Vernon Technology Solutions, a division of DCR Systems Group Inc., is thrilled to unveil our company rebrand, including a redesigned logo, brand elements and a website refresh.
About the brand
The new brand bridges together Vernon Technology Solutions and our parent company, DCR Systems Group Inc. The brand reflects the joint synergistic and sustainable service offerings we provide to our clients. Vernon & DCR share a unified, service-driven goal to develop long-lasting partnerships by providing flexible, green rentals for remote work & learning requirements. This aligning mission is featured throughout the look and feel of the new brand.
Our new refreshed logo is an evolution that takes our core values to a new level. The logo features a lighter, slimmer typeface that reflects our nimble and flexible approach to rental solutions. We have maintained an open and round aesthetic, mirroring our staff’s friendly and caring personality. As a part of the DCR family, we’ve adopted their bright and vibrant colour scheme as well as their commitment to environmental preservation and care. The inclusion of a leaf icon not only symbolizes our eco-friendly mission statement but also represents our desire to help our partners grow.
We’re here to support you!
“New year new look. I am delighted to introduce our new brand,” said Karen Chow, Business Development Manager, Vernon Technology Solutions. “Vernon is a flexible and economical computer rental company that provides services across Canada. Although we have a new look, we remain customer-focused and continue to customize our rental services to meet the needs of our clients.”
“Every single person, be it in business, education or just our everyday lives, has had to adjust to the challenges brought on by the global pandemic. Vernon, typically renting technology to the event and education sector, pivoted our business and leveraged our parent company to meet the abrupt shuttering of the event industry,” said Steve Byrne, VP of Business Development, DCR Systems Group Inc. “Our educational clients had quick access to tier one technology and our corporate clients managed Work from Home initiatives by having programs such as advanced shipping and seed stock available through our facilities. We are excited to launch our new brand and continue to support organizations with flexible computing rentals across Canada.”
The new brand demonstrates Vernon’s expert commitment to providing reliable and sustainable technology solutions to assist with all client’s needs—ensuring organizations never skip a beat. We’re here to support you!
We look forward to assisting your organization with your rental requirements and additional I.T. needs!
With many employees working remotely, virtual meetings have become a vital component for connecting and communicating with team members from various locations. Virtual meetings are now more important than ever—as you can meet and collaborate with colleagues and clients from virtually anywhere and promote health and safety for participants. Virtual meetings offer a range of benefits that help to increase engagement, productivity, inclusivity, and cost savings. Read below for the pros of virtual meetings and how they help to improve organizational team efficiency.
Virtual meetings are very helpful for increasing employee engagement. Screen sharing capabilities promote engagement as you can incorporate captivating visual elements into a presentation or demonstrate a digital tutorial. Employees are more likely to be engaged if visual elements are included during the virtual meeting.
Organizations are always looking for ways to increase employee productivity. With virtual meetings, you can schedule shorter and more effective virtual meetings—allowing for greater productivity of used time. In-person meetings can be dragged out while trying to cover various topics, while virtual meetings are time-efficient for shorter and concise meetings. Decision-making and next step processes are also boosted with the better use of time.
At times, it can be difficult to align employee schedules for in-person meetings. Virtual meetings provide inclusivity and flexibility as you can connect from virtually anywhere with the use of a reliable device.
Virtual meetings provide employees with the access to meet and tune in from virtually anywhere. This helps to lower operating costs as organizations can save on travel expenses, accommodations, refreshments/catering, etc.
The Vernon Advantage
Vernon can help with all your remote work requirements, including virtual meetings, with support for your rental needs. Boost your team’s efficiency by incorporating virtual meetings into your organizational communication processes. Talk to one of our rental experts today to get equipped with the right office technology! Click here to learn about our virtual meeting solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees were shifted to home office settings for health and safety precautions. Although remote work has several productivity benefits, employers are eager to transition their staff back to the office. During this transition, businesses have begun to implement a hybrid work model. Essentially, hybrid workplace models blend remote work with in-office work.
A hybrid workplace model helps to increase productivity while incorporating a greater work-life balance. This model provides opportunities for businesses to save money on rental or property costs, as well as office equipment because of the alternating schedule of remote work and in-office employees.
But let’s take a step back. Before the pandemic, many office spaces were equipped with the time-latest technology for work-related task completion. Fast forward almost two years—present-day—such equipment has been left untouched and collecting dust in these office spaces, because of the mass number of remote workers. With the transition to hybrid models, employees will need to be equipped with office technology to execute their workday. However, many of these devices need to be upgraded as they have become obsolete.
