Lenovo…SAP… and the Value of a System Portfolio

The concept of computing system “portfolios” is so commonplace in the tech industry that the term is essentially meaningless. At the bottom end of the scale are portfolios that consist of whatever servers happen to be ready for shipment on any given day. In the confusing middle ground are vendors that try to cover every single data center base by offering dozens of system SKUs and options that tend to confuse more than enlighten clients.

To my mind, top-end portfolios are provided by vendors that have both a solid lock on foundational technologies and a deep understanding of the issues crucial to their clients’ businesses. Lenovo’s recent quarterly earnings report and the news the company shared at ’s SAPPHIRE NOW this week highlighted why and its product portfolio remain top of mind for organizations aiming to maximize the value and performance of critical applications and processes.

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