|22 December 2016
||New Advisory Board Appointment
Lexel is pleased to announce the appointment of Garth Biggs as an
advisory board member, after a successful recruitment campaign
where an extensive response was received from quality candidates. As
a well-known industry icon, Biggs is an exciting addition to Lexel’s
advisory board, bringing with him a vast amount of IT strategy and
Previous roles held such as CEO of Gen-I Limited, highlight Biggs’s
renowned ability for building strong, capable and successful leadership
As Lexel celebrate 30 years in business, this appointment will help
cement Lexel’s continued growth of its key capabilities.
Lexel established its Advisory Board in 2013 to act as an independent
source of support. 2016 has involved key changes to the board with the
unfortunate passing of Lars Fellman and the resignation of Mike Smith
upon accepting the role of MD at IBM NZ.
Founding members of Lexel's Advisory Board:
• Murray Ward – Current Chairman, ex Datacom (28 years)
• Mike Smith - ex CEO for Oxygen, ex Jade, Ex IBM
• Lar Fellman - ex VP Carlsberg Europe
Lexel welcomes the valuable contribution Garth Biggs will bring to
assist Lexel in being the information technology integrator of choice.
|7 December 2016
||A taste of the new Microsoft Surface Hub
Lexel and Microsoft hosted A 'brew or two for you' to showcase the new Microsoft Surface Hub.
This provided a relaxed and interactive opportunity for customers to
come together and interact with the latest in collaborative technology.
The demonstration was run by Paul Bloem, Lexel's Unified
Communications practice lead. This was then followed by a chance to
network and enjoy a slice of Toto's pizza and a craft brew.
The Surface Hub is a powerful meeting room device designed to
advance the way people work together naturally.
- Video Conferencing
- Presentation Board
- Plus, more collaborative tools
Most importantly, it's easy and intuitive to use and avoids "Need IT to
create the call" scenarios. See the video
Contact your Lexel Account Manager to arrange a time to come over
and view our 55” Surface Hub demo unit.
|29 November 2016
||Choose your weapon- HPI OfficeJet Pro 8745 All-in-One printer!
Last September, HP Inc. and Lexel hosted an epic MasterChef battle at Sachie’s Kitchen in Parnell. As part of the event, attendees were given the opportunity to complete a print assessment service with Lexel to go in the draw to win a HPI OfficeJet Pro 8745 All-in-One printer for their workplace.
Congratulations to Ian Cannan from Burger King who was our lucky
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our print
|25 November 2016
||Ignite your passion for Lexel!
For the third year in a row, Lexel was again proud to sponsor the water
bottles at Microsoft Ignite 2016.
As part of this sponsorship Lexel ran a "scan to be into win"
competition, with the prize being a Piaggio Zip 50 2T scooter. People
entered by simply scanning the water bottle barcode and signing up to
receive a monthly newsletter, which allows Lexel to connect with new
like-minded, tech savvy professionals.
The Lexel scooter was won by Howard Sutton from Frucor.
Howard says, "I am very excited to win the Lexel scooter, and I look
forward to taking it for a ride."
This promotion allowed Lexel to promote its extensive Microsoft
capabilities along with project delivery and support expertise - and of
course to hydrate fellow techies!
A big congratulations to Howard, enjoy your prize!
Thank you to all who entered, we look forward to seeing you at
Microsoft Ignite 2017.
|12 November 2016
||Sky TV outsources service desk and desktop support to Lexel
SKY Television, New Zealand's leading Pay TV provider, has today
announced its appointment of Lexel Systems as their new provider for
internal IT service desk and desktop support.
As a part of this 3-year agreement, Lexel will provide full outsource
support 24x7x365 for SKY's internal IT service desk, incident
management, walk-in support IT centres and desktop support for both
their head office and regional offices, covering approximately 1300
users. Lexel will also be managing SKY's desktop lifecycle
management including procurement, asset management and patching,
along with office relocations and peak period Pay Per View Event
SKY ran a market process, seeking out partners who could help them
deliver a step change in the way technology services could be
delivered moving forward. Lexel responded with an innovative FTE
model that incorporated the existing SKY desktop and service desk
resources as well as utilising Lexel's own service desk and national
support capability. Lexel's response included a further piece of
innovation around process automation which enabled Lexel to drive yet
more efficiencies into the partnership from day one. Lexel commenced
the service in March 2016.
