Finnish telecommunication manufacturer Nokia has acquired California-based internet services provider Avvenu to enhance its portfolio of solutions for mobile operators and deliver a secure file access and share service direct to mobile workers.
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. According to Nokia, anytime access to PC content is needed for mobile productivity with growing smartphone adoption and high usage of mobile devices to view, process, and edit content.
Avvenu’s ‘digital locker’ file access and sharing technology allows users to search, access and share PC files remotely, using their mobile or other connected devices, even when their PC is turned off or not connected to the Internet. With the integration of Avvenu’s technology, Nokia will further extend its business mobility solutions beyond email to add collaboration tools that enable greater everyday productivity through access to a user’s own content anytime, anywhere, from any connected device, said Mary McDowell, executive vice president and general manager of enterprise solutions at Nokia.
Nokia said that Avvenu will be integrated into its new services & software unit as a part of the company re-organization, which will take effect on January 1, 2008.
In October 2007, Nokia acquired Navteq to enhnace navigation services for mobile communications devices.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates