Power of Computers

 Power of Computers in Eyes of a Student

Oftentimes, people in modern society do not truly appreciate the raw power granted to us by our inventions. This holds ever more true for computers and thereby laptops. We carry around these wonderful machines and take them for granted. The importance of such remarkable creations should not be undercut, as I hope to never do.

Power of ComputersThere are the obvious benefits of a word processor, namely the ease with which we can now create and edit long, complex documents; however, the limit of computers’ usefulness, of course, does not lie there, rather we gain the ability to do the previously unimaginable. There are simply unbelievable applications for computers that I feel only envy at not working with.

That being said, a task essential to any field of study is research. It matters not whether the aforementioned research is for an essay as simple as this one or serves as a basis for new hypotheses that may change everything, the byproduct of computers speaking with one another (i.e. the Internet) allows for innumerable amounts of information to be gathered and later viewed by anyone with access to the Internet.

For me in particular, it will allow me access to the meanings of very specific terms in German that evade the grasp of Google Translate or grant me the privilege of reading otherwise invisible papers discussing the elusive concept in question in enough detail that I can then create the term anew in English or vice versa. Furthermore, I can, through the masterpiece that is the computer, read ancient texts that would be otherwise non view-able by anyone but the highest ranked experts, such as the German Nibelungenlied, an epic poem discussing a dragon slayer and his vengeful wife. To be more specific, such works are, because of computers, available to people such as me in their original, both in text and in language.

However, rather oxymoronically, something helping someone in their studies is not always about facilitating their studying. If one cannot obtain a break from the books, that person will probably have a much harder time retaining the information or actually enjoying their life. In this respect, computers may be the most variable in their power. While they facilitate unbelievably difficult tasks, they also grant us down time. It is as the idiomatic expression goes: “work hard, play hard”. And what harder worker or harder player is there, if not the computer.

Acknowledgement: This essay was submitted by Isaac Herzberg, a student at University of Arizona, as part of application for 2017 rentipads.com Scholarship

Advantages and Hazards of Computer Rental For Events

Over the past decade, computer rental have become more and more popular. When you invest in these rentals, you get to take advantage of using various computers without having to put up the full amount of money that they cost. Instead, you can use the computers for a limited period of time and then return them. Generally, you will be out only a fraction of the cost of what it would take to actually buy the computers. And while renting computers will come with an assortment of benefits, it is also important that you be aware of the possible drawbacks. Let’s take a close look at the pros and cons of computer rentals for events.

What kind of events are computer rentals good for?

Computer RentalLet’s say you are hosting a business conference meeting. As part of the meeting, you are going to be presenting a large amount of information to the attendees. Ideally, you don’t want to waste paper printing out all of this information because you know the attendees will simply throw the papers away once the meeting is over. Is there a solution to this? Of course, and it comes in the form of computer rentals. A single computer with access to PowerPoint will make it easy to display the information to all attendees. Not only will you be saving paper, but the attendees will be thankful for the organized data and information you present to them in an electronic format.

Another type of event that computer rentals are good for include product launching events, exhibits at trade shows, sponsorship events, and event promotions. Having one or more computers on hand at these events easily allows you to store attendee information, which is great for capturing vital data that you can use in your future marketing endeavors. Let’s say you are doing a product launch at a trade show. Trade show attendees that visit your booth are more than likely prospect customers, and you will want to capture their contact information to ensure you keep them updated with product information. The more you stay in contact with them, the more likely you are to make a sale and convert them into repeat customers. The best way to capture their information is by typing it into a computer at your trade show booth.

Pros of Computer Rental for Events

Access to Today’s Latest Technology

When it comes to renting electronics, you can’t go wrong with gaining access to today’s latest technology. You will spend thousands of dollars when purchasing a new computer with the latest technology, but if you rent one, you will be investing only a fraction of the purchase price. Think about it. Today’s technology advances on a daily basis. New computers are coming out on the market all the time. To keep up with the latest technology, you would have to replace your computers and electronics at least once every few months. When you rent computers, though, you can have all-time access to devices with the latest software.

According to Event technology expert Raj Jain of Aria Technology solutions  more and more event planners are also choosing to replace the old technology with latest immersive computer rental technology that features activities, video content, interactivity and more.

Minimal Investment

So, we’ve already discussed how renting computers is way more cost-efficient than actually purchasing them, but this is a pro that needs to be touched on again. No matter the event you are taking part in, having a computer on hand — whether it be a laptop or tablet — will help ensure smooth functioning of your activities. Unfortunately, though, unless you have good credit, you probably won’t have access to credit to purchase a computer. When you rent electronic devices, though, your credit is rarely looked at; this gives you access to today’s best computers without having to shell out a bunch of money.

Upgrade as Needed

Another pro to renting electronics, including computers, tablets, smartphones, etc., is that you can upgrade as needed. Take for instance that you have a smartphone that becomes low on storage due to all the business apps you use on it. When you rent a smartphone, you can easily upgrade to a phone with much more storage space, making it easy for you to store and access all of your pertinent information.

No Maintenance Required

One of the best reasons to invest in computer rentals is that you don’t have to perform maintenance on the devices you rent. Instead, the rental service provider you rent from will perform all required maintenance for you. Not only can this save you money in the long run, but it can save you the hassle and headache of having to carry out the maintenance tasks. There are four basic types of computer and electronic maintenance:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Environmental
  • Upgrading

Large Variety to Choose From

Renting computers is also advantageous because there is such a large selection to choose from. From plasma screens to laptop rentals to copiers, there are electronic devices available to rent for any type of task you are performing. No matter the event you are attending, you can rest assured there are computers and electronic devices available to rent that can be of value to your event. From capturing customer information to displaying information on new products, electronics simplify all sorts of tasks. For example,  a2z, Inc provides powerful cloud-based event management and marketing tools that grow your brand by accelerating booth sales, helping boost revenue, and enhancing engagement and value for event participants. And Bartizan Connects is a pioneer in lead capture technology, and they have a educational blog related to trade show content.

