PETALING JAYA: Lenovo Malaysia is expecting a strong upward momentum in sales this year, supported by the increased demand of laptops due to continuing work from home arrangements and an exciting new line-up of devices that it will be bringing to Malaysia this year.
“Covid-19 continues to impact both supply and demand. However, Lenovo has and continues to fare better than many in the industry given our operational excellence and global/local model, ” Lenovo Malaysia’s senior sales director, relationship segment Steven Loh told StarBiz.
“We see a positive outlook for 2021, with the new hybrid work model created by work-from-home needs driving sustainable growth in ongoing device demand and cloud/infrastructure requirements, ” Loh added.
He also noted that this is so because the new-generation workforce now expects a tech enabled workplace with the flexibility of how, when, and where they work.
Moving forward, Lenovo Malaysia believes employees will need convenient, portable devices that have access and are securely connected to their respective company’s network resources.
“Looking ahead, we see more long-term growth opportunities than ever as employees expect businesses to provide them with a work device that enables and empowers them to work remotely, ” Loh said.
“We see these opportunities in devices and cloud/infrastructure as long-term sustainable trends extending well beyond analyst predictions, ” he added.
Towards this end, Loh said that employers will need to look towards equipping their full workforce with the right tech tools, deployment, and IT support to maximise productivity and collaboration.
“Businesses, especially, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) focus on day-to-day operations to keep them going. However, limited resources often mean that SMB employees are juggling tasks without IT support.
“These issues make them feel distracted and inefficient, impacting employee performance, ” Loh said.
To prioritise smart collaboration, we’ll see companies shift spending to improving IT infrastructure and basic employee needs, such as work PCs, to ensure they can be productive regardless of location, he said.
“The office will likely transform from many desks, conference rooms and shared amenities to a cooperative business centre supporting specific project-based priorities on an ongoing basis, ” Loh said.
“Configurable workstations with nimbler and more portable tech such as laptops instead of desktops will allow employees to readily adapt their surroundings as needed. Laptops will rise in popularity, for both working from home and in the workplace, as well as for general needs outside of work, ” he added.
In anticipating this, Lenovo had introduced a series of new ThinkPad and ThinkBook laptops with distinctive features that enables greater productivity.
Lenovo said it had also previously launched the ThinkSmart Hub 500 and ThinkSmart View for a better collaboration experience, enabling teams to work better together whether they are in the same room or on the other side of the world.
Loh spoke at the L!VEonWEB Webinar: Smarter Technology Enables You To Do More In A Day, organised by Star Media Group in partnership with Lenovo. The webinar recording can be viewed at bit.ly/lenovowebinar.
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