Beginning immediately, products available through SED International include the ThinkPad Edge and SL laptops.
maker Lenovo and SED International Holdings, a distributor of computer
technology, consumer electronics, small appliances and cellular products,
announced that they have entered into an agreement under which SED will
distribute a selection of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, ThinkCentre desktops,
IdeaPad laptops, Lenovo-branded laptops and options to SED's network of U.S.
immediately, products available through SED International include the ThinkPad
Edge and SL laptops, designed for customers who want business-class
performance, are style-conscious and need these features at an affordable
price. Starting at around $600, the laptops are equipped with choices of
second-generation Intel Core processors and include multimedia functionality.
do the majority of our business through channel partners, and by adding SED
International as a new distributor, we're strengthening our commitment to the
channel and leveraging SED International's expertise in a market we do not
serve today, especially for partners who specialize in small business
computing," said Chris Frey, channel chief for Lenovo North America. "The
Lenovo-SED collaboration can quickly bring them products with the performance,
reliability and innovation their customers require."
G Series laptops offer a bevy of business-centric computing features, while
IdeaPad laptops feature multimedia and entertainment technologies that
customers can use for business or personal computing. The SED portfolio also
includes the ThinkCentre A70z all-in-one desktop for high-performance computing
that features a small footprint, making it ideal for crowded offices.
is excited about our new relationship with Lenovo," said Jonathan Elster,
president and CEO of SED. "We're continually evolving and expanding our line
card to better meet the needs of our partners, and this agreement provides an
excellent opportunity for SED to showcase its efficient and growing
distribution network. We see a lot of opportunity for growth in the SMB [small
to midsize business] space, and our new agreement with Lenovo enables SED to
offer our reseller customers serving this market a richer portfolio of products
designed specifically to address their SMB clientele's unique needs."
intend to expand their use of technology to improve customer interactions,
mobility options and operational efficiencies, according to the Third Annual
Small and Medium Business Technology Adoptions Trends study released on July
27, 2011, by CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the IT industry.
Seven out of 10 SMBs surveyed said they expect to increase their technology
spending over the next 12 months.
full third of the companies surveyed expect to increase their IT budget by 10
percent or more, and in the aggregate, SMB IT budgets are expected to increase
by an average of slightly over 5 percent. Among the factors driving SMB
technology buying decisions over the next 12 months are desires for better
network efficiencies and robustness; improved connections with customers online
and in a mobile environment; enhanced resource management and tracking; and
more business analytics.
International also offers custom-tailored supply chain management services
ideally suited to meet the priorities and distribution requirements of the
e-commerce, business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.
Headquartered near Atlanta with business operations in California, Florida,
Georgia, Texas, Bogota, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, SED serves a
customer base of over 10,000 channel partners and retailers in the United
States and Latin America.