Hazards of Computer Rentals

As with all things in life, there are hazards that can possibly make themselves present with computer rentals. Sure, as you read about above, there is an endless number of pros that can be gained, but there are drawbacks, too. Let’s take a look at these possible drawbacks.

You don’t own the computer

One of the primary drawbacks to computer rentals is that you don’t own the computer. This means the money you invest toward renting the computer will not go toward any type of ownership. Even if you decide you want to keep the computer after using it, you still have to return it. Some computer rental places will allow you to go ahead and purchase the computer, but the overall amount that you pay to own it will likely cost up to twice as much as it would cost to go to a store and buy it. This is why it is so important before you rent a computer to make the choice that you don’t want to purchase it.

Hidden fees

It is extremely pertinent that you read through the entire rental contract that you sign when renting a computer for your event. In doing this, you can become aware of any hidden fees that may be added onto the overall cost of renting the electronic. Take for instance that you sign a 6-month rental contract but you end up returning the computer three months in advance. You may, by the signature of the contract, be obligated to pay for the full six months of rental.

Everything has to be returned

You don’t get to keep anything when you rent computers for your events. Hardware and software both must be returned. If you wish, you can download any of the collected data onto a computer that you actually own or in the cloud, but if you don’t, you will no longer have access to the information you collected. And remember, when you return the software and hardware, it must be in the same condition it was in when you received it. Everything from cables to certificates of authenticity to carrying cases must be in the same condition. If they aren’t, you may be charged additional fees to compensate for any damage that has occurred to them.

You’re losing out on money

When you choose a rental plan that does not allow you to spread the cost of renting the equipment over the term of the rental contract and you have no option to purchase the computer, you are essentially throwing away money because you will end up with no capital asset(s). Even if you are able to use the monies invested toward the rental for tax advantages, you are still losing out on money. However, do keep in mind that as with all drawbacks of computer rentals, you must weigh them against the advantages to be gained — like the ones listed earlier in this article — to determine whether the investment is a smart move or not.

Your data may not be secure

Another drawback to computer rentals is that your data may become unsecured. Think about it. What happens to your data when you return the electronics you have been renting? Unless you do a complete wipe and reset of the equipment, then your data is still on the PC. If the PC falls into the wrong hands, such as a hacker, the data and information can be retrieved. This means all of your financial statements, customer data, and more could be used against you.

There has been much controversy over data leakage and spying when it comes to computer rentals. Take for example CNN’s article on Aaron’s Rental Stores in Anti-Spying Accord.

What do Computer Rentals Mean for Your Company

You should always determine your needs before you choose to rent computers for your next event. In some instances, computer rentals may lead to a tremendous amount of savings in regards to both your personal and business finances. Since you won’t have to pay a large amount of money to purchase the computer, you can use the money saved for other purchases. Still yet, if you intend to use the computer for an extended period of time and you will be saving pertinent information to it, computer rental may not be the best option for you and your company.

Things to Consider When Renting Computers

Whether you are renting computers for a trade show, exhibition, meeting, or to use every day within the office, it is imperative that you consider the following before signing a rental contract.

What services are provided by the rental company?

You want to rent computers, whether they be Dell desktops or Apple laptops, that offers a variety of services. From software training to data center migration and more, having access to these services is essential to getting the most out of your technology & Computer rental. You will also want to make sure the computer rental company offers 24/7 tech support along with venue setup; this decreases the amount of work you have to devote toward setting up the equipment at your next event.

Does the Computer rental contract have an early termination fee?

Always ask the rental company if you will have to pay an early termination fee if you don’t keep the equipment for as long you initially planned to. Some contracts will come with a termination fee exceeding $500. If the early termination fee is not an amount you are comfortable with, you may want to reconsider renting the computers because you never know if you will have to return the equipment early or not.

Are you aware of your contract end date?

Never should you sign the computer rental contract without having a specific end date. Sure, you may agree to a 3-month rental contract, but when are the three months over? 90 days from the day you sign it? Does the day you sign the contract count as day 1? Or are you going from month to month (example: June 1 to September 1)? Knowing the exact end date of the contract is important because it allows you to be fully aware of when the equipment has to be returned.

What happens if you choose to keep the equipment?

A computer rental company isn’t likely to send the FEDs after you if you decide to keep their equipment. They will, however, charge your bank account a hefty fee. You need to be aware of what it will cost you if you decide to keep the equipment you are renting. Just be prepared for this monetary number to far exceed what it would cost you to actually purchase the equipment from a electronics retailer like Best Buy.

What is “fair wear and tear?”

Most laptop  and computer rental companies will allow you to return their equipment with “fair wear and tear” and they won’t charge you additional fees. What you need to pinpoint, though, is what is considered “fair wear and tear.”

Who is responsible for data removal?

As discussed under the drawbacks of computer rental, someone will need to remove the data you stored on the computer when using it. Either you or the rental company will be responsible for carrying out the data removal process. It is highly recommended that you perform the data removal yourself so that you can rest assured it was done properly. If you do not know how to remove data from the computer, you should hire a professional to do it for you.

The Takeaway

Computer rentals aren’t for everyone. They are, however, advantageous for businesses who don’t have the money upfront to invest in Technology. If you use a computer on a daily basis to operate your business, then purchasing a computer will likely be in your best interest. If you don’t use one every day, then renting one on an as-needed basis will be of immense value. Just make sure you rent laptops and computers through a company that is completely trustworthy and has a good reputation. You will likely be storing confidential and important information on the computer, and you don’t want it falling into the wrong hands.

 

Kids Creating Art while Learning Computers

Kids Creating Art while Learning Computers & Gaining Knowledge

Kids Creating Art while Learning ComputersIn this rising era, computers are the go-to devices in gaining knowledge and performing daily activities. Computers are used especially in middle school for art classes and academic research and there are so many ways for kids to get creative with a computer. They can now draw, paint and print their creations. Additionally, they can create sounds enhancing music as an art. While creating beautiful artwork using computers, kids gain fundamental and essential computer skills.

