back to article Lenovo thinks customers simply love IT-as-a-service

Lenovo is boasting that customer demand for subscription-based services is growing after updating its TruScale IT-as-a-service portfolio. The problem is that not everyone seems to agree, including Europe's largest reseller. Enterprise hardware vendors including HPE, Cisco, Dell and Lenovo are all trying to compete with cloud …

  1. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    I think he's got it!

    I'm sure he's got it!

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  4. Palebushman
    IT Angle

    Anyone that agrees has been 'smoking dope' says one of world's largest resellers.

    Either that or these faceless behemoths have definitely got too much money/profits to play with. Why on earth would anyone in this day and age want to have their computer OS and Data storage systems on someone else's hardware!? Consistency, Reliability,Security and weather forecasting are like the phrase 'common sense', hard to find when IT is needed most.

  5. Mike 137 Silver badge

    subscription-based pricing simply shifts IT spending from capex to opex"

    It does more than that - subscription based IT makes business much more fragile as it becomes a permanently dependent on a disinterested third party that may withdraw or change the service at will, and also more immediately on the subscription payment mechanism never having a glitch.

    Now that access to its data is the essence of business, any such issue becomes a matter of life and death.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: subscription-based pricing simply shifts IT spending from capex to opex"

      You nailed it. There are not enough upvotes for this comment! We now have an outlook issue that is currently on P2, day 4.

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