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3 ways Microsoft Surface devices will empower your staff

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You want to give your staff every opportunity to be their best at work, whether at the office or at home. You need independent, efficient, innovative, empowered employees.

Microsoft found that 84% of global executives believe new technology will help them be more creative, but 60% say they don’t have the right tools. Microsoft Surface devices are optimised for businesses that want to push boundaries and are designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and Office apps to maximise productivity and reduce IT time.

There are a few key areas to consider when looking at devices for modern business use: performance, portability and price. Usually, you would have to pick two and sacrifice the third, but with Surface, you really can get all three. Here’s why your staff will love it:


The specs of each device speak for themselves, but in short, the Surface line-up offers everything your employees could need in terms of speed, storage, intuitive touch-screens and general ease of use. That’s the basics. But there’s more.

Stands, hinges and keyboard covers have been designed with the little touches that make something truly ergonomic. For example, the Surface Book 3 has the option to remove the touch screen and re-attach it, reversed – perhaps for your client to see and interact with. At the time of writing, no one else does that.

And, particularly if you work in a creative industry, Surface accessories like the Pen and the Dial turn devices like the Surface Studio into an architect’s drafting board, an animator’s lightbox, or a place for a designer to 3D-model a bionic hand.

'Give ordinary people the right tools, and they will design and build the most extraordinary things.’ – Neil Gershenfeld, Professor at MIT.


The modern employee demands flexibility, with surveys revealing that this is a top priority for younger jobseekers, who now make up a third of the workforce. Surface products are made with portability (the Surface Pro weighing well under 2 lbs) and battery life (up to 13.5 hours for the same device) in mind. And don't forget the ability to stay connected with 4G LTE so whether working from home, on a commute, in a coffee shop or at the office, employees can stay productive and collaborative.

A bonus with Surface is that, as this Forrester survey report shows, combining it with Microsoft 365 with all your favourite Microsoft apps creates even more business benefits. To pick one example, survey respondents using M365 E with Surface devices deployed reduced the number of security incidents they experienced annually by 49%, compared to only 40% with non-Surface devices.

And with cloud subscriptions comes the ability to access your information on all your devices, working on the Surface Studio in the office one day, delivering a presentation to remote and office-based colleagues at the same time on the Surface Hub, then working from home on the Surface laptop the next.


With Surface-as-a-service, you can have all the benefits without a big up-front cost. This is a service that means your business can lease Surface products and bundle in cloud subscriptions like Microsoft 365 for Business, accessories, and even managed services, all for a predictable monthly fee. For your employees, this means they don’t have to wait to enjoy new capabilities and give your business the edge, they can start now.

So, three ‘P’s in a pod’ – or in a device. If you want to empower your staff to do their best work wherever they are, then the Microsoft Surface Family will help you make ideas a reality.