Feeds

Motorola remodels mobile division

Blame pulled from operational flowchart

The Power of One Infographic

Motorola is sprucing up its neglected devices division to make it more attractive to investors.

An internal memo sent out this week outlined the changes to employees - including the appointment of Rob Shaddock as head of consumer products and Bruce Brda as head of worldwide sales and operations.

The reorganisation involves combining the company's "multimedia" division with "feature phones", recognising that the most common feature for a feature phone is the capacity to play back multimedia.

The company has also realigned its structure so management for each model of phone stays with one person, from conception to launch, instead of splitting responsibilities for hardware and software - an arrangement which allowed units to constantly blame each other for product delays and bugs.

It remains to be seen if these moves do anything to reassure the markets that Motorola Devices is viable as a stand-alone company. ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.