There are several applications and online activities for kids to draw, paint and color, enabling them to discover and cultivate their talents and creativity. In this day and age, it is important to note that art isn’t just about pen and paper and we have to embrace the newest art forms.

Digital art has greatly been influenced by computers. It encourages a more clear way of seeing and viewing art, thus appreciating it. It should therefore not be faced with a negative attitude or taken less seriously as it is still real art. Encouraging and assisting kids on trying out new art forms helps them develop skills that are useful to them.

The internet is growing rapidly every second and there is a lot of information and content to help kids develop their digital and artistic creativity. Computers benefit our kids in several areas.

1. DIGITAL DRAWING

Computers enable kids to create a composition of their own based on their imagination. A range of themes and motifs can be merged easily by drag and drop – a simple feature to use. If the mouse presents a difficulty for the kids to be in control, digital drawing tablets are available and very convenient to use. There are several websites, online and offline applications that allow for young and older kids to use. The drawing tools present various art activities such as creating cartoon art, pop art and kids can even manage their own gallery. Kids also get to come across education and knowledge on the history of art.

2. DIGITAL PAINTING

With the rise of digital art, came digital painting. It is an upgraded form of traditional painting techniques. Watercolor and oils are applied via the computer. Once the kid has developed the sketch, he/she uses imagination to decide what color fits where and what tool to use. Digital painting allows for erasing and starting over, unlike traditional painting.

Computer technology also allows for Photoshop – a design software that enables altering and editing of the image. Digital painting gives your kids a time advantage and executes presentation of fine detail. After the painting is complete, kids can decide to output their piece of work, which is inexpensive to produce, and display the priceless art.

3. DIGITAL COLORING

Coloring is an activity that keeps children entertained. Consequently, there are claims that there are therapeutic benefits as the kid’s brain enters a state of relaxation. With digital coloring, children can take their love for art anywhere they go as it can be done on many portable personal computer gadgets. Kids get to color on the go! Unlike traditional coloring which had a lot of mess and equipment, all your kid needs is a tablet and a stylus.

Digital coloring doesn’t need cleaning up once it is done. It is easy to correct mistakes as all it takes is a click of the undo button. Through digital art, you end up with different variations of your art.

Sound animation and video are also types of art that are made easier by computers. With the evolving technology, kids can access different art tools that they desire, depending on their needs and talents. Art has always dominated socially, economically and historically. Despite the simplicity and clarity computers have presented when creating art, they also present a reliable medium of gaining knowledge.

Internet access helps kids in their creativity and communication skills. The use of academic software aids kids of all ages in advancing and progressing in school. Through developing, they focus on strengthening their weak areas and making themselves better.

4. KNOWLEDGE GAIN AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Computers hugely expand the number of quality resources available for studies and projects. Kids can research on any artistic subject from a variety of relied sources. This encourages children to think critically and openly. Effective communication is a really essential skill for kids to develop while still young. The ability to communicate with senior citizens in the community improves their opportunities of gaining not only academic but social knowledge.

Through email services, children can easily communicate with members of their family, role models and friends. This makes the kid’s life better in case of a move or distance limitations.

Statistical research shows that kids exposed to computer activities have greater gains that those who are not. These gains include non-verbal skills, long-term memory and a whole load of knowledge gain. Creative exploration boosts self confidence and esteem. Over a period of time, computer use increases creative growth in artistic expression and even music composition.

Talents and skills are nurtured from a very young age. Children of different age groups can connect with their sources of inspiration, view online educational videos and develop in photography, design and drawing. It is needless to say that computers are a great time-saving, cost-saving resource of creating art.

Computers, laptops and tablets make it easier for kids to understand and implement art while having fun in the process. It is about making kids ready for the real world. Creating art therefore becomes a relieving process and kids get to greatly enjoy it as it is a combination of work and play. Kids friendly computers, laptops and digital Graphic tablets are readily available at Event Technology Rentals and at wacom.com.

BENEFITS & A WORD  OF CAUTION

Kids who have never excelled in traditional art greatly benefit from digital art. There are simply no limits to the added advantages of using computers as a resource of creating fun, enjoyable, educative art. Kids should be encouraged to grow and evolve as they are the potential artists of tomorrow.

It is however important to limit the exposure kids get on computers through the internet. Kids should avoid interacting with strangers as some of them have ill intentions. They should also keep off from explicit content made available in the internet. This content causes social and moral decay.

 

Apple Product Update

Apple Product Update

Apple Product Update at WWDC 2017

Last week at Worldwide Developers Conference in San Diego Apple announced long overdue updates for MacBook and iMacs. By doing so Apple once again emphasized the importance of Laptops and iMac line of computers among other Apple Product Update.

MacBook Pro, iMacs and iPad Pro are aimed at professionals who are hungry for faster and graphic intensive applications. The new line of computers will be introduced with iOS 11 to provide extra punch of speed and security features.

The older MacBook Pro introduced in 2016 were based on sixth generation Intel chips. This time around, Apple is serious about its laptops and have opted for latest 7th generation chips from Intel.

Newer MacBook Pro and iPad Pro tablet will directly compete with Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface book in performance and. price category. It will be an interesting rivalry between Microsoft and Apple laptops but the choice will mostly be dictated by operating system.

The new MacBook laptops are faster across the board, with new top turbo speed of 4.1GHz for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which is 300MHz faster than last year’s model. The top-line Pro models also get more robust graphics, topping out with a 4GB AMD Radeon Pro 560 for the 15-inch model.

