Author Archives: O2 Business

About O2 Business

The world of converged IT and telecommunications, mobility, hyper-connectivity, apps and cloud technology is O2’s natural habitat. We help small and large organisations find new ways to do things – to offer new experiences to their customers and transform how their people work. We use our own experience and the insights we have gained from working with our customers to push what’s possible. And as part of the global Telefónica group, we’re backed by a wealth of experience and innovation, gathered from more than 300 million customers around the world.

Cyber attacks - why it's time to get personal

By Daniel Hicks, O2 Business Cyber-attacks have featured all too prominently in the news recently. It has brought attention to what can happen to any organisation, irrespective of size. Just one PC or laptop using an operating system which is no longer supported or failing to implement patches  in a timely manner can potentially bring … more »

Working together: O2 and the City of London Police

By O2 Business From counter-terrorism to identity theft, cyber-crime to economic offenses, policing the City of London area (the so-called ‘Square Mile’) has changed dramatically in the past couple of decades. Officers need to be able to access police applications and databases securely at all times. To meet this need, secure connectivity is essential. With … more »

OBD-II: the secure choice for vehicle telematics

Darryll Finch, Product Owner, O2 Smart Vehicle, powered by Geotab The benefits of vehicle telematics for fleet and leasing companies are potentially transformational. In fact, today’s advanced telematics solutions offer everything a business needs to create a safer, more productive, efficient and affordable fleet. A prime example is our own telematics solution O2 Smart Vehicle, … more »

How can the transport industry break away from one of its biggest enemies - paper?!

John Aloy, managing partner for National Infrastructure, Telefónica UK “I don’t want us to end up on the front page”, I was told recently by the CFO of a national transport operator. We were talking about the mounting pressures on the industry – from security threats, to inspections and fines, to keeping their people and their … more »

In trying times, customer happiness counts

Bridget Lea, Director of Retail & Online, Omnichannel at O2, Telefonica UK The latest retail sales figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed a 0.4% year-on-year decline in May.  Given this follows a 1.4% decline in retail sales in the first quarter, some people in the industry may be feeling a bit disappointed by … more »

Forget drones. Focus on the foundations. Why constructors need a consolidated digital infrastructure.

by Rowan Jameson, Managing partner for industrial markets, Telefónica UK It’s a positive picture in the construction industry right now. Improving order books. Continued high output. Strong demand across housebuilding and civil engineering. And growth is set to continue as populations rise and cities expand. But there are pressures too, both competitive and operational, which are not helped … more »

Getting to know the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ come with the latest design innovations, great cameras, tough protection features and cutting-edge security that make it attractive to many people. Both sport the same sleek look and feel. The main difference is size – the Galaxy S8+ is a little under half an inch bigger, at 6.2 inches … more »

Transforming the housing sector with IoT

Vinnett Taylor, Head of IoT sales The way humans communicate and deliver information has changed dramatically within the last two decades. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning embedded into a deluge of connected devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, telematics and watches have all become staple items in our day-to-day lives. Certainly for younger generations, … more »