Monday, December 3, 2007

Nokia Acquires Avvenu for Mobile Access and Share Technologies

Nokia will acquire Avvenu, a start-up that helps mobile users securely access, use and share personal computer files, even if their host computer is turned off. Avvenu is based in Palo Alto, California. The company was founded in 2004. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia said the Avvenu technology would help it deliver a secure file access and share service direct to mobile workers.

"This acquisition is another step toward delivering on Nokia's business mobility strategy," said Mary McDowell, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. "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."