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Blog, Enterprise IT - Friday, January 31, 2014 14:29 - 4 Comments
blog Remember when the Financial Review reported in August that devices manufactured by Chinese vendor Lenovo (including its extremely popular ThinkPad line) had been banned from use in the “secret” and “top secret” networks of the intelligence and defence services of Australia, the US, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, because of similar espionage concerns as have been leveled at Chinese networking vendor Huawei? Well, Australian government agencies just got a whole new kettle of fish to ponder over, with two key acquisitions by Lenovo which have taken place over the past week or so.
The first and most obvious issue for the security-minded in the nation’s public sector relates to Lenovo’s buyout of IBM’s x86 server business. This is what Lenovo had to say about the buyout last week:
“This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations … IBM will retain its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances. Continue…
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