Lenovo Offers Business PC Customers a Little Help
After buying IBM's personal computer division, the PC maker plans to open a U.S. facility, where it will work with Microsoft, Symantec and others to help customers better integrate business computing resources.One way that Lenovo Group, which recently acquired IBMs PC division, wants to attack the PC market is through closer collaboration with business customers. The company on Tuesday announced plans to establish a new Lenovo Innovation Center near its offices in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The center, Lenovo Group Ltd. says, will allow its customers to work with software makers LANDesk Software Ltd., Microsoft Corp. and Symantec Corp., as well as with hardware and services players IBM and Intel Corp., in an effort to put together different bits of technology more easily. The center, which will be staffed with employees from all six companies, will serve to create and validate ways to use PCs to beef up security, for example.
A customer might use it for a project that replaces standard passwords with fingerprints for logging into its databases. Many Lenovo IBM ThinkPads already come with fingerprint readers installed.