Vernon and DCR are here to provide a seamless solution. Get value for your old office IT equipment with our ITAD and redeployment services. Whether you are supporting employees remotely, in the office or a hybrid model, we can help to enhance returns on old assets. Contact us today to get started.
It is no question technology has become an integral component of many employees’ workdays. Technology is used primarily to stay connected with team members and to complete daily work-related tasks and responsibilities. Equipping your office with the right technology will help to increase and promote productivity. Many employees resort to a workstation or laptop, but iPads have proved to be just as efficient. Why should you choose to go with an iPad over a laptop or workstation?
iPads are known to be very secure compared to a PC. It is very difficult for a virus to take over an iPad as iPadOS puts a wall around each app, which protects software from overwriting one another. iPads also offer several data security features including Find My iPad and Touch ID.
Choosing to rent or buy an iPad is typically cheaper than renting or buying a laptop or workstation. Regarding software and applications, the Apple App Store provides many free apps and software such as Microsoft Office for work-related use. To use Microsoft Office on a laptop or workstation, you will need to purchase the software separately.
iPads offer several versatility options that you will not find with a laptop or workstation. iPads can be used to take photos, have the option to add a keyboard or use without, have the ability for you to stay connected from virtually anywhere with the purchase of a data plan and it is more compact & easier to transport than a laptop or workstation.
iPads have become more popular and common for use in the workplace in the past few years. In addition to the several mentioned benefits, iPads are great for on-the-go working environments. Talk to one of our rental experts today to learn more about this powerful business tool!
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:
Event and Tradeshows
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To learn more about Vernon Technology Solutions, visit our About Us page.
To learn more about DCR Systems Group Inc., visit their website.
What does the future of work look like for remote workers? As we begin to shift back to pre-pandemic ways, many are questioning what upcoming workdays will look like. Perhaps back to the office, continuing to work from home or a hybrid. To predict the future of work, we must understand the remote work trends shown over the past year.
A survey conducted by FlexJobs states, “Not only do employees want remote work post-pandemic, 58% say they would absolutely look for a new job if they weren’t allowed to continue working remotely in their current position. Plus, 65% want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic, and another 33% prefer a hybrid work arrangement.” (Forbes, 2021).
Remote work has proven to increase employee productivity, lower operating costs and reduce sick day use. Along with the benefits of flexible working times and ensuring the safety of employees, many companies will likely continue to keep their employees at home if work responsibilities permit.
Whether you are going back to the office, continuing to work from home or a hybrid, Vernon has customizable technology solutions to keep your employees connected from virtually anywhere. Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right remote working solutions for you and your business.
For more information about the future of work, read this Forbes Magazine article.
With a large number of the population working remotely due to impacts of the pandemic, remote work has shown to increase employee productivity, lower operating costs and reduce the use of sick days. COVID-19 has shifted from traditional business office settings to home office environments; however, this has provided flexible working times as well as ensuring the safety of employees.
Forbes Magazine mentions, “Remote work is not going anywhere any time soon.” (2020). “Companies would be wise to prioritize the “remote work revolution” as a strategy to enhance their top objectives in this new decade.” With this in mind, there have been five proven benefits of remote work for companies.
Productivity – Remote workers are an average of 35 – 40 per cent more productive while working from home.
Performance – Remote work and location independence can produce results of 40 per cent in fewer quality defects.
Engagement – An increase in productivity and performance can be combined to create effective engagement, with a 41 per cent decrease in absenteeism.
Retention – 54 per cent of employees said they would switch job roles if another company provided more flexibility.
Profitability – Organizations will have savings of $11,000 per year per part-time remote worker, which is equivalent to a 21 per cent increase in profitability.
Many businesses have suggested they will continue to provide remote working accommodations for their employees, post-pandemic. Vernon can help you keep your business running smoothly by supporting all your rental needs, from installing a mobile office to aiding you with a virtual conference.
Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right remote working solutions for you and your business.
For more information about the benefits of remote work, read this Forbes Magazine article.
Keep your business afloat with a COVID-19 contingency plan and equip your employees with the right technology.
With the uncertainty of COVID-19 related restrictions, it is important to develop a contingency plan to ensure your business continues to run regularly. Employers should be up-to-date with the latest government changes and considerations they may face, to streamline technology solutions so their company never skips a beat.
Vernon can help keep your business running efficiently by supporting all your rental needs, from installing a mobile office to aiding you with a virtual conference. With a variety of remote work solutions, Vernon can influence the increase of employee productivity and assist with the safety of employees.
Get contingency plans for Staff Working from Home, Staff Working Abroad, Cancelled Conferences and Remote Training.
Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right solutions for you and your business!