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Lenovo” to acquire the “servers 86x” with “IBM”
“Lenovo” to acquire the “servers 86x” with “IBM”
Entered the company of “Lenovo” (Lenovo) and “IBM” (IBM) on Thursday in the final agreement, plans whereby the first acquisition of a work of recent private servers with architectural 86x, and so, in a deal estimated at 2.3 billion U.S. dollars, and in one of the largest Transactions held by the IT company in China so far.
Under the deal, “Lenovo” for the U.S. company the amount of two billion dollars in cash and the rest remains as stock with the Chinese company, this is based on the agreement to the long-term cooperation initiated by the two companies in 2005 when it acquired “Lenovo” on the work computers of “IBM”, which included a series Personal Computers “ThinkPad” (ThinkPad).
The company “IBM” will continue to develop its software for my system running “Windows” and “Linux” and allocated to the platform architecture 86x, to take charge of “Lenovo” the task of distributing the company’s products other American, such as storage systems and cloud storage and intelligent software.
After the closing of the transaction, will assume the “Lenovo” customer service operations and related maintenance. It will also continue “IBM” provide maintenance services delivery, and so on behalf of the “Lenovo” For a long period of time, so you will not see the customer only a slight change in the technical support service of their own, are also expected to get nearly 7,500 employees of “IBM” around the world, a job offer with “Lenovo”.
It should be noted that the agreement that comes after the announcement of “IBM” recently announced its intention to invest more than a billion dollars in “group and Watson IBM” (IBM Watson Group) New, in addition to 1.2 billion U.S. dollars to expand its presence in the field of cloud computing around the world, and through the establishment of 40 centers of data in 15 countries across the five continents of the world.
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