Guest post by Tuula Rytilä, Vice President, Lumia
More and more businesses around the world are choosing Lumia to empower their employees with a no-compromise mobility solution.
This will probably come as no surprise to people who use a Lumia today. After all, Lumia is uniquely positioned in the market, offering an enterprise-grade operating system that comes to life across all devices in the range, no matter the size or price. Spend a week with a Lumia and you’ll discover plenty of features that make them simply phenomenal for getting things done at work and on the go. So, if you’ve been thinking about getting down to business with your Lumia, here are six reasons why we believe it’s a working wonder.
1. It helps get your work-life balance right
For many people, finding the balance between work and play is more difficult than ever. Luckily, Lumia can help out. Designed for flexibility, Lumia lets you choose what goes on your home screen, whether it’s work, personal, or a mix of both. Your important work projects can be safe and secure right next to your favorite game, ready for quick access when you need them.
2. It’s a big time saver
We’re big fans of the usability and efficiency of Lumia, and we always suspected that they just might be huge time savers. So it’s not surprising that a US study discovered that Lumia-loving business users saved between 5 to 32 minutes per week when doing tasks like sending email, working on documents, taking notes, collaborating with others and storing content in the cloud when compared to other leading smartphone operating systems.
3. It comes with enterprise-grade security
Lumia comes with advanced security out of the box that protects you and your information in a variety of ways. From the multi-layered security defenses of Windows Phone 8.1 to the data encryption and device lock policies of Secure Boot, you can always be sure that you’re protected against malware and data leaks. Internet browsing and using apps are equally safe – Internet Explorer 10 and installed apps runs in “containers” in order to reduce potential risks. Integration with leading MDM solutions such as Windows Intune, MobileIron, AirWatch and Citrix make Lumia a great choice for business use as well.
4. It provides seamless integration with Microsoft services
If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of people worldwide using Microsoft solutions in your line of work, you probably know how easy it is to integrate them into your mobile life. Whether your business runs Exchange, Lync or SharePoint on-premise, or subscribes to these services in the cloud like Office 365, you can instantly setup and easily continue using your IT investments on your Lumia.
5. It offers something for everyone
With a range of Lumias available at a variety of prices, there’s a Lumia for everyone. Each one comes equipped with the same Windows OS, with familiar Office tools, security, and management capabilities, so there’s no need to worry. There is also a broad range of the apps you need and ton of cool accessories to choose from that make mobile working easier, from wireless charging plates to cases and portable USB chargers.
6. It promises business class upgrades
Who doesn’t love a good upgrade? The engineering team at Microsoft is dedicated to getting you the updates that you need as quickly as possible. Over-the-air software updates make this dream a reality, without cables or needing to plug in. Of course, availability can vary by country and mobile operator, so be sure to check here for more info.
Six excellent reasons that we think show how a Lumia can help make your working life easier, more productive and more effective. However, you don’t have to take our word for it. There are plenty of companies around the world experiencing these benefits, day in, day out.
Making business run better
Take, for example, the fine folks at Sports Direct, the UK’s leading sports retailer. With about 18,000 employees in the UK alone, Sports Direct is committed to getting business done using Lumia. “We are a Microsoft house through and through and Lumia devices are perfectly suited to our needs,” says Jay Lyford, IT Manager at Sports Direct. “Quite simply the Lumia 820, working with the rest of our Microsoft environment, makes communication across the estate simple and delivers a great end-user experience,” he explains.
Time and time again we hear these sentiments, but it doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels, far from it. In fact, we’re working harder than ever to make sure Lumia is the natural choice for all businesses. And, as ever, if you have some ideas that will help make that happen or just want to share your thoughts, we’re all ears.