We’re excited to offer two powerful devices from Microsoft’s award-winning Surface range to the South African market. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for Business and the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for Business are designed for the modern workplace, with built-in security from chip to cloud.

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would address the growing demand for Surface products in South Africa. In July, the company confirmed that the Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro 7 would be sold locally.

“As with previous Surface devices, we have delivered best-in-class upgrades for our new additions to the family, to ensure that individuals and organisations have access to the optimal performance they need to achieve more in the office, classroom, or out in the field,” explained Vithesh Reddy (Consumer and Channel Marketing Director, Microsoft South Africa) at the time.

The Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro 7 are now available to consumers via selected retailers, and to commercial organisations via selected partners. BUI is proud to be an authorised Surface reseller in SA, and to provide business editions of both models to enterprises nationwide.

“Microsoft has put security and performance at the heart of its Surface collection,” says BUI Managing Director Ryan Roseveare. “The Laptop 3 and the Pro 7 are popular devices that deliver the power, speed, and mobility prized by on-the-go professionals, as well as the functionality required for comprehensive device management and protection,” he continues.

“As more and more businesses move to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, the demand for robust, secure, enterprise-level productivity tools continues to grow. The Surface for Business devices available through BUI are geared for modern workplace communication and collaboration, and they are compelling solutions for companies that need to cater for evolving teams of on-site and remote staff,” Roseveare adds.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for Business

The Surface Laptop 3 for Business is a powerhouse fuelled by the latest 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Available in two sizes (13.5″ and 15″) and featuring a vibrant PixelSense™ Display touchscreen, this lightweight and easy-to-carry laptop boasts Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) out of the box, Fast Charge capability (80% charge in around 60 minutes), and Windows Hello sign-in.

Surface Laptop 3 for Business key specifications at a glance: 

  • Screen. 13.5″ or 15″ PixelSense™ 10-point multi-touch Display.
  • Memory. 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM (13.5″). 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM (15″).
  • Storage. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD.
  • Processor. Quad-core 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7.
  • Video and audio. 720p HD f2.0 camera (front-facing), dual far-field Studio Mics, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium.
  • Connections. 1 x USB-C®, 1 x USB-A, 1 x Surface Connect port, 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Software. Windows 10 Pro (64 bit).
  • Available colours. Platinum or Matte Black.

Interested? Download the Surface Laptop 3 for Business brochure.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for Business

The Surface Pro 7 for Business blends versatility and flexibility in a high-performance 2-in-1 device with the unplugged power (up to 10.5 hours of battery life) and the processing speed required to support the pace of modern business. In tablet mode, it becomes a handheld studio or a portable workstation. And when combined with the Surface Pro Type Cover keyboard (sold separately), it delivers a full laptop experience.

Surface Pro 7 for Business key specifications at a glance:

  • Screen. 12.3″ PixelSense™ 10-point multi-touch Display.
  • Memory. 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM.
  • Storage. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD.
  • Processor. Dual-core 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3, Quad-core 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5, or Quad-core 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7.
  • Video and audio. 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p full HD video, 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video, dual far-field Studio Mics, 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium.
  • Connections. 1 x USB-C®, 1 x full-size USB-A, 1 x Surface Connect port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Type Cover port, MicroSDXC card reader.
  • Software. Windows 10 Pro (64 bit).
  • Available colours. Platinum or Matte Black.

Interested? Download the Surface Pro 7 for Business brochure.

Roseveare believes Microsoft’s commitment to innovation shines through in the Surface for Business range. “The Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro 7 are prime examples of the multi-functional machines that people are exploring for everyday productivity. Microsoft has balanced user concerns like performance and compatibility with enterprise concerns like security, manageability, and ease-of-deployment to create these truly sophisticated devices, which BUI is excited to showcase to South Africa,” Roseveare concludes.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for Business and the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for Business can be ordered now through our sales teams. Surface Pro Type Cover keyboards in Black, Charcoal, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue (pictured above) are also available. The expected lead time is 8-10 weeks. Terms and conditions apply.

Contact us for quotations and product inquiries.

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Microsoft Surface for Business devices now available through BUI

Our commitment to ensuring business continuity – even in the face of disruption – has been recognised by the British Standards Institution.

