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November 2018 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner Awards 2018 – WINNERS Lexel Systems is extremely proud to have been recognised at this year’s Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner awards, which again highlights our excellent growth and development in 2018 as an ICT provider of choice.


At a prestigious Black Tie event held at The Auckland Cloud, HPE honoured its top performing partners across New Zealand and Lexel made a clean sweep of the awards, winning the following:

·         Platinum Partner of the Year

·         Growth Partner of the Year (2nd year in a row)

·         Technical MVP – Saif Nouri

·         Sales MVP – Matthew Goodey (2nd year in a row)


The awards were judged on a combination of revenue, performance against target, growth and overall engagement with HPE and customers.

November 2018 Microsoft 2018 NZ Partner Awards – WINNER Microsoft New Zealand celebrated its outstanding local business partners at the 11th annual Microsoft Partner Awards.


Lexel was excited to win the Modern Work Place category and place highly commended in the Empowering Employees Award category.


The Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards recognise innovative partners who are demonstrating inventive use of digital technology. The streamlined ceremony saw the awards pivot to a greater focus on customers.


Phil Goldie, Microsoft New Zealand One Commercial Partner Director says, “This year the judges were incredibly impressed by the high calibre of entries. It was a genuine challenge to pick the winners in so many closely contested categories.


Lexel is a Microsoft Partner that is delivering solutions and innovations that are optimising businesses as well as improving people’s lives.”


“Our partners play a crucial role in New Zealand’s IT sector. Whether they are creating new solutions to meet customer demands or providing insightful IT advice, every day they are realising Microsoft’s mission by empowering New Zealand businesses to be trail blazers,” says Goldie.


Lexel is proud to have been recognised at this year’s awards, which highlight our continued growth and development as an ICT provider of choice.

November 2018 Lexel and Cylance host a cyber-security event


Lexel Systems and Cylance hosted a Cyber Security event at Auckland’s Tabac Bar in the CBD on the 15th November 2018.


Lexel’s David Brennan, based on his extensive overseas experience, provided a brief market overview and opinions on the current threat landscape facing New Zealand businesses.


Senior Security Technologist Richard Melick, delivered us a firsthand insight into how cyber crime is conducted today, how to combat the most damaging attack strategies, and how to prevent both known and unknown threats that haven’t been seen before. We invited our customers to participate in a live ransomware attack to find out how easy it is to obtain, weaponise and deliver malware, as well as to learn techniques that adversaries use to bypass existing security solutions.


Following Richard’s presentation, Cody Hill – Infrastructure Technical Specialist at Icebreaker (a global clothing brand based in Auckland) discussed the ‘Icebreaker Experience’ with Cylance and partnership with Lexel.


A great event enjoyed by all followed by drinks, canapés and networking.


October 2018 Lexel Systems and its Founder Recognised at Reseller News Innovation Awards 2018


Reseller News hosted its annual industry awards at the Cordis Hotel to celebrate and reward excellence across the Kiwi channel. With 500 attendees from channel partners and vendors present, Lexel was recognised with the sought after ‘Digital Transformation’ award for its work with My Food Bag. In addition, Lexel was nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Customer Value’ award for its work with Holmes Group. After accepting the award, Noel Simpson, Lexel CEO said “We’re extremely humbled to be recognised in this very key and prestigious category of Digital Transformation. It represents the significant investment that we have made in this area and the strong team and capability that we have developed. Although one of many very successful Digital Transformation projects competed this year, the Lexel team particularly enjoyed working with the My Food Bag team to achieve a very successful outcome”.


Chris Simpson, Lexel’s founder was personally recognised for his service to the IT industry and invited into the exclusive ‘Hall of Fame’, joining existing Hall of Fame members such as Keith Watson (HP, MD), Darryl Swann (CCL, CEO) and Gary Bigwood (Ingram Micro, MD). Chris Simpson, Lexel’s Founder said “After 30 years in the industry I have achieved many things. Most of all, I have enjoyed working with people, growing them, making them the best they can be and I have particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside my son Noel Simpson, Lexel’s CEO, to grow and build what is today a very successful $60 million dollar business”.


The Reseller News Innovation Awards are coordinated by a judging panel comprising of over 70 of the industry’s leading influencers.

October 2018 Lexel Hosts HP DaaS Information Session


On 11th October 2018, Lexel hosted a customer informative session on HP’s new Device as a Service ‘DaaS’, hosted by Lexel and HP at Harbourside Restaurant.


HP’s David Adams discussed the benefits of DaaS over the traditional device procurement and support model and how it tied in nicely with Microsoft’s own new generation desktop licensing and application management offering.


In summary, DaaS offers a more cost effective and flexible solution for customers. The solutions covers the full range of compute devices from tablets through to POS devices and is bundled with analytics that detect device health and workload profile. The agreements are scalable and allow flexing up or down to meet the ever changing needs of the customers’ business.


September 2018 KPMG endorses Lexel in Business Chief Asia Pacific Edition


“Lexel systems provide critical support
for our IT operations including our
all-important network, unified communications and sysops management. They are deeply embedded within the business providing thought leadership on ways to improve the business in line with our ITS strategies.”


Read the full interview to learn how
Lexel has supported KPMG to navigate
a digital future.


September 2018 Lexel and HP Engage POS empower retail and hospitality
to reinvent the customer experience


The retail and hospitality industries are a constant high-pressure environment that needs robust and reliable systems in place to support the demand.


Lexel, a retail ICT solutions provider, presents the HP Engage point of sale system, offering retailers and hospitality an enhanced suite of digital services that are built for the day ahead.


Read the full article here


August 2018 Lexel hosts OA Systems Event


Lexel, OA systems, and Microsoft hosted an informative session with networking being a key focus.


Attendees learnt how we have worked together to design a platform using Microsoft technologies which delivers end to end business solutions through the use of cloud based technology. Allowing users to offload repeatable tasks and concentrate on business improvement with the power of the latest generation technologies.


A great afternoon, discovering the latest Microsoft Solutions.