Lenovo will operate Motorola as a wholly-owned subsidiary. With the completion of the acquisition, Lenovo welcomes the addition of a new portfolio company with nearly 3, employees around the world — including about 2, in the U.
My take is that this acquisition falls in line with a lot of activity we are seeing in the High Tech industry as companies try to develop solutions provider capabilities. Our key finding is that if companies truly want to be an OSO, they are going to have into integrate physical, digital and solutions networks.
The integration of these networks to make an OSO model is depicted here: In fact, I discussed this strategy back in October Android: In looking at our OSO model above, note that the Android platform is a clear example of the digital supply chain DSC in that it brings content to a device.
The acquisition of Motorola will complete the OSO model by enabling a physical supply chain in the distribution of mobile devices. Who is really my competition?
What are some other activities we may soon see? We could also see movement from the software vendor ecosystem who have capabilities to capture and manage data. The point is that as we see development of this OSO model, competition is going to get much more complex. The partners and customers of today, may be competitors of tomorrow.
The key to surviving to reap the big margins in the OSO world will be to first understand the model and then to craft a clear strategy to manage it.
What do you think? What should companies across the ecosystem focus on now to prepare for tomorrow?Lenovo and Google have announced that Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google is complete.
The acquisition of the Motorola brand and Motorola’s portfolio of innovative smartphones like Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROIDTM series, as well as the future Motorola product roadmap, positions Lenovo as the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.
Google’s CEO Larry Page announced a very big acquisition deal this morning – They are in agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility, the handset division of Motorola that was spun-off at the beginning of , for $ billion.
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