Unisys has joined Lenovo’s partner ecosystem to support its Internet of Think (IoT) solutions, including Think IoT Back to Work solutions and Smarter Store solutions designed to help businesses safely return to offices and make physical stores safer to shop.

Unisys will support the Lenovo solutions with a set of Digital Workplace Services including pre-deployment, deployment, maintenance and lifecycle management supply chain services to Lenovo Think IoT Back to Work Solutions and Smarter Store Solutions customers globally.

The engagement – designed to support Lenovo customers in more than 100 countries – builds on an established relationship under which Unisys provides field engineering support to Lenovo customers in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

Lenovo president for commercial IoT group, John Gordon said, “Our ThinkIoT Solutions are helping to accelerate business transformation for the long-term. With Unisys we’re able to quickly support companies operating across multinational locations, bringing the benefits of IoT at scale.”

Unisys senior vice president and general manager, Digital Workplace Services, Leon Gilbert said, “Covid-19 forced many businesses and retailers to rapidly adopt remote working and service delivery, and as they plan for the long-term, they need to be able to offer a safe return to their premises for both their employees and customers, remotely and on-site.

“Unisys and Lenovo are aligned in the critical role of emerging technology such as IoT to create a safer, smarter and more productive workplace.”

Think IoT Smarter Store Solutions make business more efficient, productive and responsive, and is suitable for a range of retailers, whether that have a single store, 20 stores or 500 stores.

Merchandise can autonomously educate customers with product information, allowing employees to engage with higher importance tasks. The smart shelving solution manages inventory to free up employee time and notifies store managers if items are in the right place with updated price labels.

Digital signage gives customers personalised recommendations to match them with product preferences for increased conversions and greater customer insights.