The latest MacBook Pro line of laptops will displace some older model and introduce new line at slightly different price point. Here is the rundown on new MacBooks:

12-inch MacBook

New Kaby Lake CPU (still Core M, not Core i)

50 percent faster SSD storage

16GB RAM option, up from 8GB only

Still only one USB-C port

13-inch MacBook Pro (no Touch Bar)

New Kaby Lake CPU

Price drop (with a catch): Now starts at $1,299 instead of $1,499

But that’s with just 128GB. The 256GB version remains at $1,499

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

New Kaby Lake CPU

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

New Kaby Lake CPU

Improved graphics on baseline model

13-inch MacBook Air

1.8 GHz Core i5 Broadwell CPU on baseline model, up from 1.6 GHz version

2015 MacBook Pros

The 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 has been discontinued. It’s no longer listed on Apple’s site, but you can probably find remaining models in the retail channel

The 15-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 remains available for those who want full-size USB ports

HomePod Speaker

Apple also announced brand new HomePod speaker system based on Sri to take on Amazon Alexa and Google’s Home. Home automation and personal assistant market is dominated by Amazon’s Alexa at the moment. It will be an uphill battle for Apple with HomePod not only because it is late to the party but because of its hefty price.

iMacs All in One Desktop Computers

Apple iMacs have gotten much needed upgrade with brighter screen, faster graphics chip by AMD, Solid state drives and seventh generation Intel Processor. This will breathe new life into all in one computer and bring cheers to graphic and advertising agencies.

Apple also is bringing VR capabilities to iMac line of computers along with new High Siera MacOS. VR enthusiast will have to wait for headsets that are compatible with VR. Apple and third parties headsets will be available in late 2017.

To learn more about Apple product update, please  visit Event Technology Rentals at www.rentipads.com

Topics Discussed: Apple MacBook Pro, iMacs, Laptops, All in One Computers, PodHome

 

 

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Scholarship

Scholarship Program 2017- Event Technology Rentals

ScholarshipEvent Technology Rentals is proud to announce scholarship program 2017 for students enrolled in Public schools and Colleges. Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to attend an accredited university with in next 12 months and must be working towards a degree program.

Students applying for scholarship will write an essay about- how use of laptops or computers will help them in their studies. Top Ten winning students in will be awarded a new laptop and $500 cash prize to be used toward tuition fees. Submit an application before Oct 31, 2017. Finalists are chosen and contacted shortly after and recipients will be announced upon confirmation of enrollment.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, fill out the form below and submit the essay along with a cover letter describing your goals and dreams. The cover letter must be addressed to jimjain@rentipads.com and can be submitted via email along with essay.
For more information regarding this scholarship contact jimjain@rentipads.com

Name

Date of Birth

Address

City

Email

Phone

High School or College

Year of Graduation

Submit Application

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to attend an accredited university with in next 12 months and must be working towards a degree program.

JUDGING:
Judging will be done by the Rentipads.com Scholarship Review Board. Review Board will be looking for applicants who are able to follow direction and submit unique and original essay.

FINE PRINT:
Your contact information will never be given or sold to third parties under any circumstance and you will never be contacted by Event Technology Rentals or our affiliated companies for any reason unrelated to the scholarship program.
By submitting an application you agree that your name and your essay may be used in promotional material such as, but not limited to: social media posts, press releases, blog articles, and news stories.

The Role of a Technology Rentals Provider

The Role of a Technology Rentals Provider for Business Events

As businesses become more reliant upon their technology for their critical operations, they also find that it’s impossible to keep up-to-date on all the different types of technology they need. Instead, this role is rapidly being filled by the services of a technology rental provider. Technology rental providers are able to offer large volumes of technology and equipment, often for niche and specialized use cases. This technology can then be used at seminars, training events, trade shows or simply in order to expand to new locations.

What Does a Technology Rentals Provider Do?

A technology rentals provider keeps a large inventory of the technology products. These are products that businesses need for seminars, trade shows, and even their day-to-day operations. Through a technology rentals provider, companies can access the technology they need at a low cost, removing the need to purchase, maintain, upgrade, and ultimately replace equipment and other expensive technological assets. A technology rentals provider will not only ensure that the business has the technology they need, but will make sure that events are hit and profitable. As an additional bonus, this technology can be delivered on demand, and an organization only needs to pay for the technology when it is in use.

What Are the Benefits of a Technology Rental Provider?

At the highest level, technology rental providers save company money and reduce the amount of time they need to spend on administrative tasks. Specifically, these are the major benefits of using a technology provider:

  • Getting the most advanced technology. Many companies don’t have the resources to keep purchasing technology and equipment as it comes out. Technology depreciates very quickly, and a single product cycle could bring with it technology that is vastly improved. Rather than falling behind their competitors, companies can instead choose to lease this equipment when they need it. This foregoes the entire researching, purchasing, and decommissioning cycle.
  • Acquiring specialized equipment on demand. For seminars, training, and other events, companies may require one-off items that they don’t necessarily need all the time. Rather than keeping these items around, having to store them, and waiting for them to depreciate indefinitely, they can simply lease this equipment as they need it. A good technology rentals provider will have many niche products that a company can requisition at any time.
  • Simplifying the management of equipment and assets. With less equipment, the company needs to do less managing of its inventory overall. They need to track fewer items and they have to maintain and repair fewer items. This can be a tremendous boon to a small or already over-taxed internal IT department, and can reduce the amount of employee hours required by the IT department.

These are only the major benefits of a technology rental provider — but they are very significant ones.

When Would You Need a Technology Rental Provider?

Companies most commonly use a technology rental provider when they are attending or hosting a major event. Companies may need large numbers of display equipment, kiosks for special events, or specialized equipment, often to suit large numbers of people. A technology provider can provide flat screens for multiple concurrent displays, or can provide kiosks where companies can deliver information directly to a single user. Technology providers can also provide equipment for smaller scale events — such as providing a projector for a slideshow. Essentially, any time a company is in need of technology that it doesn’t already have, a provider can step in.

Providers can also offer technology to companies that are looking for expansion, that need temporary technology, or that are testing out new types of technology. Temporary programs, teams, departments, or offices, can also utilize the advantages of a technology provider rather than having to quickly requisition and then decommission their equipment.

Technology Rentals ProviderWhat Type of Equipment Does a Technology Rental Provider Offer?

