Lenovo as one


The hard and fast rules of where to work don’t exist anymore – now, you need a workplace culture that listens to the requirements of your teams and customers. But embracing the hybrid world means protecting your organisation from cyber crime has never been more important, or more of a challenge. 

As one, Lenovo and Microsoft are helping customers create a productive work culture that works for everyone, while a comprehensive, multi-layer shield of defence keeps their business safe. Whether it’s on premises or in the cloud, Microsoft and Lenovo are helping you be more productive while experiencing next-level protection.  

For Everyone 

As one, Lenovo and Microsoft's combined portfolio of solutions and accessories support whatever your workday demands.   

  • Running data-heavy software in tight spaces? Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Tiny can be mounted under a desk or mobile workstation. 
  • Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops are put through rigorous stress tests in line with US Department of Defense standards. The results show that these devices are slow to fail, and can even withstand extreme temperatures, vibration shock, and humidity. 
  • From headsets with noise cancelling mics to wireless power banks, Lenovo Go accessories ensure that everyone can work their own way, regardless of what may be happening in the background. 
  • Working as a team? Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, and SharePoint make it easy to collaborate on documents in real time, making group projects hiccup-free. 
  • What about frontline teams? Microsoft offers a low-cost licence for frontline workers in the emergency services and mobile workforces. 
  • Combining Microsoft 365 with Lenovo’s robust devices like ThinkPhone means that emergency responders and essential workers can stay in touch with HQ, wherever the shift takes them.

For Everywhere  

As one, Lenovo and Microsoft technology supports inter-continental collaboration, so working with a colleague in another time zone is as easy as being in the same office.

  • Microsoft 365 apps like Teams and Teams Rooms make chatting, meeting, scheduling, and file-sharing simple. So you can continue to empower your people to log on from anywhere. 
  • With Microsoft Teams, users also benefit from having one central place in the cloud to store and find files. This means hassle-free collaboration, thanks to Microsoft Office 365 compatibility. 
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint automatically safeguards against spyware, providing routine, real-time protection against viruses so sensitive data can be shared across the world, worry-free. 
  • Lenovo’s ThinkSmart tech brings smarter conference room experiences for better collaboration from anywhere. 
  • Want to work from anywhere with an in-person feel? ThinkSmart View Plus has an all-in-one collaboration bar that brings more natural, in-person experiences to virtual collaborations. Think premium audio, video, and whiteboard features.
  • Anywhere working means that background interference is inevitable. Voice Focus in Windows 11 will automatically remove unwanted audio in your calls, while an AI-enabled camera in Lenovo’s ThinkPad X13 helps you maintain focus on screen.

For Every Challenge 

As one, Lenovo and Microsoft help you spend less time on back-office admin, and more time on what matters.  

  • Lenovo’s Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) saves users hours in deploying and repairing devices. And with no large upfront sum, you don’t have to wait for budget sign-off to get the latest updates. 
  • Built in at the component level, ThinkShield has your supply chain security audits covered. With anti-tamper packaging, device wiping and secure recycling, ThinkShield protection spans the device lifecycle. Lead by example. 
  • Windows 11 includes built-in anti-virus and anti-malware software with automatic updates, as hassle-free as any other Windows update. 
  • Set it and forget it with Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which doesn’t need manual configuration by busy IT teams.

Security by Design

As one, Lenovo and Microsoft security solutions give users peace of mind – and that’s priceless.   

  • Built-in at the component level on all new Lenovo devices, ThinkShield has your supply chain security audits covered. With anti-tamper packaging, device wiping and secure recycling, ThinkShield protection spans the device lifecycle.  
  • Your people can go about their work safe in the knowledge that their privacy is protected. Other star ThinkShield features include the webcam shutter, USB lockouts, and biometric identity authentication readers.  
  • Built into Windows 11, Microsoft Defender Antivirus adds another layer of protection. It combines machine learning, big-data analysis, in-depth threat resistance research, and the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to protect devices. 
  • And as a security checklist runs every time a device boots, you know that your systems are always secure, and any unusual processes are automatically stopped. 
  • Lenovo Thin Installer pushes updates to end-users’ PCs with minimal interruption, saving IT time by eliminating the need to repackage updates to achieve automation.

Layers of Security That Work Together 

As one, from the keyboard to the cloud, Lenovo and Microsoft bring next-level layers of security to protect your business. Starting with Windows 11.   

  • Lenovo was first to market for Windows 11 PCs with Microsoft Pluton, an embedded security subsystem that provides multiple layers of defence for hardware. 
  • Windows Hello for Business makes for ultrafast secure login experiences, using PINs, facial recognition, or fingerprints. Lenovo’s biometric readers enable users to get the most from these features. 
  • PrivacyGuard keeps sensitive information safe thanks to angled light technology which restricts ‘over the shoulder’ peeking. PrivacyAlert warns users that something isn’t right with a discreet shield icon. 
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager works with Lenovo Deployment Assistant, helping administrators select and implement free utilities, and set Lenovo device collections. 
  • When it’s time to say goodbye to a device, ThinkShield tools can securely wipe drives and recycled endpoints.

There’s Always Room for Improvement 

With built-in protection from chip to cloud, you know you have the defences in place to face whatever the future brings. As one, Lenovo and Microsoft security solutions help organisations like yours consistently meet the new security challenges of this hybrid world.    

  • With every release, Lenovo devices running Windows 11 become more secure by default. Your IT teams can rest easy knowing that the very latest solutions are keeping their devices safe.  
  • Lenovo Patch, with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, patches endpoint drivers, BIOSs, and third-party applications. 
  • Microsoft Defender SmartScreen protects users from phishing attacks by sending an alert when a risk arises. Business teams can relax knowing they won’t slip up and endanger their organisation. 
  • Windows 11 solutions, backed by Lenovo hardware, prevent external parties from penetrating sensitive or personal data.

As one, CDW, Lenovo and Microsoft 

At CDW, our long-standing relationships with Lenovo and Microsoft help us deliver the right solution for our customers. Our expert teams will help your business leverage the benefits of Microsoft technology on Lenovo hardware to create a working environment that works for all your employees, combined with security that keeps them safe, wherever they prefer to work.  

Trust is earned, and CDW is trusted by customers because of our scale, resilience, and strength. You can count on our skills and expertise to help you as you scale and grow. We combine best-in-class technology with our industry knowledge, and our partnerships with Microsoft and Lenovo to help you solve complex IT challenges.