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# 20498 28-Mar-2008 11:29
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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations based on experience of suppliers for desktop, notebook and server gear for business as well as software licences, especially if they can lease via CIT. We currently deal with 1 company, however their delivery performance has been poor. We are looking at spending a reasonable amount of money on some new server gear very soon and I would like to compare our current supplier with others.

Thanks

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  # 119390 28-Mar-2008 18:29
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Whereabouts in NZ are you based?



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  # 119396 28-Mar-2008 18:56
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Sorry I should have mentioned that, I'm based in Christchurch. However, willing to pay for courier charges if it's a decent supplier outside of the city.

 
 
 
 


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  # 119710 30-Mar-2008 17:39
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For server gear try unleash.co.nz, for PCs etc however I have no knowledge of who is good and bad.

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  # 119731 30-Mar-2008 20:11
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i use pricespy.co.nz a lot for computer parts and from experience i can list a few good companies on there. - i have used and trust these websites - pc online shop, qmb computers, ascent, pc gear and expert infotech. as for business and server stuff you'll have to look for yourself.



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  # 119774 30-Mar-2008 22:25
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Thanks for the replies. The types of Companies that come to mind for what I'm looking for are the likes of say Gen-I, Axon, Cyclone Computers etc. I'm not too familiar with any of these companies, so looking for those kind of recommendations.
We have accounts with computer wholesalers like Dove, but they don't do leasing or supply the types of licences we are after. Looking for an all round supplier really. We also need the ability to customise the gear we buy and extend warranties, which doesn't favour buying from a wholesaler.

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  # 119778 30-Mar-2008 22:33
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PhantomNZ: Thanks for the replies. The types of Companies that come to mind for what I'm looking for are the likes of say Gen-I, Axon, Cyclone Computers etc. I'm not too familiar with any of these companies, so looking for those kind of recommendations.
We have accounts with computer wholesalers like Dove, but they don't do leasing or supply the types of licences we are after. Looking for an all round supplier really. We also need the ability to customise the gear we buy and extend warranties, which doesn't favour buying from a wholesaler.

I used to work for Gen-i in Hawkes Bay. I can thoroughly reccomend Gen-i anywhere for getting the job done. They have access to so many suppliers, with excellent pricing available to them, and usually fantastic access to dedicated support from the big vendors and wholesalers.







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# 119798 31-Mar-2008 07:05
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tonyhughes:
I used to work for Gen-i in Hawkes Bay. I can thoroughly reccomend Gen-i anywhere for getting the job done. They have access to so many suppliers, with excellent pricing available to them, and usually fantastic access to dedicated support from the big vendors and wholesalers.


They get the job done at $120 per hour! Friendly staff and excellent level of expertise, but couldn't bring down the hourly rate for an education customer?!?  Great, if you have money to burn.  (Sorry, Tony.)

PhantomNZ:
Looking for an all round supplier really. We also need the ability to
customise the gear we buy and extend warranties, which doesn't favour
buying from a wholesaler.



I use Acquire.co.nz for the supply of business hardware (+warranties) and software (+licensing) goods and they can do leasing too. Friendly and 'on to it' bunch. Great after sales support.

Are you just after goods?  Or someone to do (services) the install too?  Your post is unclear on that.







 
 
 
 




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  # 119807 31-Mar-2008 08:38
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Pretty much just after the equipment but with quick warraty claim / support times if required. Installation of things like a new rack equiped with server gear may be a bonus too.

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  # 119813 31-Mar-2008 08:47
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PhantomNZ: Pretty much just after the equipment but with quick warraty claim / support times if required. Installation of things like a new rack equiped with server gear may be a bonus too.


Acquire are good at processing and following up RAs (return authorisations).  You'll need to look elsewhere for the rack / server install.  DTSL [dtsl.co.nz] is another company you could investigate/speak with.  I've had good dealings with them too.







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  # 119817 31-Mar-2008 09:17
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There are a few in the big name supplier/service provider area, Gen-I, Axon, Fujitisu/Infinity, DTSL, Datacom, Unisys,

For systems then probably one of NZs Intel Premier Partners will probably be your best bet, these being Cyclone, Insite, Advantage, Silicon and one more whos name escapes me.

Insite and Cyclone are CHCH based, but I think they prefer to go through a reseller, however that may change depending on the number of PCs required.

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