7 Things CIOs Need to Know About Microsoft’s Nokia Buy

Microsoft opened its $77 billion war chest to buy a large portion of Nokia this week. The $7.2 billion deal ($5 billion for Nokia’s handset division and another $2.2 billion for IP licenses) marks a pretty big shift for the giant software company. For decades, the company made nothing that did not go directly onto a hard drive.

With this purchase and the announcement that Steve Ballmer was stepping down as CEO when his replacement is found, a lot has been going on in Redmond. We thought it would be a good time to go over a few things you need to know about how this will affect your enterprise.

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