Technology rental providers offer a very large selection of equipment. Computer rentals and laptop rentals can be used to keep a business going, while display products are the most frequently used products at trade shows and other events. Display products can range from flat screen televisions (which would be very prohibitively expensive to both purchase and ship) to individual tablets (which can both display and collect information from guests). Technology providers may also have: LED Video Walls, projectors, smartphones, kiosks, iPhones, and a wide assortment of other accessories.

Of course, every provider is different and may maintain a different inventory. Smaller providers may focus on a certain area — such as either computer rentals or display panels — while larger providers will have a full inventory in a wide variety of categories.

What Is the Process for Renting Technology?

  1. Identify your needs. What event or project do you need this technology for? Exactly how many items are you going to need and to what specifications? Specifications are particularly important — it’s unlikely you’ll get the specific brand or model of an item that you need, but you will get something that meets the standards of performance that you require. This is much like renting a car. After you outline the specifications of your technology, you are then ready to find a provider.
  2. Find the right provider. Request quotes. Some providers can deliver quotes almost immediately while others may need some time. What’s most important is to properly compare these quotes on an apples-to-apples basis; make sure you aren’t comparing the cost of older technology to the cost of newer technology. Take a look at the provider’s reputation and find the provider that gives the correct cost benefit, with no hidden pricing. We have further details on warning signs and things to look for below.
  3. Requisition the equipment. Once you’ve selected a provider, they will handle the rest. They will be able to deliver the equipment to you where you need it, will offer support for you with the equipment, and will collect the equipment once you’re done with it. Everything is already taken care of.

Does the Technology Provider You Use Matter?

When it comes to technology rentals, not just any provider will do. An unreliable provider could potentially leave you in a difficult situation during an important time. Providers that are not reliable may not deliver their equipment on time, may not properly maintain their equipment, and may not be able to quickly repair their equipment if it breaks down. Providers that are inexperienced may not have the right types of equipment or may not have a diverse enough inventory for your needs. Furthermore, an inadequate technology provider may also charge more than is necessary, reducing the benefits of leasing technology altogether.

A technology provider is going to operate as critical support to you during fairly tumultuous times. Trade shows, events, seminars, and new projects are already very complex, and the last thing you want to do is overly complicate them. By spending some additional time finding the right provider for your business, you can sidestep some major problems later on.

What Do You Need in a Technology Rentals Provider?

  • Affordability. Ideally, a technology rentals provider should be able to offer equipment at a fairly low cost. But that doesn’t mean that you should always go for the cheapest provider. A balance of cost and features is usually desirable. If a provider is very unusually cheap or is far cheaper than the other providers, then there’s either probably something they are skimping on (such as support) or there are hidden costs (again, such as support). Make sure that you question unusual quotes thoroughly and ask them exactly what is included.
  • Inventory. A diverse inventory is necessary if you want to both stay on top of new technology and acquire exactly what you need. Each individual event or project could need radically different equipment. If your rental provider doesn’t have the equipment you need, you’ll find yourself having to find a different provider each time. You may also want to ask your provider how often they refresh their inventory or how often they bring their newer products in, as this will be an indication of whether you’ll have access to cutting edge product lines.
  • Reliability. It’s not just about the equipment; it’s also about how well the equipment is kept and maintained. Old, poorly maintained equipment is more likely to break down or function erratically, which could ruin whatever plans you have in store. And if the equipment does breakdown, the company needs to be able to respond to the incident quickly with troubleshooting or maintenance calls. The right technology solutions should also be able to outline their contingency plans in the event that something occurs such as an item simply failing to work altogether.
  • Accessibility. When it comes to events, it’s very likely that you’ll need technology delivered all across the nation. For that reason, you should always work with a rentals provider that can send equipment all over the world — and it’s best if they have locations in multiple states. A smaller provider is going to have some difficulty getting your equipment to the areas that you need it, especially if you need large volumes of equipment.

How Can You Compare Multiple Providers?

Once you’ve outlined your technology needs, it’s time to request quotes from all of the providers. As mentioned, you want to be comparing the quotes on an apples-to-apples basis, so you may want to familiarize yourself with the different products. Your IT department can help. For instance, both companies may have similar quotes on laptops, but one laptop line could be a substantially older model. An IT professional will be able to tell.

But comparing multiple providers should never be just about the products, it should also be about their customer service standards and their guarantees. Your provider should be able to outline the technical support that they can offer, how their process works, and how quickly you can get the equipment. Once you have all this information, it’s up to you to decide which provider works best for your company’s needs. It may ultimately come down to the speed of delivery and setup, or the amount of comprehensive customer support they can offer.

How Can You Save Money on Technology Rentals?

Every business wants to reduce their expenses. But when it comes to technology, it becomes important to reduce expenses without reducing utility. A technology rentals provider already vastly reduces the cost of rentals, but there’s still more that you can do:

  • Make sure that you aren’t requesting redundant equipment. Your IT professionals can find ways to streamline your event. For instance, if you need to collect data and also display information, a kiosk may actually be a better and more functional choice than a variety of tablets that float around the event.
  • Choose the right equipment. Though it’s tempting to go for the top line models, you don’t always need them. Take a look at older models; as long as they meet the requirements that you have, there’s nothing wrong with going a little bit older at an event.
  • Be realistic about your needs. Delivery costs, in particular, are usually one of the most expensive areas. Don’t rush shipping if you don’t need it — just plan in advance. Likewise, you don’t need to include setup costs if your employees are already going to be on site and are capable of doing it themselves.

What Are Some Warning Signs When Selecting a Provider?

  • Poor reviews on the Internet or open issues with the BBB. Though a provider can make any claims about themselves that they want, they cannot control negative reviews on the Internet. Likewise, any open issues with the BBB will be public record. Doing some research on the reputation of the provider can give you a better picture of how reputable they truly are — and what problems they have encountered in the past.
  • Pressure to commit to a contract right away. A solid technology provider has more than enough clients to keep themselves busy; they don’t need to engage in high pressure sales tactics. If a sales representative won’t let you end a conversation without signing a contact, it’s generally a bad sign.
  • Inability to produce a line-by-line breakdown of costs. A line-by-line breakdown prevents any unforeseen items from coming up later. If the provider cannot offer this type of breakdown, it’s very likely that you’ll see other hidden costs emerge later on. It also makes it very difficult to compare one provider with another.

