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Consumer buying decisions still based on price – Nokia

A racehorse and jockey in a horse race

Research from Nokia has highlighted consumer buying decisions for smartphones and post-paid contracts are still based on financial drivers as opposed to value add propositions

Nokia creates foundations for launching telcos into the cloud

nokia data center services

Nokia’s Data Center Services division has unveiled plans to launch mobile telcos into the cloud. Plans include a custom-made a multivendor infrastructure to support its transformation consulting services.

Nokia keen to promote its telco cloud portfolio

Nokia cloud service chain

Finnish kit vendor Nokia is continuing to promote its nascent cloud offerings for telcos, three months after the launch of its AirFrame datacenter family of products, reports

Microsoft signs GE in massive cloud deal

General Electric has signed up to use Microsoft's cloud software

Microsoft announced this week that it has signed up long-time tech partner GE to its cloud-based productivity software in a multimillion dollar deal.

KT, Nokia launch Internet of Things lab

KT and Nokia said the lab will be a testing ground for IoT innovators

Korean telco KT, alongside Nokia Networks, has announced the launch of the country’s first dedicated lab for progressing the development of the internet of things, making good on its MoU pledge at MWC earlier this year, reports

Microsoft shifts ever further to cloud as it writes off entire Nokia acquisition

Nadella's mobile first, cloud first strategy will centre more on software and cloud services than devices

Software giant Microsoft has announced a ‘restructure’ of its phone hardware business that amounts to a write off of the entire Nokia acquisition, reports

Nokia: open standards essential for NFV

Nokia is launching its first commercial NFV offering

Nokia Networks has claimed the launch of the first commercial Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) solution, due to bring the power of cloud computing to telecoms grade services, such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs, Nokia integration a key driver

Nadella:'Microsoft needs to be a leaner, flatter organisation to realise Nokia synergies'

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella announced long-rumoured job cuts on Thursday. In a memo to staff Nadella said the company would cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, or 14 per cent of the company’s workforce, as it realigns its corporate resources to focus on mobile and cloud and integrates Nokia within the wider business.

Microsoft to drop Nokia brand

Microsoft plans to drop the Nokia brand

The firm’s newly-appointed executive vice president for the Microsoft Devices Group division Stephen Elop, who was formerly CEO at Nokia, explained on the Conversations at Nokia blog that while Microsoft is allowed to use Nokia’s brand name for its handsets for a period of time, the firm plans to do away with it in the near future. The firm also recently set up the Microsoft Mobile Oy unit, but Elop explained that the business is merely a legal construct that was created to facilitate the merger with Nokia.

Guthrie confirmed as cloud and enterprise head at Microsoft

Scott Guthrie, head of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft

In an email sent to employees Monday evening Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella confirmed Scott Guthrie will remain head of the cloud and enterprise segment, a role he took on following Nadella’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer.