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Seneca Case Study

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Vernon has always stood out as a company that provides a vast array of devices in a quick and flexible manner. During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve used these advantages to successfully help companies and institutions deal with the challenges of remote work.

In the middle of March as this pandemic was first emerging, it was still an uncertain time and there was no clear road map for what was about to happen. As stores were closing and companies were sending their staff home, schools were waiting for instructions from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. We were approached by Seneca to help them deal with technology needs for students, should classes go online. Even before the closure was announced we were already proactively working with the Director of Service Delivery at Seneca to help them with an action plan. We mobilized quickly to reserve a large quantity of laptops from our extensive inventory. So if a closure was to take place students could still complete the remainder of their course work online. As the closures began we were then able to immediately take action and within only 1-2 days were able to provide students with their rental laptops. We approach technology rentals from a collaborative, problem solving standpoint so you get more than just equipment you get the right devices when you need them.
As the pandemic progressed and the lockdown was extended the situation at Seneca also evolved. The year was coming to a close and the school no longer needed as many laptops but still required them for a smaller pool of summer students. With Vernon’s flexible rental options we were able to restructure and adapt to the changing situation. The school was able to simply return the extra devices and keep the ones they still needed. We have a great deal of experience in the rental industry and we understand the need for flexibility especially when it comes to technology. That’s how we can make the process of renting so simple and comfortable. At the end of the day we’re proud of the service we provide and we’re passionate about helping our clients overcome challenges. We’re really happy that we had this opportunity to help students especially in these stressful times. Our approach and the effectiveness of our team was what facilitated this seamless process from planning, execution, to continued support. As your rental partner we’re with you every step of the way. Now more than ever you need a partner you can trust and one that can support you and your changing needs.
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Boardroom to Virtual Meetings

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We may not be having in person meetings these days but virtual meetings can be just as effective with the right technology.

Meetings are an important part of any business but with the current challenges we may not be able to get together for them. Vernon can help you get the right equipment to facilitate engaging and effective virtual meetings. Keep your staff connected and your team on the same page with the right remote setup. We have the inventory and the experience to keep you working without skipping a beat.

Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right solution for you!

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Shared Office to Home Office

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As we change from working in shared office spaces to home offices you need the right technology to keep up and stay productive.

If you’re faced with the challenge of working from home we can help. We have a vast amount of experiences in the tech rental industry and with our equally robust inventory of products we can equip home offices for your entire team. Our rental solutions will allow you to nimbly maneuver your company around these current challenges and keep you and your staff working seamlessly. From laptops to printers we have everything a home office will need.

Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right solution for you!

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Our Organization Has To Embrace Change.

In most cases, change is a welcomed or needed circumstance that all businesses and organizations have time to prepare for. More importantly, we think about changes that may impact our businesses and we develop plans to navigate through them.  In recent months, we ALL have been impacted by the immediate and sudden change brought upon us by COVID-19.

At Vernon, our daily passion has been to empower our clients to put on the best events and Trade-shows through I.T. and Computer Rental support.  That business, unfortunately, has faced significant postponements and cancellations due to Social Distancing and Government mandated safety measures.

As an organization, we have to change.

That change has asked us to revisit what our passion really means.  We are passionate about helping clients navigate the challenges of executing a successful event. Events that typically are brick and mortar events have now become digital events. Digital events via e-learning, and conferencing systems that require additional technology and still come with many  technical challenges. The pressure for event success is very much still there for our clients.  We continue to support clients’ needs on a per project basis, the same way we deal with physical events. Each event and need is unique and different.

We are passionate about supporting our clients and our client events.  We will continue to adjust our business to ensure that we are here to offer fresh approaches to overcoming the on-going changes to all businesses. We believe that we are all in this together and together we will prosper.

Vernon Technology has embraced change.

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Continued Support

Vernon I.T. Rental is here for you throughout all the on-going COVID-19 changes.

Requirements for remote work are changing weekly it seems. We understand that you need support during this time. We’re here to help you deploy additional remote work laptops and computers to staff you may have asked to return to work.

In addition, there may be a need for your remote staff to take care of their children and other loved ones during this time. Through Vernon I.T. rental we can help your employees with laptops at home schooling, additional entertainment workstations and for other e-learning needs.

We have seen companies ask us for single delivery locations so that they can handle the distribution of devices. Should that not be possible for your company, we can assist with next day delivery across the country. We support devices throughout the life of your I.T. Rental.

We’re here to ensure your rental experience allows you to deploy your rental I.T. safely to ensure reduced downtime, secure wiping of data and provide support throughout the life of your I.T. Rental.

