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Surging ahead of competition

Zafar Anjum | Dec. 20, 2011
“We continue to build on incredible marketplace momentum and are positioned as a strong challenger to become global number 1,” says Lee Chown How, country general manager, Lenovo Singapore, in an exclusive interview with MIS Asia online editor Zafar Anjum.

 Your company has launched enterprise-grade tablets in Singapore. How is the response so far? What are people liking about it?

Customers have praised the ThinkPad Tablet's manageability, reliability and security features that the ThinkPad brand is known for. Designed as a companion computing device for professionals on the go, the tablet's digitizer pen allows you to jot down notes while its full-sized USB port, full-sized SD card slot, and mini-HDMI for connecting to external projectors and displays are indispensable in work. Rescuecom has awarded Lenovo as the "overall most reliable PC on the market" in its Q2 2011 Computer Reliability Report. This ranking marks the second quarter in a row that Lenovo has been recognized as the leader in reliability.

 The jury is still out on the bring-your-own device future. There are two camps now with divergent views. How can enterprises benefit from Lenovo's tablets?

A recent report from Gartner predicted that by 2016, at least 50 percent of enterprise email users will rely primarily on a browser, tablet or mobile client. Our ThinkPad Tablet caters to the business user and the corporate environment, bringing into play their need for a true business-class device that addresses manageability, reliability and security.

The ThinkPad Tablet's portability, coupled with necessary enterprise features such as a full-sized USB port, full-sized SD card slot, and mini-HDMI for connecting to external projectors and displays, mean that it is a true companion computing device for professionals on the go. Security is also a key consideration for enterprise users and the ThinkPad tablet's suite of business partner solutions that include anti-theft software and the ability to disable the tablet if the device is lost or stolen; will is another key benefit.

In addition, our recent announcement of the "Personal Cloud" mobile internet strategy for the China market in November 2011 underscores the potential of our mobile internet offerings. This will satisfy the needs of every market segment and cover the new generation of the four devices - PCs, smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs. At the core of the "Personal Cloud" strategy is the "Lenovo Cloud", integrating the four end-device screens with cloud services, and delivering fast and convenient personal information management (PIM), four-screen interconnectivity and comprehensive social networking support to users. Thus, we expect our SMB and enterprise customers, including the government and education sectors, to benefit from this service.

 Recently, Lenovo unveiled three new tablets and a smartphone for the Chinese market and said it will launch a smart TV product in the first quarter of next year. Are there similar plans for the Singapore market?

In the mobile internet space, Lenovo has already made headway with its family of tablets and the Lenovo App Shop to provide users with a full ecosystem of tablet apps, content services and powerful tools in Singapore.

 

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