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As you head to Accelerate 2014 this week, think about the smartphone, tablet or desktop you carry with you. Think about how important those devices are, and how it would affect you if you broke or lost of one of them. In recent years, with our increased reliance on cloud computing, we’ve been led to believe the hardware is not that important. All that matters is the data. But what if you have just taken some photos or written a new report that you didn’t back up before the device malfunctioned or got lost? You certainly wouldn’t question the importance of the hardware then. We all carry unique data in our devices that we want to keep safe and secure. It’s easier to do that if the devices used to store the data are durable and dependable. The quality of the hardware is quintessential to our satisfaction and happiness with the device. You’ve told us you want device diversity and innovation, and we will show our commitment to both. While our competitors change their minds on what platforms and devices to support, we have been busy assembling a diverse portfolio of devices to address the needs and preferences of all end users. Our growing portfolio includes servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and convertible PCs that combine tablet and notebook features. As our business partners, you can leverage the diversity in our portfolio to consult with customers and help them match devices to the specific needs...

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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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