Nokia to acquire Avvenu


Nokia to acquire Avvenu

Cliff Saran

Nokia is acquiring Avvenu to allow its enterprise mobile device users to easily access and share files located on their PCs.

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.

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.

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