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Starting a business is never easy, and yet there is no shortage of people willing to go all the way in order to see their entrepreneurial dreams succeed. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), 27 million working-age Americans are starting or running new business. And survival in this swarming sea of startups is now determined by the clever application of technology as an industry-disruptor.

To ensure sustained growth of your business, it is imperative you consider technology, not just as an enabler, but the bedrock on which your business is built. There are three aspects that you need to be mindful of while developing the technology strategy for your business:

  • Your must-have technology
  • Specialized technology for your profession or industry
  • Support and assistance to fuel success

Must-have technology

New and emerging businesses need rock-solid IT infrastructure as the foundation of their survival and growth. The requirements for IT may vary, depending on the nature of the business as well as the stage of development your business is in. But there are certain must-haves which no business can operate without.

Whether you are operating from a friend's garage or a downtown business center, there are some IT requirements that are integral to the successful running of your business.

Digital Presence
With almost 80% of customers searching for products and services online before making a purchase, it’s imperative for any business to have a website. Apart from lending credibility to your business and providing information about your product or services to your customers, a website can be the springboard for all your marketing efforts. Plus, LinkedIn and Facebook pages are essential to be found on social media.
Dedicated Phone Lines
Customers, suppliers and anyone interested in your products and services should be able to reach you, effectively and reliably. A business phone solution can offer interactive voice response (IVR) options to direct incoming calls to the right person on your team.
High Speed Internet
High-speed internet access is the cornerstone of any business. It enables you to store data in the cloud, make calls using VoIP, and use a CRM application, among other things. A reliable high-speed internet connection is not only vital for operational efficiency but can have an impact on everything from profitability to customer satisfaction.
Local Area Network
Local Area Network or LAN facilitates sharing and exchange of information within a closed group of computers. It enables businesses to share files, communicate and collaborate in real time, securely store data and perform other critical operations. While networking complexity may vary from business to business, a robust LAN is a must-have for any organization.

Efficiency is not just an expectation but a demand in today’s perpetually short-staffed Startups. Technology can play a key role in boosting the productivity of employees who constantly juggle multiple responsibilities.

End-user Computing
Businesses have unique requirements; tasks, like analyzing vast amounts of data or rendering HD graphics, require computers with more memory space and higher processing capacity. Also, there is no one-size-fits-all. The needs of your mobile workforce are distinct from those managing data-intensive operations for your business. Therefore, the choice of devices should be made keeping its intended use in mind.
Secure Data Storage
When transitioning from a consumer to a business owner, security takes added importance. To ensure your data is well-protected, your local network should be secured with a firewall, and each computer should have inbuilt security features and anti-virus software. Also, all your data should be securely backed up with a viable recovery plan in place to cushion the blow of any unexpected IT disaster.

Perhaps the hardest stage of a Startup’s journey is acquiring and retaining a strong customer base. Here too, it’s survival of the technologically fittest.

Mobility Solution
For businesses operating in an increasingly mobile world, an effective mobility solution, that covers the tools and policy, can be the difference between success and stagnancy. This mobile workforce needs access to business resources, regardless of time, place or device, to achieve optimal productivity.
CRM Software
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software helps you manage the most valuable asset of your business – customers. It tracks, consolidates and analyzes customer interactions through a unified database, thus enhancing the quality and efficacy of customer engagement. Improvements in customer satisfaction, customer retention, and sales growth are just some of the benefits of using CRM software.
Data Analytics
The digital economy is predominantly driven by data. Data analytics tools help your business survive and thrive, by tracking business data from different operations and extracting trends, patterns, and insights that can be used to guide business decision making. As a Startup, reliance on guesswork and erroneous assumptions can not only be detrimental to growth, but possibly terminal.

Starting a business and growing a business are two different things. Without the right technology it's difficult to sustain and grow. Agility and scalability is what your business needs to sustain and grow.

Cloud Solutions
Easily deploy IT solutions and applications, pick and choose the solutions you need without high capital investment, and allow different functions, apps and users to co-exist efficiently.
Virtualization Solutions
Efficient space management and data security are two of the most critical needs to a new business set up. Virtualization solutions allow centralized control and management while making the most use of your existing IT infrastructure.

