New unified comms branch launches with the announcement it already has five contracts in place worth “millions of pounds”
O2 Unify launched this week with the addition of a new customer – international IT and business process service provider Civica, brining the new business’s total customer base to five in its first week of existence.
Civica joins public services provider Amey which was one of the first clients to sign up with O2 Unify. The other three clients can’t be named yet according to an O2 spokesperson.
O2 Unify said the contracts it had secured were worth “millions of pounds” and believed it was in a strong position to add to this after research it commissioned showed there was a strong market for the unified services it is looking to provide.
A survey based on interviews with 300 IT and communication business decision makers revealed 52 per cent of these company’s rely on between three and eight suppliers servicing their communications needs.
It also found 56 per cent of these companies only changed or reviewed their fixed telecoms supplier when their contract expired or a major issue occurred with the services they receive.
O2 Unify managing director Paul Osborne (pictured) said the research showed UK businesses were dealing with an “extremely complex network of suppliers”.
“Reducing unnecessary supplier spend is one of the most economical ways of ensuring their business is operating as cost-efficiently as possible and today’s launch of O2 Unify makes this a reality.
“We are very pleased with O2 Unify’s progress so far. The team is in place and we are open for business.”
O2 Unify is a joint venture between O2 and IT service provider 2e2 and is supported by a sales team of over 500 people.