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How to Do Cybersecurity While Working From Home

Remote work can greatly impact cybersecurity. A remote work environment raises the risk of cyber-attacks and data breaches as a result of security skills shortages, vulnerable networks, cloud-based infrastructures, employee work habits and cyber criminals. Cybercriminals are becoming ever bolder with the shift to remote work as they expose the vulnerabilities of workers by specifically targeting them. By targeting the specific worker rather than the entire corporation, Cybercriminals can be more successful in their endeavours. If you would like to learn some helpful tips for yourself or your employees, read below!

How to Do Cybersecurity While Working from Home:

1. Don’t do Mobile Devices

Only work from your corporate devices as it’s the most secure. Working from your phone opens gateways for phishing scams and hackers to infiltrate.

2. Use Multi-factor authentication

Always add layers of security to your devices (passwords, PINs, biometric login)

3. Enable Firewalls and anti-virus software

Firewalls block malicious traffic and anti-virus software scans files for malware.

4. Protect your Wi-fi

Remote work may mean you will be connected to your own Wi-fi. To ensure the security of your Wi-fi choose strong and difficult passwords. If you are using a public Wi-fi network, use a VPN, which is a secure encrypted tunnel through which information is sent. This will protect your personal data.

What to Look Out For (spotting malicious emails):

1.  Spear-phishing email:

A spear-phishing email is created using the recipient’s personal or professional characteristics and interests. Threats could include information found online about the recipient with the goal of stealing sensitive data.

2.  Whaling email:

A Whaling email is only sent to high-profile individuals or executives at an organization. The email will contain personal information with the goal of stealing sensitive data.

3.  Quishing:

A Quishing email uses QR codes that re-directs you to phishing websites.

Spotting malicious emails can be difficult and there are countless types of scams. Read below on how to handle malicious emails!

How to Handle Malicious emails:


Do not click on any links or open any attached files. Investigate the email by looking up the company or looking at the email address.

2.  Report! 

Reporting suspicious emails is a great way to ensure that you will not be emailed from the email again and that others can be protected as their account will be reviewed.

Want to learn more about this topic? Visit this government of Canada article to learn more –


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How Can We Consume Technology in an Eco-friendly way?

Living a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle should become a priority for us all. The way we consume technology needs to be changed, and we need to find ways in which we can build a better and brighter future.

Green technology is in the early stages of development as we are just starting to scratch the surface with renewable energy, but, we need to do our part as individuals and act now. In order to live a more sustainable and conscious lifestyle we need to look at how we can consume technology in an eco-friendly way. Interested? Read below for some helpful tips to help you change the way you consume technology. 

How to Consume Technology in an Eco-friendly Way:

1. Look after your electronics and accessories!

Treat your electronics, phone chargers and phone cases with care. By looking after your electronics, they will last longer which means you are making the most out of their lifecycle.

2. Don’t buy excess!

Purchase the items you need, not the ones that you want. There is no need to always be buying the new iPhone, instead make the most out of your phone before you look to replace it. In addition, purchasing quality accessories makes them last, buying 10 cheap phone charges instead of one good one causes a lot of waste.

3. Properly recycle your old devices

Don’t just throw your old devices away, you have the option to trade them in or recycle them at some cell carrier store or other electronics retailers. They can be used to create new phones which further prolongs the lifecycle of your device!

Choosing to consume technology in an eco-friendly way is a precursor to choosing to live a more suitable lifestyle. In order to help the environment, we all need to bring sustainability into every aspect of our lives.

Choose Vernon Technology

Looking to recycle your old IT equipment in an environmentally safe way? Whether you are looking to upgrade your dusty IT equipment, shift your employees back to the office either in-person or hybrid and/or downsize or close an office—we can help you recycle your equipment in an environmentally safe way while also getting maximum returns for your unwanted IT equipment.

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Toronto Trade show/Event Technology Rentals

A technology-based display is a great way to showcase your products, provide a more immersive customer experience and attract crowds! Interested in renting technology for your next event or tradeshow? Vernon can help you make any event a success!

Have an upcoming event in Toronto? Take a look at some of our technology Rentals


iPads are a great way to showcase your products or any video content! Vernon offers flexible rentals with the best support and service, and fast shipments, delivery and installation anywhere across Canada. Visit our iPad page to learn more 

iPad Kiosk’s

iPad kiosks make it easy for your audience to connect with your business. Used as a perfect touch point for guests to self-register at hotels and events, or as a cool digital display to guide guests to their seats at your event, they are a great way to engage with every guest! Visit our iPad kiosk page to learn more.

Large Format Displays

Show the world what you can do with a large format display! Large format displays are great for displaying products, branding and great way to get your message across. Attract an audience with one of our large format displays which can be installed anywhere. Visit our large format display page to learn more. 