SPECIALIZED profession and
industry requirements

There are some basic technology requirements for all and any kind of Startup.
But some businesses have additional unique requirements from their devices.

Is your business one of them?

Financial Advisors
Business Consultants
Recruitment Consultants
Chartered Accounts
Specialized Requirements of the Knowledge Services Market

The knowledge services market is driven by vast amounts of data and a high volume of customer interactions. The sensitive nature of data handled by such firms necessitates the use of professional-class security protocols. Also, end-user compute devices with high processing power, multiple connectivity ports, and superior audio-visual capabilities are essential for knowledge-based Startups to operate effectively.

ThinkPad X1 series is the right end computing device for you.

With their slim design and long battery life, X Series lightweight ultrabooks travel easily. Their legendary ThinkPad performance ensures you never have to sacrifice anything.

SaaS
e-Commerce
FinTech
Gaming
Specialized Requirements of Technology Startups

The IT requirements of tech Startups are difficult to categorize. They can range from the fairly obvious to highly specialized, depending on the nature of their work. High processing power is an umbrella requirement, but high memory capacity, advanced graphics capabilities, and testing environment facility also feature prominently in the list of requirements.

ThinkPad T series is the right end computing device for you.

Our flagship laptop series builds upon a superior design with the performance and durability professional users demand.

Interior Design
Product Design
Landscaping
Animation
Photo/Video
Jewelry Design
Graphics & Advertising
Specialized Requirements of Design Startups

If you are a design Startup, graphic capability and processing power take priority when choosing end-user devices for a significant portion of your workforce. Also, to ensure critical design applications run smoothly and reliably, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) certification is not just preferred but necessary.

ThinkPad P series is the right end computing device for you.

Get the portability of a ThinkPad with the power of a workstation. The P Series laptops feature ISV-certified applications, lightning-fast graphics & processing, and more cutting-edge technology in a surprisingly thin, light package.

SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE
to fuel success

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LENOVO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services around the world that complement your technology solution.

100% solution financing Financing your entire solution including; hardware, software, and services, ensures more predictability in your project planning with fixed, manageable payments.
Maximum flexibility Our in-depth knowledge of the products, services and various market segments, ranging from small businesses up to Fortune 500 corporations, including public sectors, allows us to offer greater flexibility in structures, documentation, and end of lease options.
Fast and easy processes Our simple processes and fast credit decisions make it easy for organizations of any size or type to deploy the solution they need today.
24/7 asset management Manage your financed solutions with electronic access to your lease documents, payment histories, invoices, and asset information.
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Lenovo Incubator Program

A striking example of Lenovo’s commitment to innovation is Lenovo Accelerator, an incubator program facilitating the rapid and sustainable development of innovative business opportunities. The program offers funding, infrastructure, and business support for early-stage technology Startups, with the first phase focusing on robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

Get technology assessment and customized technical support services from a team of experienced engineers from the world’s top laboratories, including Lenovo Corporate Research & Development (R&T).

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Leverage Lenovo’s strong presence in the global market, and the resulting knowledge of domestic and foreign market statistics, to make accurate market forecasts.

Customers in
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Audited Suppliers around the world
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Showcase your product to the people who matter at strategically planned investment interlocks. Meet VCs from around the world, and capitalize on promising funding opportunities.

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Lenovo Solution for Startups

Choose from our all-round range of solutions for Startups

Core Bundle
Get a business grade PC with the perfect combination of security and support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium
  • Norton Security Standard 15 month (Electronic download)
  • 3-year premium support
Productivity Bundle
Get the most out of your Lenovo devices with our bundle of productivity-boosting accessories from Lenovo
  • ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint
  • ThinkPad Laser Bluetooth Mouse
  • ThinkPad USB Dock
  • Lenovo Stereo USB Headset
  • 24" Mainstream Monitor
Mobility Bundle
Work seamlessly on the move with Lenovo mobility accessories
  • ThinkPad Professional Slim Topload
  • Lenovo Stereo USB Headset
  • ThinkPad USB Travel Mouse
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