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29 October 2015 Lexel AwardedMicrosoft Surface ADR Status Lexel Systems has been approved as an authorised Microsoft Surface partner. Microsoft Surface ADR status is only awarded to a limited number of channel partners, with extensive product expertise and training required to fulfil Microsoft's requirements.
Lexel can now offer the new Surface Pro 4 and the Surface 3 devices and accessories as well as the Surface Book that will be released next year.

Lexel's GM of Technology Solutions Group, Peter Young says, "This is an exciting opportunity, especially with Microsoft's roadmap for new product releases next year. With mobility being one of our core strategic focuses, this appointment will strengthen and broaden our solution offering to both our corporate and education customers".
5 October 2015 Lexel announces the winner of the Microsoft Surface 3 competition Lexel's Ignite 2015 water bottle sponsorship promoted our extensive Microsoft capability for project delivery and support, along with the opportunity to enter the draw for a Microsoft Surface 3 tablet.

A big congratulations to Heath Mannering from Fletcher Distribution who is our lucky winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered, we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
25 June 2015 New Appointment IT Lexel Systems has appointed Darren Ryland to the role of Professional Services Manager. With over 24 years' experience in the New Zealand IT and Telecommunications industries, Ryland will be responsible for the ongoing development and growth of the professional services practises.

In his previous roles, Ryland was Country Manager of Primoris Consulting, and prior to that spent 11 years at Dimension Data as a Senior BDM and Team Leader.
2 June 2015 Lexel awarded Apple Education Partner IT Integrator Lexel Systems has been awarded authorization to sell Apple products to education customers at education pricing. Following an extensive evaluation and certification process, Apple has awarded Lexel Authorised Apple Education Reseller status. As a nominated Apple Education partner Lexel can offer schools and education institutions, education specific product and pricing.

Lexel's Education Business Manager, Andrew Fergus says, "This is huge recognition of Lexel's capability and experience within the Education sector supported by significant investment in Apple certifications for our technical staff." Lexel are certified in both Mobility Deployment and Mobility Solutions along with Mac OS X client and server. Apple mobility products have key technologies that add significant value to the education sector.

The addition of Apple products strengthens Lexel's portfolio to include all major IT brands to schools at academic level discounts. Coupled with an extensive technical support capability, Lexel are positioning themselves to be a 'one stop shop' for education customers.
24 March 2015 Lexel wins New Zealand Veeam ProPartner of the Year Lexel took the award for Veeam's New Zealand ProPartner of the Year for 2014.

Pictured L-R: Peter Bender (Channel and Alliances Manager, ANZ at Veeam) Jeff Partridge from Lexel, Don Williams (VP for ANZ at Veeam).

The awards, presented at its ProPartners Conference in Australia, are for the year's top performers as measured by an evaluation matrix covering areas such as earnings growth, ability to demonstrate a core understanding of Veeam's portfolio, innovative strategies to address the needs of customers and of the services provided.

Noel Simpson, Lexel Systems CEO, says "We are extremely pleased to have won this award as it represents the significant investment Lexel has made into its cloud strategy and solutions, including its backup and DR offering. The Cloud is a powerful model for any business, but businesses still need to address the area of backup and DR as most cloud offerings do not offer mission critical resilience or point based recovery. Lexel has developed cloud solutions that provide the core benefits of cloud, but are also supported by the necessary tools that make them suitable for mission critical purposes."

Don Williams, Veeam ANZ vice president, says partners have been crucial to the vendor’s business. Given that we run on a 100% channel model, without our ProPartners, Veeam would not be where it is today."
26 February 2015 Lexel announced as a finalist in the 2015 NZ Partner Awards Auckland IT infrastructure solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner, Lexel Systems has been selected as one of three finalists vying for 'Business Productivity - Communications' award at the 2015 Microsoft Partner Awards.

The annual partner awards, now in their eighth year, recognise excellence in the IT sector from those companies that integrate Microsoft solutions into their products and services.

Lexel Systems CEO Noel Simpson says "Being selected as a finalist for the Communications award is certainly a validation of our commitment to becoming the leader in the Lync integration space, or now Skype for Business. We set an objective to become the #1 or #2 Lync Integrator in NZ for enterprise voice and we have certainly achieved that. But we didn’t stop there and have now proven the capability of both Lync and Lexel as the leading choice for the mission critical call centre and also the multi-tenant public cloud."

In the "Business Productivity - Communications' category, Lexel's industry leading Microsoft Lync implementation at Airways New Zealand, showcased the benefits of a unified communications solution that is centrally managed and monitored.

The 2015 Microsoft Partner Awards will be held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on Thursday 19th March.