What Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia Will Mean for Enterprises

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Legacy BlackBerry models are being phased out, and as soon as Q1 2014, enterprises will not be able to practically operate legacy solutions. If the Nokia acquisition proves successful, it could certainly be possible that Microsoft will look to acquire BlackBerry’s assets and patents in order to further build out their offering .

Let’s face it. Microsoft has not been successful when it comes to the adoption of its mobile operating system. Android and Apple make up the majority share of new enterprise device purchases; however, BlackBerry has a significant enterprise market share, especially among security-conscious financial institutions. Despite deep relationships with IT executives, Microsoft has not been able to break into the enterprise mobile conversation because of the lack of support of the rank and file employees for the devices running windows mobile. But, with Microsoft’s recent announcement that it is acquiring Nokia Devices & Services for $7.2 billion, this could all change. Here are five predictions, from communications lifecycle management (CLM) company Tangoe, on the future of enterprise mobile device adoption.

 

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