ABB Finland has partnered with Nokia to deploy more than 2,200 Lumia Windows Phones to employees, and the companies are working to add even more to the roll out. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's one of the world's leading suppliers of robotic, power and automation technologies. In Finland alone, there are around 6,600 people across 30 locations. It's a large company and one that requires a solid smartphone for its workforce.
So which handsets have been snatched up by the company? The Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 make up most of the collection, but models from the Lumia 620 to the Lumia 925 are currently in use by employees. The sheer selection of Lumia Windows Phones from Nokia was one of the attractions for ABB. Interim CIO Esa Pigg had the following to add to the announcement:
"Lumia has several models and price categories and they all give you the same platform and same apps for a very reasonable price. We can now give our end-users much more than in the past, with the same budget. This is a very good development."
As well as the numerous Lumia handsets available, the fact that Microsoft Office is available without extra licensing fees is a solid addition to the experience, required by the company. Then you have Windows Phone, a platform that integrates easily with already established IT systems at ABB. HERE location apps and services are also touched on. It's a superb package for businesses.
Esa continues, "Nokia Lumia smartphones are well built; they’re great value; they’re very easy to use with Microsoft services and many models include 4G." Finally, there's the choice of colour (it's not just consumers who enjoy the personalisation). We've previously covered enterprise and businesses moving to Nokia and Windows Phone, but it's good to see multiple handsets included in the deal.
Source: Nokia Conversations