With two back-to-back blockbuster deals, Lenovo, the Chinese PC juggernaut, hopes to forever change the IT landscape’s balance of power. Over the last two weeks Lenovo revealed its post-PC blueprint for IT domination that includes doubling down on mobile, client and the data center.

Lenovo’s $2.91 billion purchase of Google’s Motorola Mobility smartphone business, following its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business the week before, opens the door to lucrative new opportunities to grow business, channel partners said.

“Buying IBM’s server business and Motorola Mobility hints at how Lenovo is going to innovate and compete with Hewlett-Packard and Samsung. They are building an impressive ecosystem between their sales operations and their ability to meet the global needs of SMBs and the enterprise. It’s a strategy that can only mean good things for channel partners, the enterprise and their customers,” said Sean Hobday, executive vice president of sales at Zones, an Auburn, Wash.-based solution provider.

Partners said Lenovo, which is widely seen as extremely channel friendly with over 80 percent of its $5.5 billion in North American commercial sales led by partners, is lining up its IT ducks and is poised to be a channel giant empowering partners to go head-to-head with HP, Dell, Samsung and Apple.

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