Large Touchscreen E-Dislay

Captivate the crowd with a large touchscreen E-display! Vernon offers the latest, sleek touchscreen e-poster display solutions – Loaded with a host of amazing digital interactive and messaging features! Interested? Visit the large touchscreen E-display page to learn more.

VR Rentals

VR Rentals are a great way to attract a crowd and create an immersive experience that your audience will remember. Vernon will help with the setup and delivery and will provide full-service tech support. Visit the VR rental page to learn more about the products offered.

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Technology Risks to Your Business

Technology risks are difficult to predict, but now is the time to prepare for them. Taking precautions and following a few simple steps can help you ensure your business remains productive, efficient, and cost-effective.

While you are downsizing, shifting to a hybrid model or upgrading your old IT equipment, it is important that your data is kept secure, which will help reduce technology risks.

Here are some tips on how to reduce technology risks to your business:

Backup your data

It is possible to reduce the chances of IT risks by doing proper backups. Backups are created to ensure that data can be recovered if the primary copy is lost. Data failures can be caused by hardware or software failures, data corruption, or human error, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware) or an accidental deletion. Additionally, backing up your data daily to a remote location ensures that you will never lose more than a day’s worth of work.

Wipe old equipment

When disposing of old IT equipment, it is important to ensure the equipment is wiped to ensure data security. Throwing away equipment without wiping it exposes sensitive information.

Security Measures

To keep data safe, it is important to adopt a security policy. Ensure data security by implementing policies that your employees must follow. By requiring passwords for internet use and software downloads you can minimize technology risks to your business.


Are you looking to get rid of your old IT equipment? At Vernon Technology, we can get rid of your old IT equipment while maintaining 100% data security. Talk to us about our IT Asset Disposition Services.

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How To Do Small Business Technology


Providing technology for your small business can be challenging and expensive. While you may not be at the forefront of developing or sourcing new technology, it is still vital to your business’ efficiency and growth. COVID-19 has changed technology trends and will continue to do so in 2023. Since working from home is an increasingly common practice, businesses must find laptops that are both secure and functional. Renting laptops for your small business ensures that your workers have quality products that they can replace when they need to. 

Here are some tips on how to boost your small business with technology

Optimize your website

A website represents your company and is often the first thing your customers see when they visit. Make sure your site is easy to navigate, non-text-heavy, and visually appealing. Additionally, you should ensure your site is optimized to rank highly on the internet when compared to similar businesses.

Get busy on social media

Social media is crucial to building awareness of your brand or business. Get busy on social media by engaging with your customers and marking your territory. Social media is a great way to engage with your audience by being supportive and helpful.

Supply your employees with laptops

Due to the shifting workforce, providing your employees with laptops can help them get their work done from anywhere. The best part about renting laptops is that you can trade in your old equipment and get the latest technology while still saving money.

Technology can be challenging for small businesses to use, but if done right, it can help you stand out and succeed. Looking to rent technology equipment? Vernon offers a wide range of technology rentals including laptops, computers, iPads and more! Talk to us today about your technology rental 

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Looking to Get Rid of Your Old IT Equipment?

Getting rid of your obsolete IT equipment can be a huge burden. Where should you dispose of it and how do you do so in a secure manner? 

Computers and other devices house all sorts of sensitive information and disposing of this equipment in an unsafe way can put your company and your employees at risk. 

Here are three reasons why you may want to replace your current equipment

Does you office need an IT refresh? 

Often times companies are behind on their IT refresh. Although your IT equipment may still function, over time you can experience a decline in efficiency. Also, waiting for your devices to fail before replacing them can result in unforeseen downtime and productivity loss. A regular IT equipment refresh will help your business stay compliant and avoid the hassle of dealing with broken or aged technology. In addition, it will help maximize system performance which in turn will help your employees stay productive. When refreshing your old IT equipment, it’s important to ensure that your data is destroyed in a secure and environmentally safe way.  

Is your workforce transitioning back to the office?

If your workforce is transitioning back to the office or with a hybrid model, you might need to get rid of your excess IT equipment. If your equipment still has time in its remaining lifecycle you can get money back. When getting your equipment ready for value recovery it is crucial to make sure your devices have been wiped to ensure your company and employees are protected.  

Are you downsizing or closing an office?

When companies are downsizing or closing up shop, a lot of the old IT equipment ends up in landfills. 85% of our E-Waste that is sent to landfills and incinerators are mostly burned, and release harmful toxins in the air. (1) If you are looking to get rid of large amounts of old IT equipment, it’s important to do it in an environmentally friendly and secure way.  

Get sustainable value for your organization

Vernon Technology offers IT asset destruction services to help you safely and securely dispose of your old IT equipment. Whether you are looking to upgrade your dusty IT equipment, shift your employees back to the office either in-person or hybrid and/or downsize or close an office—we can help you get maximum returns for your unwanted IT equipment. Get a quote today! 

