A snapshot of the planned transition of x86 servers
Why are we transitioning x86 to Lenovo?
IBM believes that Lenovo’s proven strengths in scalability, operational efficiency and a broad channel presence – combined with IBM innovation – will deliver a win for IBM’s x86 clients and Business Partners. IBM’s strategic alliance with Lenovo spans decades, and has enabled us to collaborate in developing and delivering high-value solutions.
Which products will go to Lenovo?
How will the transition work?
Until the agreement is complete, IBM and Lenovo will continue to operate independently. IBM will work with its x86 clients and Business Partners under current agreements. Once the transaction closes, IBM will work to ensure a seamless transition, and it is expected that our x86 leadership will join Lenovo.
For more information, please contact your IBM Sales Representative or Business Partner
Adalio Sanchez, General Manager, IBM x86 and PureSystems Solutions
Adalio Sanchez discusses the details of the proposed x86 acquisition and what it means for IBM clients and Business Partners.
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A personal message from Adalio Sanchez on the proposed transition to Lenovo.
IBM x86 GM talks about the future with Lenovo
An interview with Adalio Sanchez on the future of x86.
IBM and Lenovo execs answer questions about x86
Answers to media and analyst questions.
Starting new conversations with clients
IBM Business Partners offer their perspective on the proposed transition to Lenovo.
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Jeff Howard, Vice President, IBM PureSystems and BladeCenter
FAQs for x86 Clients
Answers to questions that IBM x86 clients may have about the transition of the x86 business to Lenovo.
Nick Maneri, Vice President, IBM Technical Support Services
IDC analysts optimistic on pending acquisition of IBM x86 business
IDC Link says the transition is "accelerating [IBM's] strategy" to focus on software, services and "the emerging 3rd Platform."
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A stronger portfolio for customers
TBR analysts discuss how, with the transition, IBM and Lenovo are aligning to drive synergies and create greater value for clients.
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Can a move spark a transformation?
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Smart CIOs plan for change
Ptak Associates calls the x86 announcement an "all-around winner." This report covers common questions and recommended actions for CIOs.
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Learn about Lenovo
Get regular updates about this leading global technology company and its commitment to the x86 server business.
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Lenovo statement on the x86 transition
Background and information from Lenovo about the proposed transaction.
Winning in Transition: new incentives for IBM x86 Business Partners
Sergio Amoni, IBM Vice President of x86 Channels, discusses the $250M investment IBM is making to help partners win with clients during the transition: incentives, marketing support and ongoing innovation..
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FAQs for x86 Business Partners
Answers to questions that x86 Business Partners may have about the transition of the x86 business to Lenovo.