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Boost your Microsoft 365 investment with our managed services offerings

Let us help you plan for, deploy, and migrate to Microsoft 365 (Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security [EMS]) at no additional cost!​

 

EA to CSP

Transfer your Microsoft Azure subscriptions from an EA to a CSP model with BUI

Get more flexibility, simplified billing, and superior support when you transfer your Microsoft Azure subscriptions from a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement to a Cloud Solution Provider model with BUI. Enjoy a seamless transition, without any rebuilds or downtime, exclusively enabled by South Africa’s first home-grown Azure Expert MSP.

What is a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement?

An Enterprise Agreement (EA) is the traditional way for enterprises to purchase and license Microsoft software and Azure cloud services for a set period of time. EA subscriptions require commitment upfront, for between 1 and 3 years, and include limited support from Microsoft.

What is the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider model?

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) model is an alternative to the EA. With CSP, enterprises can add or remove licences as required, and pay for what is used on a month-by-month basis, while enjoying top-class customer support from Azure experts.

Why move from EA to CSP?

EAs, while comprehensive, are not flexible enough for the rapidly changing needs of the modern enterprise. The CSP model offers numerous advantages, including:

  • More flexibility. Enterprises are able to change the number and type of licences at any time, for true flexibility in terms of resource management.
  • Simplified billing. Enterprises receive a customised monthly invoice for licences, services, and Azure usage, which means an all-in-one view of costs.
  • Superior support. Enterprises have access to a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, backed by a 24/7 service desk and Microsoft premier support for prioritised technical assistance.
  • Local partner. Enterprises benefit from rand-based billing and local procurement points by dealing directly with BUI, a proudly South African Level 1 B-BBEE vendor.

Why choose BUI?

As the only South African company currently holding Microsoft Azure Expert MSP status, and as the 2020 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for SA, BUI has the proven expertise and capability to deliver the highest quality of managed services for the Microsoft cloud environment.

Our specialists are committed to finding innovative solutions to today’s technological challenges, and to helping enterprises unlock the full value of their Microsoft investments.

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We can move your EA Microsoft Azure subscriptions to the CSP model seamlessly, and without any services disruptions. The process involves an engagement between BUI and your Microsoft Azure account administrators. Contact us to learn more about the steps to follow.

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Fasttrack

Move confidently to the cloud with BUI and the Microsoft FastTrack service

Let us help you plan for, deploy, and migrate to Microsoft 365 (Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security [EMS]) at no additional cost!

A few FastTrack Benefits:

  • Deploy new cloud capabilities
  • Access engineering expertise
  • Gain user adoption

Eligibility:
All customers with current and eligible Microsoft 365 plan subscriptions can use FastTrack planning, onboarding, migration and adoption services. In addition to access to online FastTrack resources, customers with 150+ seats have access to remote guidance from FastTrack engineers or approved partners.

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Licensing Compliance

BUI understands the importance of purchasing the proper software licenses to cover your network operations

BUI understands the importance of purchasing the proper software licenses to cover your network operations. Using unlicensed software puts your business and network at risk. A compliance audit may result in expensive fines. Software license compliance is a good business practice.

Managing high-value software assets is difficult for two reasons:

– the increasing complexity of software licensing agreements
– the lack of understanding of the regulations relating to Software Licensing Compliance

It’s important that IT organizations take proactive steps to ensure software license compliance and avoid an external audit disaster.

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Security Assessments

Security assessments are carried out by individuals who are unclear as to the quality
of the security measures put in place on their IT systems and networks

Security assessments are carried out by individuals who are unclear as to the quality of the security measures put in place on their IT systems and networks. The benefits to a secure network are many and include the security measure’s ability to protect user confidentiality, sensitive data, system resources, and much more.

Security Assessments are usually done on a monthly or even weekly basis in some cases. These are done to make sure the website or web-based program is still in compliance with passing security requirements to meet PCI DSS or your web admin and industry standard compliance.

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