For many businesses, a technology rentals provider is now absolutely essential. But that doesn’t mean that any provider will do. As you can see, it’s also very important to choose the right provider for your organization — the provider that can offer the best inventory, the best quotes, and the best support. Event Technology Rentals can provide quick quotes for all your technology needs, written to your specifications and entirely hassle free. Aria Technology Solutions specializes in large volume laptop rentals for trade shows.

Topics Discussed: Technology Rental Provider, Laptop Rental, Computer rental, Display Rental, Event Technology Rentals

About the Author:

Jim Jain is SVP at Event Technology Rentals, a leading national provider of iPads, Laptops, Tablets & Computer rentals for Events, Trade Shows and business meetings.

 

 

 

How to Prepare for Technology Trade Shows

How to Prepare for Technology Trade Shows? Stay on Top of Tech Trends

The best way to prepare for technology trade shows in the constantly changing world of technology is to stay on top of the latest tech trends and partner with the best technology rental provider. The top tech trends are always a major part of successful tradeshow displays for innovative exhibitors. When you use technology at a trade show, it gives you a leg up on your competition. Engagement is the key buzzword when planning marketing strategies for tradeshow events, and new technology helps enhance recognition for brands, products and companies. Gain attention of your prospects with the latest tech trends being used at trade shows.

Top Technology Trends in the Trade show Industry

How to Prepare for Technology Trade ShowsMobile apps help companies capitalize on the short time frame of a tradeshow. They allow exhibitors to Geo-locate attendees and track consumer behavior. Apps can send targeted notifications based on the location of a smart device, and notifications can be sent with iPhone rentals. Impressions will be high, and you’ll know all about your customers.

Lead generation, face-to-face marketing, planning and execution are crucial to success and ROI at a tradeshow event. During the planning process, event software can provide an effective timeline for project managers to stay on track. Tablet rentals, laptop rentals, iPad rentals and computer rentals can be used for targeted event software programs. Event software programs will streamline communication and allow your company to be detail-oriented. Get it done without wasting time and resources.

Touch Technology & Digital Signage

Touch technology is creating more ways to facilitate tradeshow attendees. As a matter of fact, it’s hard to imagine a world without touch-activated smartphones. Rent an iPad to even market to multiple niches at the same tradeshow event. It broadens your customer baseline.

The hashtag is still alive! Use it on Instagram and Twitter to promote brand recognition before a tradeshow. You can have constant communication and use social media to capitalize on instant exposure. Today, social media is where it’s at.

Incorporate digital signage as part of your trade show plans. It’s a common trend that provides versatility. An LCD monitor can be used instead of wasteful brochures and will last for years. Adapt content from show to show and provide new content with digital signage.

Computers, Charging Stations & Wearable Technology

Technology Trade ShowsIn addition to computer rentals and laptop rentals, rental phone charging stations will keep booth visitors with charged batteries. Rental phone charging stations can be customized with graphics for tradeshow displays that will create a moment branding opportunity. Get a slick design.

Wearable technology has created an innovative solution to time-consuming information collecting at tradeshow events. A simple touch between a wearable prompts date transfer. Name tags and lanyard combination can be placed anywhere in a booth space and allows the visitor a hassle-free way to download content for later review. RFID chips in badges can also track consumer behavior and provide market analysis.

“In 2014, the tradeshow industry spent $25 billion on displays and exhibitions. Trade show marketers must adapt to the technology that sways our society in order to capture the attention of the new, tech-driven generation. Applying tradeshow trends will enhance not only the visitor experience, but also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of marketing plans.” Do you want to make your tradeshow event a success? Do you want to increase brand recognition for your company or product? If so, you need to plan ahead and embrace the new, tech-driven generation. Leave them out and you lose.

Marketing an Event and Event Apps

Want to know what tradeshow marketers are doing to promote their event? Want to know how event apps have an impact? Check out some of the statistics as follows. You’ll be both surprised and impressed.

45% of marketing and communication professionals use event management to increase engagement
42% growth expected in the event management software market between 2016-2020
75% of marketers use email to promote their event
55% of US marketers use real-time marketing tactics to promote their events
86% of marketers use the phone as a channel to promote an event
84% of event marketers say that email is the most effective event marketing channel
88% of event professionals said using an event app had a positive impact on attendee satisfaction
44% of attendees use mobile event apps
7% of event professionals use live response apps during their events
82% of event professionals reduced or removed paper printing by switching to a mobile app

Must Read Trade Show and Event Marketing Industry Blogs

TSNN is a global news leader in the trade show industry with current news from around the industry. Their blog is filled with posts from trade show experts who relay their years of experience to readers. Plus, it is a virtual encyclopedia on exhibiting.
Trade show events can be tough endeavors for both the novice and seasoned planner. Here’s a list of some top trade show and event marketing blogs that will provide you with some “tricks of the trade.”

The proprietor of “The Trade Show Guy” blog is an informative source of trade show knowledge. You’ll find articles filled with tips on how to have a successful trade show by using the digital world. Plus, you can even download whitepapers on topics like “Tips to Maximize Your ROI with a Trade Show.”

Event 360 is a leader in trade show marketing and a great resource. Their blog features articles covering how to select the right event for your company, staffing your booths and using social media to reach out for events.

Marketo is a pioneer in the trade show industry, and their trade show marketing blog is full of useful information. Written by their experienced and knowledgeable staff, you’ll be able to garner fresh new viewpoints on event marketing and trade shows. Their site also has many other marketing resources to up your stake – all of which can help you with preparing for your trade show event.

Live Marketing is an event marketing company focused on creative B2B marketing. Their blog deals with issues revolving around trade show advice, planning events and trends in the B2B community. If you want to stay abreast on the best practices and principles of face-to-face marketing, this blog is definitely a must read.

