微軟(Microsoft)收購諾基亞(Nokia)及其服務和設備業務，似乎是一項投資回報率很高的計劃，同時將Windows phone的新系列推向各大聯盟。微軟轉型為一個設備和服務的公司，可以說是公司持續生存的關鍵。如果它能夠足夠聰明地以不同的方式混合軟件和硬件，達到新的市場平臺和利用諾基亞的專利組合可以被認為是有利於微軟(Yurieva, 2015)。
The acquisition of Nokia and its business of services and devices by Microsoft appeared to be a plan with high return on investment, while pushing the new range of Windows phone within the major leagues. The transformation of Microsoft to turn into a company of devices and services can be considered as the key for the continuous survival of the company. If it can be clever enough for blending software and hardware in different ways, reaching the new market platforms and taking advantage out of the patent portfolio of Nokia can be considered as beneficial for Microsoft (Yurieva, 2015).
Referring to the takeover of Nokia by Microsoft, this paper will focus on evaluating the benefits and shortcomings of the merger in context with customers, the companies and the overall economy.
Benefits and Shortcomings for the Customers
The acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft seems to be a presenting a number of advantages and shortcoming for a number of stakeholders that include the economy, the businesses and the customers. The transformation of Microsoft, as identified in this essay, to turn into an organization of devices and services can be considered as an important ingredient for the continuous survival of the company (Yurieva, 2015). The company of Microsoft has been very smart in blending software and hardware in different ways, reaching the new market platforms and taking advantage out of the patent portfolio of Nokia can be considered as beneficial for Microsoft. There are a number of benefits and certain shortcomings for both, but they will be able to deal with them with clear focus.