Earlier today, we reported on the big news of Zebra acquiring the Enterprise piece of Motorola Solutions for a cool $3.45 billion. I followed up shortly thereafter with responses from a handful of Motorola/Zebra partners. Now, I’ve got a response from Motorola Solutions’ Chris Lonnett, vice president, Global Channels & Sales Operations.
My line of questions to Lonnett focused on the impact to the reseller and ISV channels. After all, that’s who Business Solutions’ audience is. Following is Lonnett’s statement:
“Motorola Solutions is fully committed to supporting the Enterprise business and its customers through the transition. We do not expect this transaction to cause any disruption to customers or partners.
“As Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown stated, our Enterprise business, which includes our mobile computing, data capture, WLAN, and other associated products and services is an ideal fit for Zebra. We believe this change will be good for our Enterprise business and present our Enterprise teams with exciting new opportunities to work together with customers and partners.
“Zebra is committed to a seamless transition for Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise customers and partners to ensure they continue to receive the same high standard of products, solutions, services and support that they have come to expect. Acquiring the Motorola Enterprise business enables Zebra to enter new segments and transforms Zebra into a leading provider of solutions that deliver greater intelligence and insights into customers’ enterprises and extended value chains.
“The transaction will provide Zebra new products and technologies and drive further product innovation and deeper engagement with customers and partners, positioning Zebra as a leading technology innovator, with the accelerating convergence of mobility, data analytics and cloud computing.
“The transaction will enable Motorola Solutions to have absolute clarity of purpose and mission as we serve customers globally with our suite of mission-critical communications solutions.”