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Watch: Lenovo DCG’s Sumir Bhatia, Vivek Sharma on workplace trends in the new normal

25 Nov, 2020

Lenovo’s Data Center Group (DCG) supplies technologies and software-defined offerings to businesses with a suite of managed services. It works with partners like VMware, Nutanix, and Microsoft, and delivers solutions across sectors, including BFSI, manufacturing, government, and retail.

The Hong Kong-based company saw its revenue up 7% year-on-year at $14.5 billion for the second quarter ended September 30. DCG reported revenue growth of 11% year-on-year to $1.48 billion.

Ever since Lenovo acquired IBM's x86 server business in 2014, the company has been trying to push itself in the data centre market. The pandemic might have just given DCG the much needed boost as demand for work from home solutions has increased over the past few months. 

To understand the behavioural shift at the consumer end, TechCircle spoke to Sumir Bhatia, President - APAC, Lenovo Data Center Group, and Vivek Sharma, the India MD of the group.

In this interview, the two executives walk us through the trends that emerged in light of the pandemic, challenges faced, and the technologies that witnessed increased demand from customers.

Bhatia, who is based in Singapore, and Sharma, based in Bengaluru, also shared insights on the security front as well as the focus areas of the group to help customers in the coming years.