Chinese tech giant Lenovo has said that it expects about 20-25 per cent of its server revenues to come from the government vertical on the back of initiatives like Digital India.
Lenovo has acquired IBM’s global x86 server business in 2014 for $2.1 billion and it currently gets around 12-13 per cent of its revenues from the government sector in India.
Siddesh Naik, Director, Lenovo Enterprise Business Group, said, “The government has initiated many projects and we are participating in many areas like surveillance and eGovernance. We expect to get about 20-25 per cent of our revenues from the segment in the next three years.”
He added, “Currently, about 12-13 per cent of its server revenues are coming from the government vertical, which is a top priority segment.”
Naik also said that the company is part of three pilot projects for surveillance but declined to name the cities where these are being carried out. He also said that enterprises segment comprising sectors like manufacturing, FMCG, etc. is the largest for us since we get about 45 per cent of our revenues from there.
Lenovo has also launched the Thinkserver brand in India with two models- ThinkServer TS140 and ThinServer RD450.
“With ThinkServer, we aim to add to our robust portfolio across the entire server spectrum, right from entry-level to high-end servers,” said Naik.
He also said that the launch is a step towards becoming a market-leader in enterprise solutions by 2020.