Feeds

IBM Germany will be Lenovo from May

First off the mark

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

IBM Germany will be the first country to offer Lenovo equipment from May this year. IBM is working with employees worldwide to sort out their transfer to Lenovo, the Chinese firm which bought IBM's PC business late last year.

Marc Fischer, head of IBM's PC division in Germany, said: "According to the current state of affairs we can take off on May 1. Germany would thus be among the first countries worldwide.".

Fischer said there were still many issues to sort out but an important milestone has been reached: "We have completed negotiations with the works council on the conditions of employment and all employees have now received their new employment contracts.", according to this story on heise online.

IBM told the Reg in a statement: "In each country within Europe, we are working to complete legal requirements and applicable industrial relations processes."

Lenovo expects to have 19,000 employees by the close of the deal, 10,000 of them from IBM.®

Related stories

IBM to sell Lenovo kit by year-end
US OKs IBM PC deal
IBM-Lenovo deal to face US govt. probe

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?