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Acer betting on future of cloud services

Acer betting on future of cloud services

Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. said Wednesday that it will transform into a "hardware plus software and services company" as it prepares to embrace new opportunities in the era of cloud technology. The company said it will combine its strength and size in PC manufacturing with its cloud technology, allowing users to build their own cloud services for purposes such as music and photos on all Acer PCs and mobile devices. "'Build your own cloud' represents Acer's vision of winning in the era of cloud services," Acer Chairman and CEO Stan Shih said in an e-mailed statement. He said Acer's cloud technology will focus on innovative applications for a higher quality of life, with all stakeholders sharing the benefits. "Acer will strive to strengthen core competencies to create value and to construct a mechanism to balance all interests," Shih said. The decision on Acer's new approach was reached after two days of meetings with 40 global executives, taking into consideration the feasibility of the plan and Acer's capability to execute it, the company said. Shih returned to Acer's helm after Jim Wong, president of the company since 2011, and CEO J.T. Wang tendered their resignations on Nov. 21 to take responsibility for the company's run of losses and floundering market share. (By Jeffrey Wu)