Ericsson has signed a contract with Electrolux, a leading global home appliances company, for the hosted Ericsson Mobile Organizer (EMO). Ericsson's hosted enterprise solution provides Electrolux's employees in Europe with push e-mail and personal information management applications.
The push e-mail and personal information management service allows Electrolux workforce in Europe to access both personal and corporate e-mail while on the move. The solution enables users to download, read and edit e-mail attachments on their mobile phones and it also gives them access to calendar and contact information in a simple and secure way.
Bertil Norberg, Chief Information Officer, Electrolux says: "E-mail is the most common business application mobile workers use on a daily basis. Our key executives, frequent travellers and other employees who require timely information in their job any time, anywhere, will be able to get it through Ericsson's EMO service. This tool provides our users with the efficiency and productivity they are looking for.
The three year managed services contract makes Ericsson responsible for hosting, integration and day-to-day operations of the service.
Urban Gillström, President Ericsson Enterprise says: "Ericsson is proud to provide Electrolux with this enterprise service that will allow Electrolux employees to have a more flexible work environment. We're also glad to have such an important customer for this significant contract paving the way in this expanding area."
Hosted EMO supports a wide-range of terminals and offers simplicity, openness, security and low total cost of ownership. Installation and maintenance are designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible.
Hosting is a part of Ericsson's managed services offering. The global trend towards managed services is accelerating as customers and vendors work in partnership to reduce costs and bring new services to market as quickly as possible.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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Electrolux is the world's leading producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and garden tractors. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Electrolux Group products for both consumer and professional use sold under famous brands such as AEG-Electrolux, Electrolux, Zanussi, Frigidaire, Eureka and Husqvarna. In 2005, Electrolux had sales of SEK 129 billion and 70,000 employees.
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