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Toronto Laptop Rentals

With over 30 years of an impeccable track record of laptop rentals across Toronto, Vernon has earned a reputation for ensuring success. With our designated Specialist Team both on and off-site to assist you, we can ensure efficient logistics and management for smooth operations every time. 

Choose from a wide selection of Toronto laptop rentals from Vernon Technology. Whatever your needs, Vernon can help! 

Education Needs

Laptops have become a necessity for students and educators as a result of the ever-changing learning landscape. Due to the rise in the number of online courses offered, students are now required to have laptops to engage with online learning. Renting laptops is a great way to participate in online learning – while being cost-effective 

Vernon can help you find the right laptop to fit your education needs. Whether it be for the classroom or training session, choose from a wide selection of laptops that are great for educators and students and compatible with the software you need! 

Creative Needs

Empowering a creative team with laptops can be a huge and expensive commitment – but a necessary one. A creative team needs laptops to complete their day-to-day tasks and communicate effectively with one another. Renting laptops is a great way to equip your team with the tools they need without having to make such a huge commitment! 

At Vernon, we can help you find the right devices to empower your creative team. Whether you are looking for an Apple or Windows device, we can customize your laptop with extra memory and more powerful processors to fit your creative needs! We offer the best Toronto laptops for graphic designers, interior decorators, editors, publishers and more! 

Enterprise Needs

As a result of the shift to more online-based work, laptops have become the main method of communication for employees. This is why it is important to supply your employees with the right laptops that will allow them to work from anywhere. If you are transitioning to a more hybrid workforce, renting is the way to go! Renting offers you the freedom to try out devices that could work best for you.  

Vernon offers a wide range of work-from-home-ready laptops that can be delivered across Toronto. We also handle replacements so that your IT department doesn’t have to deal with any device issues. Get the best support and service with our technology rentals. We offer quick shipments, delivery and installation anywhere across Canada!

Event/Tradeshow Needs

Laptops are a great way to take your event or trade-show to the next level. By incorporating technology, you can stand out from the crowd and create a more immersive experience.  

Need a Toronto laptop for an event or trade-show? Vernon can help! We have had the pleasure of supporting international film festivals, elections, professional sports tournaments, major annual events, large-scale tradeshows, and festivals. No matter what the event, we’ll help you find the right device. Choose from a selection of world-class brands to help you succeed 

Vernon Technology Solutions offers flexible rental solutions to fit your needs!

Rent our Toronto laptops for a day, week, month or year. 

Get a quote today! 

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The Best Gaming Laptops

Portability, performance, storage and price are all things that should be taken into consideration when looking for a gaming laptop.  

As a result of the CPU battle against Intel and AMD, the search for a gaming laptop has just got even better! A better price and quality of gaming laptops have hit the shelves. They have quick refreshing screens that are necessary for the gaming experience. Not only can these laptops be used for gaming but they can be used for everyday work.  

When looking for the best gaming laptop, always take into consideration the CPU and how much RAM and storage the configuration has. Some of the best brands for gaming laptops include Dell, Razer, and Lenovo. They provide quality products built to last. 

Here are some of the best gaming laptops

Lenovo Legion 5 pro  

The Legion 5 Pro is one of the best gaming laptops Lenovo has ever made. It comes with a high-performance AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU. All of this powerful hardware is held within a sleek 16-inch chassis. It delivers great results on every game with its anti-glare, IPS screen that pushes a 2560 x 1600 resolution and supports NVIDIA G-Sync and Dolby Vision. As a result, you get a 34% increase in pixel density. Other notable features include it’s amazing battery life and Coldfont 3.0, which Lenovo claims will increase thermal performance and eliminate throttling even after hours of high-performance gaming. This is definitely a great choice if you’re looking for an uncompromised gaming experience on the go. 

Dell Alienware M15 R7

Dell does it again with their Alienware M15 R7 which comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor and RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. To compliment all of this power Dell also gives us a 15.6″ QHD display with a 360Hz refresh rate. This laptop provides quality picture and a fast display but beyond just boasting some great internals it is also a beautify laptop. It comes with all the design flares you’d expect from an Alienware device. With all that being said it’s not a perfect device. Users have noted that it is not the stealthiest laptop out there with some complaints regarding the overall portability and fan noise. Still, if you’re serious about gaming the Alienware M15 R7 is not to be over looked.  

The Dell G15

To round out our list of best gaming laptops we have to mention at least one budget-friendly option. With the Dell G15 you get great performance without breaking the bank. Under the hood, we have a AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and AMD Radeon RX5600M graphics combined with a 1080p, high-refresh-rate display. While these specs won’t get you the best gaming experience on the market, it does get you in the door. The Dell G15 is capable of playing most modern games without issue. If you are a student, this Dell should be affordable and work for both school and gaming. 

Get gaming with Vernon!

We offer a wide variety of laptops to game with, from Dell, Lenovo and Hp choose the right laptop for you! Get a quote today!