Lenovo shifts to computing solution provider beyond PC making
CGTN's Global Business

Leading PC manufacturer Lenovo has been listed as a top-five player in the serve market. The company aims to go beyond and work in the data center and computing areas. With the coming of 5G and new computing paradigms, Arthur Hu, Lenovo's CIO said everything will be connected in the future thanks to the Internet of Things.

Lenovo has emerged as one of China's most renowned multinational corporations. The company announced their "3S" strategies: Smart IoT, smart infrastructure, and smart vertical solutions, to meet the new trend challenges.

In terms of smart infrastructure, Hu told CGTN at the Web Summit 2019 that infuse intelligence into all elements that support and power computing is the need of the future.

"With the coming of 5G and new computing paradigms and as the relationship between where computing and where data lies shifts, for example with edge servers, they're going to become increasingly important as we think about new applications and supporting many of the new technologies," Hu said in relation to smart infrastructure.

Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. /VCG Photo

Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. /VCG Photo

Lenovo wants to package solutions from all industries, creating the "Smart industries and vertical" concept. Hu said the company is picking unique insights industry by industry and packaging them together into a complete solution. 

The company is normally seen as only the computer maker for ThinkPad, now aims to bring solutions and great computing experiences to consumers after the transformation. Hu said Lenovo provides computing that helps you connect with the world.

As the new paradigm is maturing, there are several discussions about quantum computing. Hu said there is still a way from broad commercial applicability. Quantum computing has the best usage scenarios for complex decision making, but there have been divergent opinions. 

"There are uncertainties. There are things and risks you do not know or may not be able to see around the corner. So I think that is instructive for how we think about it [quantum computing], which is if and when it comes, it will be a good compliment for classical computing," Hu added.

(CGTN's Cheng Lei also contributed to the story.)