5:30 PM -- China appears hell-bent on being a major technology player, and storage seems like a good fit.
With a population of 1.3 billion, China has an immense internal market, which Lenovo has already used as a launch-pad for its PC business. Could a Chinese vendor use the same model to sell commodity storage hardware such as disks and tape?
This, apparently, is a very real possibility. Chinese technology giant Huawei, for example, recently told Byte and Switch that storage and security are key focus areas for the company.
To find out more, check out my feature on the emerging Chinese storage market. (See China: Storage Superpower?) Then hit me back with your own forecast of how the Chinese storage market's going to evolve.
James Rogers, Senior Editor Byte and Switch