SKY’s director of technology, Julian Wheeler said "In our relentless pursuit to improve the end user experience, we must be agile and progressive. Lexel enhances both of these focus areas for us through their innovative thinking and flexible client centric philosophy". He added that "At the top of our mind throughout the discussion, was how we would integrate the people, tools and processes to make this partnership work. A huge benefit for us was that Lexel was able to illustrate in a simplistic way, exactly where we would see the efficiencies. When it came to transition, Lexel did an exceptional roll in transitioning SKY staff into its own team, and in a way that was a win win for all including our SKY staff".
|22 September 2016
||IDC Digital Transformation Workshop at Cable Bay Vineyard
Lexel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise hosted key clients at the
exclusive Cable Bay Vineyard, for a half-day workshop which provided
key insights into digital transformation challenges, run by Adam Dodds from IDC.
The afternoon encouraged a networking opportunity to mix with peers.
The food and wine was first-class, with a highlight being the wine tour!
An enjoyable and informative day, on beautiful Waiheke Island.
|7 September 2016
||Choose your weapon – Wok. Whisk. Or Spoon?
HP Inc and Lexel hosted an Epic MasterChef Battle at Sachie's
Customers first learnt about Lexel's lethal weapons to slice print cost
through HP Inc's and Lexel's flexible procurement, transition and
The night then took a competitive turn, armed with their cooking
weapon of choice customers were put in teams to compete in an epic
battle. They chopped, whisked, fried like they never had before. It was
close but Chop Chop Shop came out on top.
A big thank you to the team at Sachie's Kitchen who helped the teams
create something not only edible but delicious.
Great company, competitive fun, amazing food and an informative
evening on HP Managed Print.
|9 October 2017
||Mobile trendsetter prize pack for one lucky winner
In September, Lexel promoted the new HP Elite POS and as part of the promotion Daniel Villard of Smith and Caughey won an exciting HP prize pack.
The prize included the HP Spectre X360, HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 dock, HP power pack, HP headset, HP Roar Mini Bluetooth speaker, HP tote and sleeve to make a statement without saying a word.
“It's a very nice package with so many accessories & features, very fast & light laptop. Please pass my appreciation to Lexel & HP for this superb prize.” –Daniel Villard.
The HP Elite POS is a brand new addition to the HP offering and
is a versatile point of sale system with security, durability, and
flexibility built into its gorgeous design ensuring you are powered
|1 April 2016
||Lexel wins Microsoft's
Communications Partner of the Year Award
Lexel Systems was awarded Communications Partner of the Year at
the 2016 Microsoft Partner Awards held last night at the Langham in
The awards recognise Microsoft partners who show excellence in
innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on
Lexel Systems CEO Noel Simpson says "The team is very appreciative
of the award and its recognition. It’s a result of years of investment and
focus in building our Skype for Business practice, where we have
become the most trusted, focused and most capable Skype for
Business partner in New Zealand.
The award also recognises Lexel's integration capability, where we
successful integrate backwards into legacy systems and also integrate
additional layers of functionality with other business applications such
as call centre and management systems”.
Lexel's industry leading Microsoft Skype for Business implementation
at travel company JUCY, showcased the benefits of a unified
communications solution that has achieved excellent call quality and
tailored regional queue requirements from a single centralised system.
|17 March 2016
||A Good Catch with Lexel
Lexel's customers enjoyed a fun days fishing on the Hauraki Gulf.
Great company, great food and a few tall fishing tales were to be had
on-board the ultimate charter boat, Zefiro.
Several spot prizes were won on the day, including awards for the 'Loudest Fisherman' and the 'Snappiest Snapper' This event that was immensely enjoyed by all.
|16 February 2016
||A great day out on the track with Lexel
Lexel hosted key clients for a BMW driver training day at the premier
Hampton Downs race track.
Although it was not a race day, a competitive atmosphere brewed
amongst the Auckland and Waikato based customers. This lead to
even more hilarity when it was discovered that two of the drivers (we
won’t mention any names) had forgotten to put their vehicles into
The BMW Driver Training is modelled on BMW's official driver training
programme in Europe. This programme offered clients an active and
dynamic drive experience that provided driving pleasure, education and
fun in a controlled and safe environment.
The course utilized a fleet of new BMW 3 series cars and at the end of
the day an experienced racing driver took each client for hot laps of the
circuit in a BMW M3 driven by one of New Zealand's most experienced
race car drivers, Mike Eady.
Lexel thanks sponsor, Veeam for their support of this great event, an
excellent day was had by all.
|12 February 2016
||Lexel unleashes its 'new loo' reception
Lexel officially open their new, smart, modern looking reception with an
official ribbon cutting ceremony. The new area consists of a glass
encased meeting room, casual seating area with HP digital signage
and visitor registration console.
Lexel plans to carry-on their crisp, clean lined 'new look' with
renovations planned for the rest of the building this year.