Gi Group taps Nokia Lumia, replacing BlackBerry

Nokia has announced that Gi Group, a global HR solutions provider in Italy, has selected Nokia Lumia as its business smartphone, replacing BlackBerry.

The Finnish smartphone maker supplied Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 devices to Gi Group’s more than 800 employees in Italy.

The HR company plans to use Nokia Lumia phones in all countries where the company operates.

Gi Group selects Nokia Lumia, replacing BlackBerry

Gi Group’s Microsoft Outlook mail and Microsoft Office applications was an important factor in the choice of Nokia Lumia, which is built on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform.

Nokia on Tuesday said Microsoft InTune enables the HR solutions provider to manage Nokia Lumia smartphones remotely, installing new apps and services and remotely wiping confidential and personal data if an employee’s smartphone is lost.

Barbara Cottini, HR manager at Gi Group, said: “Our employees need to access our customer relationship management systems as well as their professional social media networks without having to have a laptop with them at all times. Nokia Lumia offered us a unique way of doing this.”

Gi Group uses Microsoft Lync for conference calling and is evaluating using Skype, together with cameras in Nokia Lumia, to enable video interviews with applicants when they cannot meet face to face.

In addition, Nokia Lumia smartphone offers HERE Maps with LiveSight to help Gi Group people feel at home, and HERE Drive, with free navigation to help them get to their next meeting.

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