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Sustainable Technology Solutions for Your CSR Plan

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What sustainable practices has your organization incorporated into your Corporate Social Responsibility plan? A great place to start is by redeploying your old IT assets. Throughout the pandemic, employees many shifted to remote environments, offices were left empty, and IT devices sat to collect dust. But did you know that you can get money back from your existing equipment?

On top of the economic value that you will receive from redeploying your assets, it will also help to better our planet. You can make the most of your CSR plan by refreshing your office IT equipment, supporting your returning workforce with device upgrades or creating a positive plan of action if you are planning or downsize or close an office.

What is a Corporate Social Responsibility plan?

Unsure of what a CSR plan entails? We’ve got you covered!

A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan is “a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental,” (Investopedia, 2022).

Engaging in a CSR plan means an organization is carrying out ways to promote positive social, environmental, and sustainable practices instead of contributing negatively to them.

Examples of Sustainable CSR Practices:

  • Optimize your device lifecycle with ITAD & redeployment services
  • Switch off office lights and equipment when not in use
  • Create a walk or bike to work program
  • Use recycling and compost bins in the workplace

Sustainable Technology with Vernon & DCR

Vernon and DCR provide seamless and quick ITAD & redeployment services to supercharge your CSR plan and provide a monetary value for your existing IT equipment. Go green and contact us today to learn more about our ITAD services.

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The Benefits of Business Computer Rentals

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When it comes to renting a computer, most think its use is best for events, trade shows, conferences, and training. But think again! A business computer rental can support your employees and organizational goals by increasing performance, productivity, sustainability, and cost savings. Not convinced? Read below for the benefits of a business computer rental.

Support for Your Employees

This device is an ideal option for employees who work from home or in person as it can be stationed anywhere, whether it be at home or in the office. In addition, a computer rental is great for businesses that hire temporary staff to assist with busy months or for employee training and testing purposes.

Hardware Advantages

A computer rental offers valuable hardware advantages in comparison to a laptop rental. Computer rentals offer a larger workspace screen, proven to boost productivity and efficiency.

According to ViewSonic, research has indicated that increasing monitor size can improve productivity more than increasing computing speed. Larger screen space increases productivity by 30% – 50% and enables users to complete tasks up to 52% faster.

A business computer rental also has a larger internal storage drive, a full-size keyboard, are easy to repair and has a larger processor than laptops.

Cost-savings

A business computer rental gives your visibility over your budget. You can conserve your spending, eliminate maintenance, save on software packages, and select from a variety of rental plans to suit your needs.

Go Green with a Business Computer Rental

Renting a computer is more environmentally responsible than purchasing it. After your rental period, you will return your device and it will be re-entered into the economic cycle—it will either be rented again or redeployed with Vernon & DCR’s ITAD services.

Computer Rentals from Vernon

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Your search for PC and desktop computers ends a Vernon. Our desktop computers are the perfect solution for your business, offering valuable, unmatched advantages.

Customized Options

  • Can be custom configured to meet your specific requirements.

Special Additions

  • Accessories – software, memory and hard drive upgrades can be loaded

Unrivalled Tech Support

  • Expert support to ensure uninterrupted functioning

The Vernon Advantage

At Vernon, we are committed to supporting your returning workforce with flexible computing rentals across Canada—including a business computer rental. With our large library of inventory, we can support your employees who work from home or in person with quick shipments, delivery, installation, and full-service tech support. Get a quote today!

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Support for Changing IT Needs

The ongoing pandemic has thrown several unexpected turns and ever-changing restrictions to ensure the health and safety of the public. With recently announced restrictions in response to the Omicron variant, many school boards have chosen to shift their students back to remote learning and businesses are left questioning their return-to-work plans. There is an urgent need for swift device turnaround and support for these businesses and educational institutions. Vernon and DCR can provide a large library of expedited rentals to ensure you never skip a beat.

The Vernon & DCR Advantage

Vernon and DCR are here to provide reliable and sustainable IT rental solutions to engage your employees and students from the safety of their homes. We’re here to support and assist with your business continuity needs. Learn more about our advantage below.

Logistics

We provide quick shipment, delivery and installation across Canada and USA. Our widespread North American network provides you with support from virtually anywhere.

Flexible Rental Plans

Vernon offers flexible short-term and long-term technology rental plans available for a Day/Week/Month/Year to meet your business needs and requirements.

Product Customization

Our technology division understands your rental requirements with the ability to customize hardware and software to suit your employee’s and students’ needs.

Certified Technology Experts 

Our expert client managers and technicians are with you to ensure your rental term runs smoothly from start to finish.

ITAD Services

Vernon and DCR provide seamless and quick ITAD & redeployment services so you can get money back from your existing office and educational IT equipment.

