Businesses have been slowly preparing for remote working over recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has pressed the accelerator down hard. Businesses need to transform the way they plan, purchase and deploy their technology to ensure employees can work remotely without sacrificing productivity and security.
That means finding a partner who can help get the right laptop or tablet in front of your staff, through to robust and reliable servers and storage.
LenovoPRO, the SMB Online Business IT Store, is a one-stop shop that offers customers discounts on purchases, specifically aimed at small businesses that don’t have huge technology budgets with flexible payment options to suit the way you do business.
Power to the people
Having the right tools at your fingertips is essential. Work can become a whole lot harder without a fast and reliable computer. A Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, equipped with the latest generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, is a great option. It packs capacious memory and storage with a vibrant 14-inch display that makes working anywhere a breeze. And integrated mobile broadband means you’re not tied down to the office – whether that’s at home or in the city. You can work almost anywhere.
If a laptop isn’t the right tool for your work, a 2-in-1 convertible, like the Lenovo X1 Yoga, powered by an Intel® CoreTM processor, delivers enough memory, storage and processing power to handle even the most demanding tasks. When you flip 14-inch anti-reflective display behind the keyboard, you get a powerful tablet, that supports 10-point multi-touch and the ThinkPad Pen Pro turns your computer into a notetaking and drawing machine. You can say goodbye to carrying a bag of notebooks and pens.
Choosing the right servers and storage ensures your business applications run reliably and securely. Lenovo has been creating and delivering server and storage solutions for decades. And that experience has helped them create a range of hardware to suit every business.
Powering the office
Budget-conscious businesses can start with a ThinkSystem tower server, powered by an Intel® Xeon® scalable processor. As well as having lots of processing power and as much as 768GB of memory, there are flexible storage options so you can choose to start with a modest amount of either HDD or SSD storage and then add more as you need it. That way, you can invest as needed.
LenovoPRO also offers a number of different rack-mounted server options. For central and main offices, the ThinkSystem range offers a great range of Intel CPU, memory and connectivity options in both 1U and 2U configurations. If your business needs even more power, Lenovo’s range of blade servers, mission-critical servers and high-density servers meet even the most demanding needs. These servers meet the most demanding requirements with support for the latest AI applications as well the ability to expand to support your business as it adapts and grows.
If you already have enough computing capacity in your central office, an investment in an edge server could be a great way to bring applications and data closer to frontline workers. An edge server can connect to your central systems and deliver the applications and data business users need – even in harsh conditions and where connectivity options are limited. Lenovo’s edge servers can be remotely managed with the Lenovo XClarity Controller and have cellular connectivity as well as Wi-Fi and 10Gbe. Powered by Intel Xeon processors, Lenovo’s edge server can be mounted in a variety of ways and are a great option for IoT applications as well as supporting workers in remote locations.
Delivering and storing information
Fast and reliable access to information underpins the success of businesses. Choosing the right storage solution is a critical decision when bringing together the systems that will help your business thrive in these challenging times. That’s not just about delivering information quickly today; it’s also about ensuring your backup and archiving systems are robust.
Lenovo’s storage solutions cover the full gamut of use-cases. For growing businesses, storage area network solutions can quickly add large volumes of flexible storage to support HDD, flash and hybrid flash drives to deliver data quickly and securely. Using the latest fibre channel switches ensures that data moves from the storage array to users with minimal latency.
Lenovo also offers a variety of direct attached storage options to augment your servers and to allow you to expand capacity as you need it. And Lenovo’s tape library systems ensure your data is protected, whether that’s for backups or archiving.
LenovoPRO’s SMB Online Business IT Store makes it easy to find the right solutions for your business. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty, it’s important to partner with companies that understand your needs and can accommodate what you need today without sacrificing the ability to expand in the future. With decades of experience, Lenovo can be that trusted partner.
You can find out more and explore how LenovoPRO can help here.