Another enterprise win for Windows Phone as North Wales Police force start “moving towards Windows Phone”


Window Phone is gaining significant ground in the enterprise market, with 28% of the SME business in UK, ahead of all other smartphones.

Now we can report on another win for the OS, with North Wales Police force moving towards Windows Phone as a successor to their Blackberry handsets, after trying out Android solutions by Samsung and also Windows Phones.

“It’s about looking at functionality and being able to purchase in a way we can refresh when new products hit the market….we want a complete level of adoption so it’s all about putting the officer experience at the heart of what we’re doing,” said business services director Geoff Bradley  from North Wales Police.

As is often the case, Windows Phone won out as it would fit into the force’s existing desktop estate, he said.

CGI will be be administering the £17.8 million contract, with the move to Windows Phones being part of a larger move to modernize the force’s IT estate, with the aim for officers to collect evidence better, have it more available to themselves and to spend more time in the community and less in the office.

It will also be including body worn cameras and wearables to monitor officer’s activity and fitness.

Read more about the plans at ComputerWorldUk here.

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