Exhibit and Event Management Association is a well-known thought leader and content producer in trade show marketing. Their blog has many categories each filled with useful posts on a wide range of current industry topics, including Apple computer rentals and tablet rentals for trade shows. Got a few hours to kill? Check out the Exhibit and Event Management Association blog.

Bartizan Connects is a pioneer in lead capture technology, and they have a blog with wonderful trade show related content. Their blog has daily posted articles covering every topic imaginable in the trade show world. They also have a library of whitepapers on related topics that you may find helpful in preparing and planning for a trade show event.

The Trade Show Coach is a blog operated by Susan Friedmann, a trade show consultant with over two decades of industry experience. Her posts are based on experiences in the trade show universe, so there are plenty of practical bits of advice inside of each of her post. If you need a no-nonsense, straightforward blog for tradeshow help, this blog is the place to visit.

The Experts Weigh in on 2017 Technology Trade Shows

The year 2017 is set to be a big year for trade shows, according to industry experts. There’s plenty to get excited about. According to Vice President Jeff Chase, sustainability will be embraced with the design of equipment used at trade shows. Popular structures, such as LED back-lit smart fabric walls will be a mainstay at many trade shows.

Event technology expert Raj Jain of Aria Technology solutions feels that trade show formats are changing, too. More and More event planners are choosing to replace the old technology with latest immersive computer technology that features activities, video content, interactivity and more. This was originated by TED events but is gaining ground at events of all kinds.

Education in the exhibit hall is becoming just as much of a draw as the educational sessions, particularly in tech. Companies traditionally exhibiting large equipment, like computer racks and airplane engines, now have more digital-based products. This is leading exhibitors to have smaller digital demos, featuring the newest digital equipment that associations don’t show in their training sessions.

And VR will begin to happen in a bigger way, too — it will become so much more than just a pair of goggles and one experience. Companies will start building a library of VR content for all channels, not just trade shows, giving them a large set of content that can be swapped in and out as needed.”

The Many Benefits of Exhibiting at Technology Trade Shows

There are many benefits of exhibiting at a trade show. From increasing brand recognition to credibility, exhibiting at a trade show has a boatload of benefits for your business. Establishing a presence, whether big or small, for your company at a trade show gives you a strong platform for meeting new clients, reaching out to your existing customers and building a stronger and reliable brand. With the right strategy and technology, every trade show a business participates in is an opportunity to drastically substantially increase your business’s customer baseline. The folks who attend trade shows tend to be very inquisitive in the products or services your business features and are often ready to commit to a purchase on the spot. There’s just nothing better for cash flow than a ready buyer. Don’t you want more money in your wallet?

Branding At Technology Trade Shows

Technology Trade ShowsBranding is a big factor of business success, especially in industries that depend on trust and reputation. Exhibiting at a trade show is the ideal way to tell your industry that your business is serious, reliable and big enough to afford its own presence at major trade shows.

By using your trade show exhibit strategically, you can position your company as being a leader in any niche within your market. Positioning your booth next to your industry’s ‘blue chip’ businesses displays a powerful psychological image that can help your business move from ‘startup’ to ‘established brand’ in the eyes of your potential customers. With the correct strategy, even a small startup can develop its brand’s name by exhibiting at a trade show.

Displaying a product or service at technology trade shows gives your company’s sales team a unique opportunity to gain access to important prospects, without the bad feelings and suspicion that typically occurs in traditional direct sales. Frequent objections disappear as customers are in a buying frame of mind. Why is it smart to capitalize on this opportunity? Because many prospects are willing to give up their valuable time at a trade show. It’s a chance to seal the deal and leave the trade show with qualified sales leads. Just make sure to take the time to research and choose the right technology trade show for your company. More and more, businesses are recognizing the effectiveness of exhibiting at a trade show. Looking to cultivate brand awareness, attain valuable leads and make for sales? Gear up for success with an exhibition at a trade show. If done right, you won’t regret it.

Event Technology Rental Resource

Looking for the right event technology rentals for your next trade show? Turn to ETR – Event Technology Rentals. ETR offers latest computer technology for trade show events. You can rent Apple iPads, Android tablets, PC/Mac laptops and computers. Service is fast and hassle-free. They will also customize a package to meet your unique needs and deliver it with the correct software. And a2z, Inc provides powerful cloud-based event management and marketing tools that grow your brand by accelerating booth sales, helping boost revenue, and enhancing engagement and value for event participants.

Topics Discussed: Technology Trends, Mobile Apps, Trade Show Statistics, Digital Signage, Computers, iPads & Laptops , Event Marketing Publications & Blogs, Expert Opinions, Branding & Trade Show Benefits, Event Technology Rental Resource.

About the Author:

Jim Jain is  SVP at Event Technology Rentals, a leading national provider of  iPads, Laptops, Tablets & Computer rentals for  Events,  Trade Shows and business meetings..

 

 

WWDC2017 Apple Event

WWDC2017 Apple EventYear Leading to WWDC2017 Apple Event:

WWDC2017 Apple event provides an opportunity to peak into Apple’s research and development efforts. Apple has been holding Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) each year, offering global developers a chance to learn what’s new at Apple in terms of software updates and latest iPhones, laptops, computers and much more. Most developers are eagerly waiting for the WWDC2017 Apple Event, which will start on 5th June 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose California.  We are expecting Apple to launch latest versions of Mac OS and iOS. The company might also launch new versions of TV OS and Watch OS – operating systems that run on Apple TV and Apple Watch.

Apple’s recent accomplishments 
On 7th September 2016, we witnessed Apple’s yearly iPhone launch. They launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Since then, most people have been comparing the two versions with the older ones to know whether they should upgrade. The company also launched the Apple Watch 2, which is an all-new Apple’s updated wearable. The watch, suitable for both men and women, features built-in GPS and a new waterproof design. The smartwatch has been a worthy upgrade for watch enthusiasts.
Later, on 27 October, the company launched the most recent MacBook Pro. The souped-up performance laptop boasts updated specs, many new features, and a light thin frame. Nerveless, the feature that has stood-out is the Apple’s funky new Touch Bar that features Touch ID fingerprint sensor – a feature that has added a newer control level to the MacBook Pro.