We’re proud to announce that we have earned ISO 22301 certification after a rigorous independent evaluation by the British Standards Institution last month. The ISO 22301 badge is recognised internationally and sets the standard for Business Continuity Management Systems.

“This certification highlights the strength of our company’s business continuity strategy,” says Gayle Roseveare, our Chief Operating Officer (COO) here at BUI. “It proves to our staff, partners and customers that we’re prepared for any eventuality – and that we’re able to serve and support the people who rely on us, no matter what. Our ISO 22301 badge represents our commitment to effective risk management, organisational resilience, and reliability – even in the face of disruption,” notes Roseveare.

What is ISO 22301?

Developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO 22301 lays out a framework to help companies like ours create, implement, and maintain a comprehensive business continuity management system (BCMS). The main aim is to ensure that companies are protected against unforeseen business challenges and equipped to respond and recover when such events do occur.

“BUI is a global company with offices in East Africa, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States,” says Roseveare. “On any given day, our teams are provisioning cloud infrastructure, monitoring and securing digital environments, and delivering a wide range of IT services to customers. We operate around the world and around the clock – and we have to be able to do so continuously. Whether there are power outages in South Africa or internet connectivity issues in Europe, we need to ensure we can deliver uninterrupted services to our customers. Our ISO 22301 certificate validates our planning for disruptive incidents and disasters.”

Why is ISO 22301 certification important?

“In an unpredictable business climate, it pays to be prepared,” explains Dhiren Boodhia, our Group Governance and Compliance Manager. “And that goes double for service providers like us. To earn our ISO 22301 certificate, we had to demonstrate that we have a thorough BCMS in place; that the staff in our various offices understand the BCMS and the processes required to sustain it; and that we are focused on maintaining business continuity and sustainability regardless of market uncertainties and challenges. I think the ISO 22301 badge is an important differentiator – especially when customers are looking for a steadfast technology ally that is as dedicated to legal and regulatory compliance as it is to protecting the business resources of the organisations it works with,” he says.

For customers who choose to partner with BUI, there are five key benefits, adds Boodhia.

  1. Consistency. ISO 22301 emphasises the importance of consistency when it comes to best practices and business processes. “We’ve been assessed on our capabilities around risk assessment and impact analysis as well as our strategies for mitigating disruptions. Our teams excelled in every area – and that means our customers can expect the highest standards of service and care from everyone at BUI,” says Boodhia.
  2. Data protection. With the cyber threat landscape evolving so quickly, data privacy and data security are critical considerations for customers. “ISO 22301 includes extensive conditions for data protection and data recovery,” notes Boodhia. “Our ISO 22301 badge, together with the ISO 27001 certification we achieved for our commitment to information security management, should give our customers even greater confidence: we handle all data respectfully and safely.
  3. Faster recovery. “ISO 22301 requires us to have a holistic strategy in place to deal with disruptions and disasters. It also mandates a detailed recovery plan to ensure that downtime is minimised – for our company and for the business organisations we serve,” says Boodhia. “BUI customers can be assured that, in the event of an issue, our teams will follow a step-by-step framework to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.”
  4. Greater compliance. By achieving ISO 22301 certification, BUI has met the global benchmark for business continuity management, adds Boodhia. “Many of our customers operate in highly regulated industries, like financial services and healthcare, and they must adhere to their own standards in terms of the services they provide to their clients. BUI is committed to maintaining essential functions during adverse circumstances – and that’s a big plus for customers who have strict compliance obligations.”
  5. Peace of mind. ISO 22301 calls for certified organisations to update and improve their business continuity processes to ensure that their strategies remain current, relevant, and effective. “We’re obligated to adapt and enhance our BCMS plan as our company grows,” explains Boodhia. “It’s good news for our customers because it means we’re always prepared. Whatever happens, the BUI services and solutions that so many businesses utilise every day will be available.”

Our commitment to your success

ISO 22301 may be our newest certification, but it’s also a testament to our unwavering focus on our customers, notes our COO. “To be a dependable, reliable technology partner, you need to anticipate the challenges you’re going to face and then take the necessary steps to ensure that you can address those challenges as soon as they arise. We’re being proactive today so that we’re ready for tomorrow – and always on hand to help our customers be productive, secure, and resilient,” Roseveare concludes.

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