A summary of the pilot program, detailed in a IBM document obtained by RoughlyDrafted, revealed that IBM is actively working to move away from its dependence upon Microsoft Windows and toward a heterogeneous cross-platform future.
Wait a second. IBM makes their laptops no more, right? So do not really cares about their future. Personally I am not very sure this move will bring value in a physical items, but this move from IBM, as a father of all PCs is very clear symbolic/spiritual/political/charismatic/call-it-whatever sign to others sign to which way corporate standard shall go.
That's pretty much it: no more
IBM Lenovo laptops as corportate de-facto standard.