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O2 Business launches Device as a Service solution to support flexible working

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To support UK businesses and their remote workforce, O2 Business is offering a new Digital Workplace Proposition to help employers get the latest devices and benefit from an end-to-end service that ensures seamless digital working to suit their business needs.

To help organisations get the most out of their mobiles and devices O2 is offering the proposition as a Device as a Service (DaaS) package. For a monthly charge customers get a choice of devices alongisde a range of services – including replacing lost, stolen or broken phones within 24 hours – to reduce overheads while maximizing the offer.

The new proposition will eliminate set up time, with all devices delivered direct to the employee wherever they are and with O2’s Enrolment and Managed Logistics services they’re ready to use as soon as they’re out of the box. These can then be refreshed at the end of the term to ensure that the business is keeping up with the latest tech.

Customers will not be restricted to one particular handset, as O2 is one of the first UK operators to offer these enrolment services across Android, Apple, and Samsung handsets

Flexible financing

Quality tech is more important than ever right now, but can often leave businesses with large overheads. To help, O2 Business customers can now access top devices like the iPhone 12 mini and the Samsung S20 with the cost spread out over three years via O2 Capital.

O2 Business is also improving customers’ value with added extras like offering end to end in life management, and an enrolment service included in the price, aswell as phone cases to protect the device. On top of customers getting precious working time back, they can also save up to 26% compared to if they were to buy the devices outright.

Security and productivity

The wider Digital Workplace portfolio from O2 offers full visibility and control of devices from a central portal to help customers stay secure and protected against malware and phishing attacks.

To ensure that employees have everything they need to communicate, the Digital Workplace portfolio offers the full Microsoft 365 suite of apps with O2 Voice for Microsoft Teams. Many organisations have introduced Microsoft Teams in the last year to support the need for greater workforce agility and flexibility, with communications no longer limited to legacy infrastructure. O2 Voice for Microsoft Teams delivers the next step with enterprise grade PSTN voice access with direct routing for domestic, international, inbound and outbound calls. It supports the consolidation of voice services, reducing costs and management overheads for organisations.

Digital Workplace also offers solutions such as Unified Endpoint Management, will give employers full visibility of all connected devices, from one management portal – creating profiles for employees to provide the same experience across all mobile devices. There is also the added benefit of mobile threat protection and Microsoft Intune with added control of all the organization’s devices, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

Jo Bertram, Managing Director of O2 Business, says: “Flexible working environments may be a gift for some employees, but it can be a lot of added pressure on businesses to provide the necessary equipment and IT services that keep the show running. That’s why we’ve introduced the Digital Workplace Propositions to support customers from the moment they get their device out of the box, to when they’re ready for a refresh. Affordability is key, so we’ve made sure that the devices can be financed via O2 Capital, meaning that customers get the most out of their mobile package.”

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