Accenture buys into Symbian services

 

Consultancy to acquire Nokia's Symbian Professional Services unit.

Consultancy Accenture is set to extend its expertise in embedded software services for mobile phones by acquiring the Symbian Professional Services unit from handset giant Nokia.

The Nokia unit, provides engineering consulting and product development services to mobile phone manufacturers, chip manufacturers and mobile operators globally, said Accenture.

Symbian’s operating system is still the world’s most widely used smartphone platform for mobile devices.

Its services include advanced technical support, device-tuning techniques for improving the performance, memory and power of mobile devices, advanced error diagnosis and repair, and “turnkey software development services” that can be used in a range of technical environments, said the consultancy.

The deal will help Accenture enhance its existing embedded software, product development and testing capabilities, according to Jean Laurent Poitou, managing director of the firm’s electronics & high tech industry group.

“The capabilities we are acquiring from Nokia will help support the tremendous growth our clients can expect from the explosive adoption of converged mobile multimedia services and will expand Accenture’s role as a key supplier of new tools, products and solutions to clients in this industry,” he added.

As part of the deal, around 165 Nokia professional services engineers and consultants in the UK, US, Japan and other countries will transfer to Accenture.

The deal is expected to close within 60-90 days. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Accenture buys into Symbian services
 
 
 
Top Stories
Content, cost & constant innovation: How Foxtel plans to take on Netflix
Nell Payne inhabits the “brave new world of blue strings and networking”. Just don't ask her to put a TV screen on your microwave.
 
Sending in the drones
Margins are getting tighter in the industrial services industry, so Transfield Services' Stephen Phillips looks offshore - and to the skies - for the solutions he needs to keep pace.
 
Westpac fires starting pistol on core banking upgrade
St George readies itself for move to Celeriti.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Microsoft launches Office for Android preview
May 22, 2015
Microsoft has launched a preview of Office for Android smartphones. Pre-release versions of ...
Microsoft is working on an iOS email chat feature called Flow
May 22, 2015
Microsoft is working on a new chat app, but at the moment we know more about what we DON'T know, ...
Windows 10 free upgrade: Microsoft details who gets what
May 22, 2015
Microsoft was meant to be streamlining its OS with Windows 10, so why is upgrading so confusing? ...
Windows 10 has an edition to suit everyone's needs
May 15, 2015
Microsoft unveils a mind-melting six editions of Windows 10 ahead of its Winter 2015 launch. ...
Firefox 38 FINAL released, debuts new tab-based preferences
May 13, 2015
Mozilla has unveiled the latest version of Firefox 38.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should Optus make a bid for iiNet?

   |   View results
Yes
  43%
 
No
  57%
TOTAL VOTES: 527

Vote