What Microsoft’s Acquisition of Nokia Will Mean for Enterprises

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Enterprises already have an embedded base of Windows PCs, and Microsoft could have an opportunity to leverage the synergies between these Windows PCs and Microsoft’s mobile operating system. If Microsoft could produce a device that enables employees to leverage their installed Microsoft enterprise applications in unique ways, this could provide IT with the ability to highlight the true benefits of Microsoft’s mobile solution within the enterprise and could present a real opportunity for Microsoft to break into that market.

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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