Avvenu provides internet services that allow anyone to use their mobile devices to securely access, use and share personal computer files, even if their host computer is turned off.
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By acquiring Avvenu, Nokia plans to further enhance its family of products for mobile operators, as well as deliver a secure file access and share service direct to mobile workers.
Nokia believes that anytime access to PC content is a missing ingredient of mobile productivity.
"This acquisition is another step toward delivering on Nokia's business mobility strategy," said Mary McDowell, executive vice-president and general manager for Nokia Enterprise Solutions.
Avvenu is a privately-owned start up headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Avvenu will be integrated into Nokia's new Services & Software unit as part of the company re-organisation that will take effect on 1 January.