Please reach out to us to discuss how you can have a better I.T. Rental experience and please remember to practice safe social distancing.

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Windows 10: Everything you Need to Know

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Up-to-date Windows Software  on Laptop and Desktop Rental with Vernon Technology

We said goodbye to Windows 7 and now comes the question on everyone’s mind: How long until Microsoft gets rid of Windows 10?

Don’t fret, you still have time. Since releasing in July 2015, Windows 10’s extended support is expected to end in 2025 with updates twice a year. For every version of OS, Microsoft offers a minimum of 10 years of support (5 of Mainstream Support and 5 of Extended Support) providing security and program updates.

While you may be hesitant to update and switch over to Windows 10 due to issues with the earlier versions, Microsoft has implemented several changes ensuring all updates are ready for the market including more testing and slower rollouts. 

If you haven’t updated already, we strongly recommend upgrading as soon as possible. It’s important to keep your data secure, especially in a world where cybercrime continues to increase. Check out our blog post “Say Goodbye to Windows 7” for more information on how to upgrade to Windows 10.  

Now it’s time to verse yourself with all the new features Windows 10 provides. We’ve outlined some of the best features that the newest update of Windows 10 has to offer.   

Windows 10 20H1 Features:

  • The Windows Defender Antivirus – This new security tool protects against malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and the web.
  • Windows Hello – A password-free sign in option that unlocks your devices with your facial or fingerprint recognition. 
  • Cortana – A “personal productivity assistant” built to help you use Microsoft 365 apps. Create tasks, emails and edit settings more efficiently with Cortana.
  • Search Home – Quick Access to Weather, Top News, Today in History and New Movies.
  • Kaomoji – A Kaomoji keyboard shortcut has been added. A Kaomoji is a popular japanese emoji-style such as(^-^)or ಠ_ಠ
  • Virtual Desktops – Ability to rename your virtual desktops. 
  • Automatically open apps – Edit in settings to opt in or out of automatically opening Universal Windows Platform apps after your machine has been restarted.

Shop Vernon for all your updated product rentals. Call us today at 1-877-752-0916 or email us at insidesales@vernontech.ca.

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Tech World

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Vernon Technology is here to help you remote work during COVID-19

Since the discovery of the Coronavirus in Wuhan, China in December there have been over 2,700 deaths and more than 80,000 people have been infected worldwide. This illness has affected the globe in a traumatic way and even industries have begun feeling the effects. 

Popular tech companies, like Apple, who have factories in China and surrounding Asian countries are now expecting severe delays on highly anticipated products, like the new 5G iPhone. The coronavirus has resulted in many tech companies closing their stores and offices in China and the surrounding areas. With these closures, and the quarantine of the 11 million people living in Wuhan, accounting for 25% of global production of fibre optics, it is likely that there will be a noticeable decrease in the amount of tech products available on the markets. Smartphone production alone is projected to drop 12%.

Tech trade shows have also taken a significant hit since the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

Prior to the Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC), the world’s largest mobile trade show, several companies, such as LG and AT&T, backed out of making an appearance last minute due to the increase of coronavirus outbreaks. As many tech companies use trade shows to introduce new smartphones, there will be a significant delay in the release of many sought after products as more businesses back out of various global trade shows. 

Some companies have used their trade shows as a platform to help combat the coronavirus. Samsung’s Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco took several precautions ensuring the safety of their guests. In addition to offering face masks and hand sanitizers, they used thermal imaging cameras at the entrance to detect fevers of attendees, and provided onsite medical assistance. 

Don’t let the coronavirus affect you or your business, let Vernon help you for all your rental needs. Call us at 1-877-752-0916 for support during these delays or email us at insidesales@vernontech.ca.

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Gaming Industry Takes Over

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Gaming Hardware Rental Available Through Vernon Technology


Over the last few years there has been a huge shift in th
e entertainment industry. The gaming industry has seen significant growth and has become the most popular and profitable forms of entertainment.

In the last year, the gaming industry was estimated to have produced $116 billion, over $10 billion more than TV or TV streaming services. The gaming industry has seen a 10.7 percent growth in the last year and has no signs of stopping. 

The diverse industry for gaming provides users with various ways of consumption, whether you’re a hardcore gamer or a mobile user. Gaming has become normalized and readily available for use in everyday life. Nowadays everyone has a mobile device and access to various games allowing them to play games whenever they want. 

One of the most significant changes to the gaming universe is the shift of it being an antisocial and individual experience to being an interactive experience. There is now a large participant aspect associated with video games whether it is watching YouTube videos or attending e-sport events.

