The move follows Meg Whitman portraying HP as a ‘paragon of stability’

Lenovo will send a memo to its server sales team on Tuesday, urging them to ignore the “uncertainty and doubt” its rivals are sowing over its acquisition of IBM’s server division.

“As the old saying goes, those who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones,” says the internal memo, which was leaked to the press Monday evening.

The memo doesn’t name names but Lenovo is likely responding to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, who’s said on two occasions recently that she hopes to take advantage of uncertainty surrounding both Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s server business and Dell taking itself private.

“I have to say, we look like the paragon of stability in the industry right now and we aim to capitalize on that,” Whitman said at a recent financial conference.

Lenovo announced in January that it will buy IBM’s x86 server business for US$2.3 billion. The acquisition is not yet complete, but when it is Lenovo says it will try to replicate the success it had integrating IBM’s PC division.

 

 

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