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