With brilliant business features offered at pretty much every price point, it’s not surprising that Lumia devices are gaining ground in the enterprise sector.
According to Conor Pierce, Vice President of UK and Ireland Sales for Nokia UK Ltd (a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy), Windows Phone already has an 18 percent share of the business market in the UK.* The introduction of the latest flagship device, Lumia 930, means the trend is likely to continue.
Mobile and desktop in perfect harmony
So, what does the Lumia 930 bring to the party for business users? Firstly, it’s the first high-end Lumia to run Windows Phone 8.1. software, which has been designed to combine the best of Microsoft’s mobile and desktop ecosystems. Thanks to a bundle of new synchronisation features (just log into a Microsoft account to sync everything from the screen to settings, documents, photos, themes and favourites), mobile workers will feel at home on any compatible device.
The OS upgrade also means that Lumia 930 has Skype integrated with the dialer app, so any normal business phone call be upgraded to a video call at the tap of a key. The calendar’s enhanced user interface gives executives an even better overview of future engagements and tasks, while the new Action Center keeps tabs of business-critical alerts and notifications.
A picture-perfect business device
How about viewing presentations between meetings, documenting projects on location or capturing a video of a keynote speech? You needn’t ask, because the Lumia 930 boasts a 5-inch full HD 1080p display (441 ppi), readable in broad daylight at the train station, en route to a meeting, or over al fresco lunch with a client.
The Lumia 930’s impressive imaging credentials include a 20-megapixel PureView camera with Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, and four microphones for recording high-definition audio. The Lumia 930’s big 2420 mAh battery is ideal for flexible working hours, with wireless charging built-in for quick power boosts during office visits. What’s more, the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor will ensure silky smooth multi-tasking.
From apps to assistance
While the Lumia 930’s stylish metal and polycarbonate design will evoke envious glances at meetings, the latest flagship Lumia is also packed with business apps. These include Lync (a free download) for corporate messaging as well as the indispensable Microsoft Office Mobile (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote). For professional wordsmiths, it’s great news that typing on the Lumia 930 is possible without lifting fingers between keys on the keyboard.
Team documents, notes, tasks and presentations can be stored and shared with SharePoint or OneDrive, and Adobe Reader is free to download. For IT managers and professional enterprise grade assistance, Nokia Expert Centre is available online for expert advice, answers and peer-to-peer discussions on Lumia and business solutions.
Enterprising yet security-conscious
For IT management with enterprise-grade requirements, the best news may well be the Nokia Lumia 930’s upgraded Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities. These include the ability to push VPN, Exchange and SharePoint settings, to name just a few, centrally to all employees. As a result, employees will have even easier access to enterprise services.
Along with the security features Nokia Lumia devices are famed for, the Lumia 930 also comes with auto-triggered VPN and S/MIME support, automatic Wi-Fi provisioning and the possibility to whitelist and blacklist applications for corporate users.
We can see the Lumia 930 becoming the de-facto business device of 2014, but what do you think? Have we listed its best features for smarter working or is there something else you would like to add? We hope you join the discussion down below!
* Source: V3.co.uk, April 2014