Author Archives: Steve Pluta

About Steve Pluta

Steve is a cellular data “lifer” and has been in the industry since before it started! Steve and his team are at the leading edge of the “art of the possible” with mobile and mobility. They create and support the latest solutions for O2’s largest customers. He doesn’t just make mobile work for O2 customers; at home Steve is also a serious gadget freak. He monitors his home’s security from anywhere in the world and operates nearly all of his homes electrical appliances and lights via his smartphone.

O2 Connectivity from 1990 - 2020

What a fast moving industry we work in. As I’m approaching the latter stages of my career and the call of touring the UK and Europe in my Morgan grows stronger, I’ve come about all reflective. After nearly 40 years in telecommunications, IT and software development and even more frighteningly 22 years of this in O2 (and its various guises) I want to … more »

Wearables - the new accessory for work?

With Mobile World Congress now a few weeks behind us, I’ve had a chance to digest all the information from the event (which, by the way, had a record-breaking attendance of 85,000 visitors). The event delved into trends old and new, with a particular focus on the development of the themes predicted last year. The … more »

Asus VivoTab™ Smart + 4G = smart business

One of the perks of my job is that I get to experiment with all the latest tech before it hits the high street. For the last couple of months, it’s been the Asus VivoTab™ Smart. It’s a great all-rounder – a stylish, unassuming 10.1-inch tablet that packs the punch of the full Windows 8 … more »

Working out of the ordinary: the Nokia Lumia 1020

When business people talk smart devices, they usually only mean BlackBerry and Apple. So, in the past month, I’ve been trying out some other smart devices instead, to see how the competition stacks up. Seeing is believing Firstly, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new Nokia Lumia 1020, which boasts … more »

Abroad range of helpful travel apps

We’re travelling so much nowadays on business that our smartphone is the thing we spend the most quality time with. And this got me thinking: which apps can actually help take the stress out of these journeys? Let’s start at the airport (as most business trips do). Take a few minutes to download your airline’s … more »

Now's the time for business to consider 4G

Ultimately, the 4G revolution will not be about speed. It’ll be about apps, collaboration and competitive advantage. Businesses that plan for it now will see the benefits much sooner. Here comes 4G. But what will it do for your business? The same question was asked about fixed line broadband, GSM, 2G and 3G. And remember … more »

Now's the time to consider 4G

Ultimately, the 4G revolution will not be about speed. It’ll be about apps, collaboration and better delivery of public services. Organisations that plan for it now will see the benefits much sooner. Here comes 4G. But how will it help with delivering effective public services? The same question was asked about fixed line broadband, GSM, … more »

For businesses, there's only good news about 4G

With a great deal of the 4G buzz emphasising the consumer, the benefits to businesses can sometimes get overlooked. So ahead of our summer launch, I wanted to share my views on what 4G means for business. One coverage commitment Now the spectrum sale is behind us, we’re putting the pieces in place to ensure … more »