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Cloud Champions For The Sixth Year In A Row!


BUI Rocks it at the Microsoft Awards 2019!

From left, Paul Wallet, Willem Malan, Ryan Roseveare, and Thys janse van Rensburg at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf in Johannesburg.

We were the Finalists in 6 Awards and we Won.

  • Security Partner of the Year
  • Services Partner of the Year
  • Cloud Platform Partner of the Year
  • Azure Consumed Revenue Partner of the Year

Further, BUI was a finalist in the Modern Workplace and Go to Market Partner categories.

Nearly 300 Microsoft Partners attended the gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony at the upmarket Houghton Hotel in Houghton Estate. Held annually, the Microsoft Partner Awards acknowledge and celebrate Partner organisations that have excelled in delivering Microsoft solutions. Judging takes place across numerous competencies after intensive reviews of the award submissions.

BUI won the most awards of any Partner on the night, and the First Technology Group took away 7 in total.

A personal best for BUI

“It was a great evening,” says Managing Director Ryan Roseveare with a smile. “I’m thrilled that we took home the Cloud Platform Partner of the Year award for the sixth year in a row! We collected four trophies in total, and that’s a personal best for us. But it’s also a testament to the commitment of every person at BUI. I’m enormously proud of them all. Winning these awards means a great deal to us and our business, and is achieved through dedication and teamwork. BUI truly owned the night in the most important award categories.”

BUI is equally excited about scooping the Security Partner of the Year award. “We’ve made significant investments in our security division this year. We’ve added a dedicated Security Operations team focused on cloud security operations. We’ve also built a cloud-centric Security Operations Centre to provide our customers with cutting-edge security and oversight solutions. This award is a wonderful endorsement of the local skills and local capabilities that we offer to the market.”

An era of opportunity

In his opening remarks on Wednesday evening, Lionel Moyal (Commercial Partners Lead at Microsoft South Africa) urged Partners to explore new ways of helping their customers adapt to the digital age. “As we move towards the fourth industrial revolution, it is important that we work together, sell together, and win together. We are seeing every industry embrace tech intensity, as every company is becoming a digital company.”

“We’ve seen sustained interest in cloud technology, especially since the launch of Microsoft’s Hyperscale Cloud Data Centres here in South Africa. At BUI, we added 23 new Azure customers this financial year alone, and they’re consuming Azure at an exceptional rate. We’ve positioned ourselves to strengthen organisations in diverse industries, and I think our Services Partner of the Year and Azure Consumed Revenue Partner of the Year trophies speak to our success in this regard,” says Roseveare.

Microsoft gave this year’s award-winners an extraordinary token of appreciation in addition to their trophies: a celestial body! Winning Partners will have an actual star named after them. “We took home more awards last night than any other Partner. It’s an incredible feeling! And it’s because of the stellar work done by the BUI team,” concludes Roseveare.

BUI is an official Microsoft Partner in South Africa, and an award-winning leader in identity and security solutions.

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