IBM India would be launching a range of offerings including notebooks, desktops, visuals & options and services under its 'Think' umbrella. Abraham Thomas, MD of IBM India says that Think range of PC products would be ''simpler, more secure and would require fewer resources to deploy, manage and support.''
While the ThinkPad notebooks were already available, the ThinkCentre desktops would be launched in the second quarter of the next year, Thomas added. ThinkVantage Technologies to manage the cost of deploying end-user systems and implementing new technologies, ThinkVantage Design focussing on innovation to enhance ownership experience and Think Accessories and Services would be made available beginning the next quarter. The current range of offerings would be continued until the first quarter of the next year, Thomas informed.
IBM India Personal Computing Division Vice-President Alok Ohrie said the new range ''would redefine the future of end-user computing by eliminating human intervention in day-to-day usage of the personal computer.'' The overall strategy of IBM was to be competitive in terms of the purchase price while bringing about reduction in managed costs, which accounted for about 80 per cent of the cost of ownership of a personal computer, he said.
''For instance, in the event the computer crashes, the Think range of machines could be restored to their original condition in 20 minutes instead of the 90-120 minutes that it normally takes,'' Ohrie observed.