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Adopting Sustainable IT Operations – Is it Worth It?


Embracing sustainability is no longer a choice, it’s a necessity. In today’s environmentally conscious New Zealand, consumers and customers are demanding companies adopt green practices more than ever before. By integrating sustainable strategies into the design, manufacturing, operation, and disposal of IT products, companies in the IT industry can not only satisfy their customers, but also create a better future. However, is this transition worth the investment?


Making the switch to eco-friendly tech isn’t a walk in the park. In this article, we will explore the challenges of going green, uncover the many benefits you can enjoy from adopting a sustainable business model and discuss how Lexel’s partnership with HP, a leading sustainable technology company, can help with your transition.


The Green Investment

Embracing sustainability can come with a higher price tag. To go-green, companies must invest in research and development, education and training, and supply-chain changes.  However, when companies make these green investments, they open the door to a world of long-term benefits. These include reducing operating costs, capitalising on regulatory incentives and enhancing their brand image. Plus, it’s a surefire way to win over customers and build their loyalty, ultimately making sustainability a smart business move that balances environmental responsibility with economic gains.


Are you Equipped?

Many companies find they are not sufficiently equipped to successfully migrate to sustainable IT operations. To bridge this gap, companies can turn to external resources and partner with organisations who are experienced in the field of green IT.  Rather than struggling to keep up with the constantly evolving tech landscape or hiring in-house experts, Lexel offers a wide array of ICT managed services, covering everything from endpoint devices to printing solutions. We also offer a suite of HP products designed with a commitment to preserving the Earth’s natural resources in mind.


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Regulation Barriers

Navigating the complex world of environmental regulations and compliance standards can be like solving a riddle. These rules can vary significantly from place to place and may evolve over time.  By partnering with ICT managed services like Lexel, you’ll find a winning formula. Lexel consistently delivers quality and innovation, ensuring your IT systems run smoothly, putting your business at the forefront of the competition. Through regular monitoring, maintenance, and top-notch security management of your endpoints, you’ll maximise operational efficiency while minimising risks.


Legacy Systems

Picture legacy IT assets as the wise elders of the tech world—these are the seasoned desktops, loyal laptops, and timeless software. Handling them often leaves IT departments scratching their heads. Why? Because they weren’t designed with modern security or sustainability in mind. The exciting part comes when you decide to give them a makeover. These systems have hidden potential. Upgrading them not only enhances their security but also injects fresh life into these trusted systems. With some care and attention, these classic systems can be optimised for sustainability, reducing their carbon footprint and energy consumption.


Balancing Sustainability and Security

Striking a balance between security and sustainability can be a juggling act, as certain security practices can inadvertently impact our environment. Take encryption, for instance, a cornerstone of cybersecurity, shielding sensitive data like financial records, personal information, and trade secrets from cyber threats. Yet, the energy consumption tied to encryption can significantly swell a company’s carbon footprint, especially for those managing vast data loads or relying heavily on cloud-based services. In response to this challenge, HP provides a range of eco-friendly products designed for energy efficiency and durability so they can stay in use for as long as possible, while Lexel provide convenient, service-based solutions aimed at delivering increased value to customers while minimising environmental impact.


Keeping Up to Date

The ever-evolving landscape of security threats and sustainable technology solutions presents a dynamic challenge for companies aiming to adapt and stay informed.  In the realm of cybersecurity, threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with attackers continually devising new tactics to outsmart security measures. Staying ahead of the game requires a commitment to ongoing training, proactive security measures like threat hunting, and regular system updates. Keeping pace with these advances demands staying well-informed and adaptable. The Lexel team is your trusted partner on this journey, with a team of experts ready to keep you informed and guide your organisation to the forefront of this landscape.


Supply Gap

Sourcing eco-friendly IT equipment and solutions can pose a significant challenge. The scarcity of sustainable tech options often makes life hard for businesses aiming to blend security and eco-friendliness. Across New Zealand, many companies are putting sustainability at the forefront of their operations. However, they often struggle to find technology solutions that match their unique needs.


But there’s no need to worry when you have a trusted technology partner like Lexel by your side. We cover your tech needs, from data centre enhancements to eco-friendly IT products, including our range of HP endpoints and printing solutions. Instead of keeping up with evolving technology or hiring in-house experts, Lexel Systems offers ICT managed services that tap into decades of expertise, reducing risk and maximising service levels. Together, we pave the way to a greener, more sustainable future.



Adopting Sustainable IT Operations with Lexel and HP


Embracing sustainability isn’t just a choice; it’s a pathway to a brighter, greener, and more responsible future for businesses and our planet. Lexel, as your trusted technology partner, is fully committed to this journey.


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In our drive towards sustainability, we have teamed with HP, a company that shares our values and places sustainable impact at the heart of their business strategy. HP has taken remarkable steps to advance sustainability, including their HP Device Recovery Service, designed to extend the lifespan of used devices, initiatives to minimise waste, and the use of eco-friendly materials to create circular products. They’ve reduced single-use plastics in their packaging by 44% and have responsibly reused and recycled 389,000 tonnes of hardware.


In our pursuit of a sustainable future, we actively seek out and recommend products that are not only innovative but also environmentally friendly. By choosing Lexel you can gain access to HP’s IT devices designed to reduce waste, improve energy efficiency, and promote green energy sources. Take the HP Elite Dragonfly G2 Notebook PC, for example, which incorporates >80% recycled materials in its mechanical parts, including 5% ocean-bound plastic from bottles in the speaker enclosure.


Let’s discuss how Lexel, with its managed services and top-notch endpoint devices and printing solutions, can take your organisation’s sustainability efforts to new heights. Together, we can create a better, greener tomorrow.


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