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Q&A: David Schmoock says Lenovo is doing the right thing

Lenovo's leader in North America discusses the company's new U.S. manufacturing plant, the BYOD tsunami and more.

By , Computerworld
November 02, 2012 10:55 AM ET

Computerworld - Recent financials from some top tech players haven't brought much good news about the PC market, but Lenovo is bucking that trend in a big way. The China-based multinational is gobbling up market share and is now neck-and-neck with Hewlett Packard Co. for leadership in overall PC sales.

For our CEO Interview Series, Chief Content Officer John Gallant talked recently with David Schmoock, President of Lenovo in North America, at IDG Enterprise's CITE conference on consumerization of IT in New York City. Schmoock, who had hosted the launch of a slew of new Windows 8 and hybrid laptop/tablet products the night before, discussed how Lenovo plans to help enterprises deal with the bring-your-own-device tsunami.

He also talked about why Lenovo is opening a manufacturing plant in the U.S. and the potential for major consolidation in the PC industry. Schmoock, once Lenovo's CIO, discussed the company's expanding server strategy and explained why you shouldn't expect Lenovo's smart phones to be sold in the U.S. any time soon.

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