RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – December 11, 2007 – Lenovo and Wyse Technology announced a new agreement today that extends Lenovo's PC portfolio with Wyse thin client computing technology. The agreement offers Lenovo customers around the world access to a wide selection of thin clients, including management and multimedia software that complements Lenovo’s notebooks and desktop PCs.
Customers can now purchase Wyse solutions directly from Lenovo, choosing from Wyse's recently expanded, comprehensive product line that includes desktop thin clients, mobile thin client notebooks and advanced multimedia acceleration software that integrates with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware desktop virtualization solutions. Key software components such as Wyse Thin OS, Wyse Device Manager, a device and asset management tool for networked resources and Wyse WSM, thin client provisioning software, will also be available to Lenovo customers worldwide.
"Adding solutions from Wyse Technology to our ThinkPad notebook and ThinkCentre desktop portfolio will give our customers a complete, industry-leading technology solution all in one place" said Steve Petracca, senior vice president, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. "With customers in all industries, especially healthcare and finance utilizing thin client technology, this partnership helps integrate a customer's thin client and other PC requirements."
Complementing an organization's overall PC environment, thin clients can help provide a secure, reliable and cost-effective solution with central storage of applications and data along with low power consumption and reduced hardware and IT maintenance costs. Combined with Lenovo's Think-branded portfolio of PCs, customers can benefit from a solution providing the highest levels of performance while helping to lower the total cost of technology ownership.
"As the global leader in thin computing, Wyse provides the technologies customers trust to help run their business," said Maryam Alexandrian, senior vice president of worldwide sales and channels, Wyse. "Together Wyse and Lenovo are making it easier for customers to have the most complete, reliable and secure solutions for today's demanding computing requirements."
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's best engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE