friends at Comic Con 2013

ThinkStation C30 makes friends at Comic Con 2013

It’s a fact, Lenovo has incredible momentum.  According to the latest from IDC and Gartner, Lenovo is #1, the leader in worldwide PC market share.  We also continue to climb the rankings of the Global Fortune 500.  A key driver of this success is the power of the Think brand.  However, if there is one industry where the Think brand has yet to dazzle, it is in media and entertainment. Conventional wisdom is that the creative types fueling the industry just want sexy devices, not the iconic black box known as ThinkPad, designed for corporate customers.  And if ThinkPad can’t attract media and entertainment customers…well, what hope does ThinkCentre, ThinkServer, and ThinkStation have of cracking the market? This isn’t to say that Lenovo doesn’t have some fantastic media and entertainment customers.  Customers like Bit Theory™ specialize in cutting edge after effects for the film industry.  In fact, it was Allen Bolden, Bit Theory President, who suggested partnering with them to create a virtual experience we could demonstrate at Comic-Con….that’s right, ThinkStation at Comic-Con!  While Comic-Con is in no danger of being confused with Autodesk University as an event ripe with opportunity for ThinkStation sales, it was nevertheless, enlightening. I was introduced to influential IT decision-makers, as well as, product users in the media and entertainment industry.  If...

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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...

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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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It happens every day.  A customer calls into our help centers and finds out that his system needs a repair that is not covered by warranty.  Perhaps the warranty has expired.  Perhaps the system sustained accidental damage and was not covered under our Accidental Damage Protection Service. In any case, the customer is faced with buying a replacement part and is told how much that part + labor (if Lenovo is performing the work) will cost.  The next reaction is predictable and follow’s Kubler-Ross’ famous five steps. You must have put the wrong part number in.  Check again. Why does this part cost so much?  You guys are ripping me off Please oh please make an exception for me! I should have never bought this crummy model Fine.  Take my credit card and send me the part. While we can’t act as your psychiatrist, we can at least help you understand why spare parts may cost more than something generic you can find on Amazon.  When you buy parts from Lenovo, you’re buying an original, genuine part that has been regression tested with your particular model of machine.  This testing is performed during our initial development and continues through the life of the system as we receive warranty parts back and test for ongoing defects.  We guarantee that the replacement part you...

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