All New 9.7 – inch iPad
The first reveal of the year 2017 and the most recent launch from Apple is the all-new 9.7-inch iPad – launched on 21 March 2017. Apart from being one of the most affordable tablets, it offers more specs contrary to what you expect with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Alternatively, it is a great choice for individuals desiring to play games and to watch videos on full-screen device. The Cupertino company has also launched red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and slashed the price of iPad Mini 4 and iPhone SE.

The launching of a new MacBook or a MacBook Pro Laptops
Laptop RentalsOn 27th October 2016, Apple launched the most recent MacBook Pro. The super-powered laptop features many top-end specs, cool features such as Touch ID sensor and Touch Bar control panel and strong graphics processing. What’s more, they have not limited the choice of their customers to one size, you can choose between the 13-inches and 15-inches laptop.
Due to the update, the company might not announce anything new in the laptop world until later in the year. However, there are rumors that the company might release an updated Pro version. The new version will boast the same design but Apple might upgrade the specs to 32 GB of RAM and Kaby Lake Processor for improved performance. MacBook Air has not received any update sine the year 2015. Therefore, you might see a new MacBook Air with Pro’s Touch Bar addition.

Launch of new iPads & Tablets
On 21st March 2017, Apple launched its newest iPad tablet in the market. The 9.7-inch iPad is a cheaper alternative to iPad Pro 9.7. Even though the device has fewer specs, it is suitable people who like playing and watching movies. The iPad Pro launch might have been the revelation of iPad Pro 9.7 – in March 2016. That means that people might see many new professional Apple tablets within the first half of 2017.
Probably, you know that Apple has not launched any new iPad Mini or iPad Air since the year 2015. It also seems that the company is trying to kill the ranges completely. They are more likely to replace them with iPad Pro tablets – they might launch the new iPad Pro 2 models at their next launch event.

Apple iPad Pro 7 iPad pro 2
Apple is planning the iPad Pro 9.7 and the iPad Pro 12.9 updated versions, with better specs but similar features to original iPad Pro models. The company might also tease all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2, even though they might properly launch it later in the year – it features funky new edge-to-edge design.
Some rumors also point to fresh 7.9-inch model, known as the iPad Pro Mini. If the rumors are on the money, the model will possibly eliminate the standard iPad Mini. People expected that Apple would launch the iPads earlier in 2017, but according to the most recent headlines, we might wait until the second half of the year.

Launch of new iPhones
During the next iPhone launch, Apple will possibly introduce the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – that will highly depend on their choice of names. As expected, the company will launch the next iPhone in 2017 autumn, specifically, around September. Therefore, you have ever thought about upgrading to iPhone 7, you should not worry about it becoming obsolete any time soon. The best idea is to upgrade to iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus if you have not done that.

Launch of new Apple Watch
If you are a fan of Apple Watch Series 2, which is better than the original version – possibly due to the better design and reduced problems, you should be expecting to see Apple Watch Series 3. There was a bigger gap between Apple Watch and Apple Watch 2 and people have waited for the third version for many months. With the Watch OS 3 Magic, we have witnessed in-built GPS support and waterproof feature that made the watch a great all-time wearable.

Streaming the WWDC2017 Apple Event
You will be able to watch every Apple’s launch event live on Apple TV or through Apple Events page on their website. However, to watch, you will require an Apple’s Safari browser. Some browsers like Google Chrome will not work.
Watching the event after it has ended
Apple has been keeping videos of the most recent launch events and all keynotes on its Events page. You can browse there using a Safari browser to watch them. That might also happen with the Apple’s WWDC2017 event. The event is anticipated to have much happening, but one can never tell when apple comes up with a surprise.

Technology & Computer Rental Resource for WWDC2017 Apple Event:

Developers and engineers traveling from abroad can reach out to Event Technology Rentals for short term need of latest Apple iPads, laptops and computer rentals as well as iPhone rentals in San Diego

Subjects Discussed: WWWDC2017, MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPads, Laptops, Computers, Tablets and iPhones

About the Author:

Jim Jain is  SVP at Event Technology Rentals, a leading national provider of  iPads, Laptops, Tablets & Computer rentals for  Events,  Trade Shows and business meetings.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone

Recently Samsung announced their top of the line Smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. The revolutionary design of this mobile phone features infinity display, meaning the screen will extend from edge to edge. The image will occupy the entire front portion of the phone.  According to Samsung, S8 will be one of the fastest Phone on the market. Because it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Android 7.0 operating system with AMOLED screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung S8 will directly compete with Apple iPhone 7 and other mobile phone in the same price category. Music fans will love the Samsung S8. It features a phone jack unlike Apple iPhone 7. Another outstanding feature in S8 is the introduction of personal assistant Bixby. It is similar to SRI on Apple iPhone. It  provides Samsung followers a new way to communicate with the world.

Also there are other innovation incorporated in S8 phone, among them are- Bixby Vision that allows its camera to scan objects and images and iris which is used for verification purposes.

Samsung S8 and Apple iPhone 7 are available for sale as well as for short term rentals. To rent iPhone 7 or Samsung S8 for business events, please contact mobile iPhone rental vendors in your local area.

WWDC17 San Jose CA

WWDC17 San Jose CA | Event Technology

WWDC17 San Jose CA is almost upon us. This summer hundreds of tech companies and thousands of brilliant minds will gather at the giant developer conference to re shape the world we live in. The WWDC17 will be held on June 5 through June 9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Registration for the conference will open on March 27th.

At the WWDC17 conference, Apple is planning to offer hands on Lab to learn more about latest apple productivity tools for businesses and trade shows. If you are planning to attend the conference and looking for latest computers including apple iPad Pro and MacBook Pro and tablets, please contact San Jose Laptop rentals.