E-sporting events are now just as popular as regular sporting events. Many schools and organizations have even created e-sport teams in order to get more involved. Furthermore, videos of people playing video games on YouTube are some of the most popular videos to watch online. YouTube influencers like PewDiePie have over 102M subscribers and average 5M views on gaming related videos. 

With the significant growth in the gaming industry, we have been able to see some really cool new gaming advances. Check out some of our favourite ones below. 

New Gaming Advancements:

    • Cybershoes – Cybershoes are gaming shoes that allow one to walk and run in the Virtual world all while sitting in real life.
    • VR Suits – VR Suits allow you to feel things in the Virtual world (including gun shots) giving users a “real” Virtual Reality experience.
    • Updates to Motion Tracking – Many of the problems and barriers associated with motion tracking have been addressed making it more accurate. 
    • Nintendo Switch Copies – New products mimicking the Nintendo Switch are proving to be just as good if not better, such as the LYRA or Google Stadia. These new advancements allow users to play video games wherever they are. 
    • Gaming Monitors – New gaming monitors have been created to provide a better user experience like the Samsung Odyssey Gaming Monitor with a curved display.  

Dip your toes into the gaming universe with our VR rentals. For information on how Vernon can help you put on your own e-sport event or improve your gaming experience call us at 1-877-752-0916 or email us at insidesales@vernontech.ca.

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Say Goodbye to Windows 7

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Last month Microsoft officially put an end to Windows 7. After 10 years, Microsoft will no longer be providing support, security updates or bug fixes to Windows 7 users. Instead, the company plans to focus more on technology that provides its users with new experiences.

For the approximately 200 million remaining PCs around the world, this means they will no longer have protected services causing a serious security risk to themselves or their organization. Due to the mainstream use of Windows 7, those who do not update risk being targeted by hackers and viruses who attempt to exploit those who haven’t upgraded.

This can be especially risky for companies dealing with the data of others as it puts those associated with the company at risk as well. The longer companies risk not upgrading, the higher the risk to security.

Because of this severity of risk associated with this change, there have been several recommendations and options given to users on how they can minimize any risks.

Options:

  • Upgrade to Windows 10 – Depending on how old your device is, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for only US$119.
  • Upgrade your Device – Purchase new devices compatible with Windows 10. While this may be the most costly solution – it is the highest recommended.
  • Upgrade to Linux – A free alternative to Windows 7, Linux is specifically designed to run on older computers.
  • Upgrade through Windows Media Creation Tool – Users with a Windows 7 or 8 license key are able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free by upgrading through the Windows Media Creation Tool. While this option may be free, it may be more confusing to some users and does not work for Windows Enterprise users.
  • Get Windows 7 Extended Security Updates – While not highly recommended, this option will protect you against any threat deemed critical or important. It is important to note that this option is only available for the next 3 years.

If for any reason you cannot upgrade your devices, ensure you protect yourself.

Trips to Protect Yourself:

  • Add security layers and ensure you are using antivirus software to detect any threats
  • Implement email protection
  • Provide your employees with security awareness training
  • Try to avoid using the internet on Windows 7 devices and add mitigating controls so you can control who has access
  • Uninstall all unnecessary software and disable any unneeded services

While this transition may be more difficult for some companies, Vernon can help you with your shift. Rent up to date devices and avoid major security risks during your transition to purchasing or upgrading your products. Call us at 1-877-752-0916 or email us at insidesales@vernontech.ca to discuss your options today.

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Magic Leap Retargets to Businesses

Vernon Offers Magic Leap Mixed Reality Headset for Rent

Say hello to Magic Leap 1 – a $2995 mixed reality headset aimed at juxtaposing virtual reality animations with the real world. At such a price point, many would agree that the product is priced much too high for the average consumer – and the numbers would say the same. As such, Magic Leap has decided to switch their focus to enterprises, successfully casting themselves into the market for business-related applications. In concentrating on visual interaction, 3D visualization, training and assistance and location-based services, the company has taken steps to appeal to the professional environment.

Magic Leap has recently announced testing for Jump by Magic Leap, aimed at enabling new channels of communication and collaboration for users who are both physically and virtually co-present. With Jump, companies can bridge their digital content with elements of the physical world in a way that grows creative efforts and productivity. Real estate companies have employed Jump as a means of providing individuals with the ability to experience 3D models of buildings while aiding in future development; thereby, reducing travel costs, environmental impacts and processes of interaction.

Jump can generate visual models of just about anything – from jet engines to statistical sets. In producing spatial insights and real-world scaling, Jump takes decision-making and complex business endeavours to the next level. Coupled with a unique ability to create visual representations of instructions, the program also functions to streamline training operations and enable employees to participate in more comprehensive and amusing training sessions.

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