Next Steps

Dealing with changing IT needs begins with a Vernon rental. Paired with our advantage, our computing rentals provide quick support for employees and students, along with flexible plans. Whatever your business or intuitional needs may be, our rental experts can design a customized rental plan to meet your requirements. We’re here to support you!

Click here to talk to one of our rental experts today to learn more about our IT rentals and solutions. 

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The Importance of ITAD & Compliance

ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) is a set of operations and processes that focus on getting rid of obsolete device assets in an environmental-friendly and responsible manner. Businesses should deal with certified ITAD vendors, such as Vernon Technology Solutions a division of DCR Systems Group Inc., when disposing of, refurbishing, or reselling unwanted devices. This will help to decrease the risk of data breaches and minimize contributions to the global electronic waste issue. By extending the life of electronics through asset remarketing services, we can work together to minimize our environmental impacts.

Did you know Vernon and DCR are R2 certified companies? The R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification is an electronic recycling standard accredited by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI). It is recognized as the global environmental, worker health and safety standard for electronic recyclers. Each facility must undergo an audit to ensure demonstrated conformance to the requirements in R2. We are proud to be R2 certified and to be a part of the sustainability journey in helping to build a circular economy.

Vernon and DCR are also proud to practice regulatory compliance in all our processes. This is outlined in our ISO certifications which follows quality standards under the ISO framework and our occupational health & safety certification:

  • ISO 9001 – International Recognized Quality System
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Standard
  • OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Learn More About Vernon

Vernon and DCR are proud to practice sustainability efforts through all levels of business, especially through our ITAD services. Our effectiveness is backed by our dedication to compliance and service commitments. Let’s work together to build a greener future! Talk to one of our rental experts today to learn more about our ITAD services.

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IT for a Successful Fundraiser

Technology can help boost your philanthropic efforts for non-profit fundraising in a variety of different ways. Technology provides a gateway for you to reach donors through different digital platforms, whether it be virtual or during an in-person event. These platforms are simple, easy and provide a fun & unique element to support your cause. Read below to learn about our different bidding technology options.

Mobile Bidding

Mobile Bidding not only adds fun and excitement, but it helps to raise more funds at your live event! Your guests can easily bid on auction items using their smartphones or tablets through our secure site. No apps to download and no waiting beside the item & watching the bid sheet.

Online Auction

Online Auctions provide a custom branded website that reaches a broad audience for bidding and donations. Viewers can learn about your cause and participate in the auction from virtually anywhere. Online auctions are an excellent way to increase awareness of your organization and help to raise more funds!

Live Auction

We understand the fundraising environment better than any volunteer or celebrity. The goal is not simply to sell items, but it is to get the audience excited about the mission of your organization. We inspire the audience, so they bid high and bid often!

Silent Auction

Let us help you create a silent auction bidding frenzy with our proven methods of intensifying competitive bidding. We create an exciting event that enhances your guest’s experience while making your job easier and increasing your revenue. We assist you with the proper setup and display of your silent auction items, determining the proper number of items and how to motivate bidders to bid on your items.

Learn More About Vernon

When planning an auction event, don’t overlook the IT and AV equipment! Vernon can provide you with the right event technology products to enhance your audience experience, support your cause and make it easy for bidding! Talk to one of our rental experts today to learn about our fundraising solutions.

 

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Sustainable + Green Rental Solutions

Vernon and DCR are committed to providing sustainable and green rental solutions to each of our clients. Our mission is to practice green efforts throughout all our lines of business including our offered solutions & rental products. We are always looking for ways to help our environment as there is always something you can do to help minimize environmental impacts. Our team analyzes our efforts by seeking out the synergies where sustainable practices already exist and outlining areas for improvement.

 An area that drives sustainable + green practices is our ITAD services. In collaboration with DCR, we can reuse and redeploy retired IT assets (i.e., laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) for monetary value for our clients. Our company drives peace of mind knowing that our services are giving back to the planet—which is of the utmost importance.

Are you interested in helping your business go green? Vernon and DCR’s ITAD services are a great place to start. Click here to learn more about our ITAD services or contact us to speak with one of our rental experts today!

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The Benefits of Using VR in the Workplace

A VR headset is a device that provides a virtual reality experience for the user. Virtual reality headsets are popularly used for video games but can also be used for simulators and trainers. Many think this device can only be used for gaming-related purposes—but think again! With the integration of technology use in the workplace, there is a push for the use of innovative technology to enhance work environments, employee productivity and team building. Read below for ways to incorporate virtual reality into the workplace.

