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How Perceptions of Lenovo and IBM Have Changed Six Months After the x86 Server Acquisition

Published: 18 June 2015

ID: G00272539

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, George J. Weiss, Philip Dawson

Summary

Infrastructure and operations executives can assume Lenovo has good x86 server potential; however, the vendor continues to trail HP, Cisco and Dell. Its x86 server acquisition presents I&O leaders with an opportunity to procure low-cost hardware and ask for developmental and ecosystem milestones.

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Analysis

  • Confidence in IBM as a Hardware Vendor
  • Lenovo Is Not Yet Seen as a Primary x86 Server Vendor
  • IBM's Declining Hardware Leadership Perception Has Not Affected Its Other Market Opportunities
  • Surprising Results on Hyperconvergence Market Expectations
  • Lenovo Account Activity Is Relatively Positive, but More Work Needs to Be Done
  • Other Indicators

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