Lexel wins Windows 7 partner competition
Auckland, 17th December 2009
Auckland IT infrastructure solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner Lexel Systems has won a Microsoft partner competition for upgrading internal PC's to Windows 7.
Lexel CEO Noel Simpson says it was a great opportunity to accelerate our internal skills for not only the technical team involved in the upgrade, but for the entire company as users of Windows 7. It's important that we had full hands-on experience of the product before recommending it to our trusting customers. Prior to the company-wide upgrade we ran a pilot with Windows 7 Release Candidate (a pre-release beta copy) for some months, and were very impressed with the product.
Lexel GM of Services Geoff Trask says the internal project provided valuable intellectual property around Windows 7 implementations. All of our delivery teams from Professional Services, Project Management, Managed Services and Technical Services were involved to ensure maximum knowledge was gained, and to ensure Lexel's customers can leverage this going forward.
Lexel won the 'large reseller' category and was up against NZ's largest resellers. Over 80% of the organisation's PC's had to be upgraded prior to the official release date of Windows 7.