Onboarding

VR can be used to make the onboarding process more fun and interactive. This will help to improve employees’ positive perspectives on their job and the organization they work for. VR can also provide a virtual experience for what their job may look like. This can help attract more qualified and desirable candidates.

Safety

VR can provide a safe space simulation for workers to engage in. For example, VR can help train first responders in helping them to resolve dangerous situations without putting their lives at risk. This technology will allow the workers to evaluate their mistakes and learn to cope with real-life events.

Productivity 

VR allows employees from different departments of the business to collaborate in a virtual space from anywhere. The virtual space further provides a platform for teams to work and complete projects in a quick timeframe while reducing travelling and hardware costs.

Team Building

VR provides employees with the opportunity to engage in unique immersive experiences while allowing them to build stronger working connections from remote locations. VR team-building exercises focus on essential team effectiveness skills such as communication, collaboration and problem-solving. These exercises can range from Pictionary and Scavenger Hunts to Escape Rooms.

Ready to enhance your team’s work environment with the power of VR? Talk to one of our rental experts today to learn more about our wide range of VR headset rental solutions.

Click here to get a rental quote now!

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Windows 11: Everything You Need to Know

Earlier this month, Microsoft released the new Windows 11 software. With the release, a free upgrade to Windows 11 will be available to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that are pre-loaded with Windows 11. This new software will also be available for purchase for PCs that do not have the mentioned eligibility.

This new Windows software is designed to enhance the user experience. PCs are used daily by remote, office and hybrid employees. Windows 11 is here to increase productivity, performance and promote creativity.

Windows 11 Highlights:

  1. The new design is modern, fresh, and clean.
  2. ‘Start’ is focused on putting you and your content at the center. Start combines the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you recent files with any device.
  3. Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops allow you to multitask efficiently.
  4. A Microsoft Teams chat has been integrated into the taskbar to provide a seamless way to connect with others.
  5. Widgets have been incorporated to provide a quick way to view important information.
  6. Software such as DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR has been incorporated to deliver a high-quality gaming experience.
  7. Windows 11 features a new Microsoft Store which allows you to search and discover apps, games, shows, and movies from one location.
  8. Windows 11 features accessibility improvements for people with disabilities.
  9. Windows 11 provides new opportunities for developers and creators. The Microsoft Store will allow more developers and independent software vendors to feature their apps on the store.
  10. Windows 11 is optimized for speed, efficiency with touch, digital pen, and voice input.
  11. Windows 11 is a great operating system for hybrid work. The software delivers new experiences that work based on how you work and are easy & familiar for IT to deploy and manage.

Are you ready to upgrade to Windows 11? With Vernon’s custom imaging options, devices can be customized and preloaded to fit your specific needs. Talk to one of our rental experts today to equip your rental with Windows 11.

For more information about Windows 11, read this Microsoft article.

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Vernon Technology Solutions – A Division of DCR Systems Group Inc.

Vernon Technology is excited to share that we have become a division of DCR Systems Group Inc.! As a result of this merger, we can jointly offer a variety of synergistic benefits to a range of clients across North America. Cooperatively, Vernon and DCR are service-driven and focus highly on helping clients achieve their goals through joint services. Vernon and DCR share a unified goal in providing access to a large library of laptops, computers, and tablets for all your rental needs—giving you absolute peace of mind through managed services.

About DCR Systems Group Inc.

About DCR Systems Group Inc. “DCR began providing managed services back in 1998, to one major OEM, and have come a long way since then; to be known as the provider of ITAD choice in the OEM, Financial and Reseller communities. DCR’s corporate and public sector customers have come to rely on DCR for compliance to data security, environmental disposition, and remarketing abilities; the entire breadth of Asset Disposition.”

“We pride ourselves on our very successful, long-term relationships born from collaboration and customized solutions. We’re used to customizing and adapting, proactively identifying areas where the desired end result can be achieved in a more cost-effective and technically more robust manner.” (DCR Systems Group Inc., 2021).

Vernon and DCR

Vernon and DCR work hand in hand to attend to customers’ requirements by providing exceptional customer service and quick response & deployment—which meets and often exceeds expectations. Vernon has access to a large inventory of new products to help facilitate growing needs and add value to rental solutions! Vernon provides you with one simple process to help you with all your rental solutions so you can be successful with your event, training, or launch. See below for Vernon’s range of rental solutions:

  • Remote Work
  • Remote Learning
  • Testing
  • Elections
  • Remote Training
  • Mobile Office
  • Fundraisers
  • Classroom
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Event and Tradeshows

Talk to one of our rental experts today to find rental solutions for you and your business. Click here to contact us!

To learn more about Vernon Technology Solutions, visit our About Us page.

To learn more about DCR Systems Group Inc., visit their website.