Making workplace collaboration seamless, secure for remote, hybrid teams

BUI earns a sixth advanced specialization from Microsoft as it continues to deliver customised productivity solutions for modern enterprises.

Johannesburg, 20 Jul 2021
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BUI is pleased to announce its latest Microsoft achievement, the Teamwork Deployment Advanced SpecializationThis is the sixth advanced specialization earned since September 2020 and recognises the company’s premier capabilities in the deployment of Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Yammer workloads for customers.

BUI, an award-winning Gold Microsoft Partner and Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider, holds advanced specializations in Adoption and Change Management, Identity and Access Management, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, Threat Protection, and Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure, alongside 16 Microsoft competencies in cloud, security, communications and messaging, among other portfolios.

Microsoft 365 teamwork solutions play a critical role for enterprises, notes BUI Chief Technology Officer Willem Malan. “With these cloud-powered tools, business teams are able to meet, chat, call and collaborate online, and they’re able to do it securely – from their offices, factories, warehouses and dining-room tables – as they adjust to the hybrid and remote-work scenarios we’re seeing today,” he says.

Secure collaboration, from anywhere

Microsoft Teams, in particular, has emerged as a powerhouse platform for business communication and co-operation, observes Malan. “There are about 145 million daily active users on Teams, across locations and time zones around the world. It’s a very comprehensive shared online workspace, and Microsoft continues to introduce new features to help people carry out their daily tasks and stay in touch with their colleagues, clients and service partners, no matter where they’re based. From one-on-one conversations to group calls and company-wide video conferences, Teams delivers the rich functionality required for seamless collaboration in diverse environments,” he explains.

As enterprise leaders look to the cloud for efficiency and scalability, they must remember the importance of people-centric change, advises Malan. “You have to choose the right tools for your people and their specific needs. You have to make sure that those resources are configured and deployed correctly. And you have to give your teams the training and support they need to adopt and embrace the new technology, as quickly and easily as possible,” he adds.

The Teamwork Deployment Advanced Specialization not only validates BUI’s expertise in this area, but also demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering innovative, customised solutions for the modern workplace.

“We’re excited to help our customers embrace the Microsoft productivity suite. From flexible communication and collaboration with Teams to e-mail and calendaring with Exchange Online and content management with SharePoint Online, our specialists are empowering business organisations to become more productive every day,” concludes Malan.

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