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Nokia Showcased its Momentum in Fueling the Next Phase of Enterprise Mobility

Building Blocks in Place to Help Businesses Transform Ad Hoc Mobility into Real Business Value

Nokia has showcased its recent momentum in fueling the next wave of enterprise mobility. Speaking at the company´s annual investor and customer events in Amsterdam, Mary McDowell, executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Solutions division of Nokia, discussed the company´s strategic initiatives to help businesses move from opportunistic point solution purchasing to more strategic mobility deployments.

"Unlike other IT elements, mobility is personal and often enters organizations through end user demand," said McDowell. "But few companies today have taken a strategic or holistic approach to supporting their mobile workers and protecting remote assets. Nokia believes that with our products and solutions, we can fuel the next wave of development toward an inflection point where companies begin to transform ad hoc mobility into real business value."

McDowell identified four building blocks that Nokia has identified as necessary to drive next phase of enterprise mobility and the maturity of mobile solutions for business, and that Nokia is taking to address these needs.

• A multi-channel distribution ecosystem, leveraging the unparalleled scale of Nokia to access end users and enterprises

• Open and extensible mobileware, highlighting the multi-device support of Intellisync platform from Nokia and the ability to mobilize applications beyond mobile email

• Reduced economic barriers, for example cost savings for IT departments when deploying Nokia device management solutions

• Uncompromised devices, with the Nokia Eseries, offering both productivity and personal appeal to the user

"In order to get to the next phase, Nokia believes strongly that a key driver is not only a phenomenal user experience, but a seamless mobility experience no matter the task," said McDowell.

During her speech, McDowell highlighted key successes and Nokia momentum relating to the four building blocks, including:

Multichannel Distribution Ecosystem
Nokia has established a multichannel distribution ecosystem to reach end users and enterprise customers through both operator and IT channels – businesses preferred and trusted channel. Since October, more than 370 partners have joined the new Nokia for Business Channel Program giving Nokia access to more than 20,000 outside salespeople in more than 140 countries. Among this global network of channel partners, representing expertise in business voice, mobility and security, 50 percent are also Cisco, Alcatel or Avaya partners and 30 percent are Microsoft partners.

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