Monday, December 21, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Computer And AV Rentals For Your Business!

Computer and technology rentals are a wonderful thing. Not only do they allow you and your business to get the technology you need when and where you need it but they also allow you to save your business time and money! Computer rentals are perfect for short-term needs. Typical short-term needs that business and event professionals use computer rentals for include things like conventions, conferences, trade shows, travel, classroom training, short-term jobs, data recovery, proof of concept projects and more. But what exactly does it mean to rent a computer?

Rentacomputer has been in the business of computer, technology, and AV rentals for over 25 years. However, even after all those years, there are still people who don't quite understand how renting computers and other technology works, or how it can save them time and money. Rentacomputer provides temporary business-to-business technology, such as computer rentals, office equipment rentals, and AV rentals for business events all over the United States, Western Europe, and Australia.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

New, Smaller Radius 12 Hybrid From Toshiba Adds 4K Display

Toshiba is trying to push the limit of expectations for a slim Windows 10 hybrid with a 12.5-inch display. The new Satellite Radius 12 doesn't bother with the lower resolutions and low-power processors you mostly see in smaller laptops, but instead they offer much more high-end options.

This new laptop is only 0.6 inches thick and weighs 2.8 pounds (15.4mm and 1.32kg). With the Radius 12, you can even put up to a Core i7 CPU from Intel's new sixth generation Core i series, also known by the code name Skylake. You can also pick a full 4K-resolution display, at 3840x2160. If you don't want to overdo it, the standard resolution is 1920x1080.

Just like Lenovo's Yoga line and other fold-back hybrids, the Radius 12 also uses a hinge that folds back 360 degrees to make a tablet. The hinge stops in the middle so it can make a form of kiosk so it can stand up. The device also has Harman Kardon speakers and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

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Toshiba says the gold finish Radius 12 will be available in the US and the UK closer to the end of the year but still haven't released prices yet. So keep a look out for new updated information to come, if you're interested.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

"Logi" Is Logitech's Attempt At Rebranding

Over the years, household brand names begin to get stale, perhaps outdated-looking. Often times it comes in the form of a logo redesign, but once in a blue moon companies (or individuals) will go as far as to even make changes to their name. For example, do you remember Puff Daddy? Or Snoop Dogg? Does anyone even remember what the old Microsoft or Apple logos looked like?

When major changes come, companies often decide it's time for a change in their logo or even their moniker. Logitech is doing just this, unveiling some of their latest products under the name "Logi".

Companies like Apple and Logitech are among the first companies that recognize something about consumer products these days. In the age of colored smartphones and whimsical tech designs that catch the consumer's eye, tech companies are realizing it isn't enough these days to put function over form. Consumers want flashy products in which they can show off to their friends and co-workers.

And so Logitech launches Logi, a design revolution which will come in the form of an even cleaner design along with bright-colored products.


Although name changes can often be tricky, I think Logitech is attempting to save their brand much like Steve Jobs did in 1997, with his colorful, fashion-forward iMacs.

In a tech-dominated economy, Logitech seems to plan to slowly phase out the "tech" part of its name. No longer wanting to be tossed aside as a peripheral company, Logi's first products will debut soon, hoping to catch the brand up internally.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Build My Idea | Innovative Leader Workshop in Houston

The Innovative Leader Workshop is a program for students about to go into the 9th, 10th and 11th grade. It gives high school students a chance to discover what they are capable of as a leader. The workshop is taught by the founder of BuildMyIdea.org, Ryan Makhani.

Ryan grey up in Silicon Valley and worked in semiconductors and biotechnology fields there. He has his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and double Masters in Education from University of London, Institute of Education. On top of that, he has inspired thousands of teens across the country and helped them unlock their true potential.

The event itself is a full weekend where students will get to hang out with each other, make new friends, be challenged creatively to solve problems, discover their strengths as leaders and be able to develop the mindset of an innovator. They will set up their own LinkedIn account, receive an Innovative Leader certificate and will get to be a part of a virtual innovative community after the workshop.

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After the weekend is over, students will have a whole new take on leadership and will be able to look at it in a new, fresh way. This is something that can't be taught in school, and will help them throughout their entire life.

The Innovative Leader Workshop is held at START Houston in Houston, Texas and will start on Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. and will end the following day. June 7th, at 6 p.m.

This two day workshop is valued at $250 but right now you can get a discount putting it at $75 if you are a student in Houston, Texas. The price also includes lunch and snacks for both days!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

How to Make Your Trade Show Booth One of the Best

One thing that always baffles me is the fact that so many businesses and companies rent exhibitor space at conventions, trade shows and events and put so little effort into making it noticeable or attractive to those passing by. I can't tell you how many booths and exhibits I've walked past at conventions and how may other people I've seen walk past because there was literally nothing about the booth that grabbed my attention or made me interested in what the company was and what it was selling. 

It seems like most companies that rent exhibit space stick to a 3-step process that is so old that it makes Methuselah look like a teenager. This process sees exhibitors put up the same posters or graphics that they had last year, throw up a table with some pamphlets and a treat or two and a business card basket and then they give out a "prize" that has probably nothing to do with their business or their brand.

So how do you differentiate yourself and your trade show booth from the rest? How do you ensure that the people passing by will do the opposite...not pass by but stop by and actually show a vested interest in what you have going on? Well for starters don't fall back on these 3 steps. Sure it can be easy to sink back into the mold you've created, but that just won't cut it in today's market. Take the following tips into account and you should have a trade show booth that people will talk about and remember. 

Before the Event

Booth Location - If at all possible try and direct where exactly your booth will be set up. Naturally you will want to select a location that lends itself to heavy foot traffic. Lots of people tend to gather near doors, food areas, bathrooms and big-name vendors so selecting a spot near these areas will give you an edge over your competition.

Stay Up-to-Date - This is the exact opposite of the three-step process above. If you are recycling the same old things people will automatically assume that you, your company and your brand aren't keeping up with the times. Everything you use should look new and clean and your display should incorporate technology, like monitors, video walls, projectors, designs and graphics. Put some work and effort into coming up with things that are creative and that support your brand and products. 

During the Event

Go with the Flow - Having a solid flow and path in your booth is paramount! The one thing you never want to do is have people coagulating your booth. Having a good, solid flow allows people to come in and out without blocking traffic. Don't do things like put a table across the front of your booth and impede the foot traffic through your booth.

Training and Energy - You would think that this would be commonsense but alas it still happens. Make sure your staff is well-trained and confident on the objectives your company has. These people should know your services and be well-equipped to answer any and all questions and to assist people with anything they may need. Oh, and try to have some fun! If you and your staff are having fun then so will your attendees. 

Give People a Reason - Why should anyone stop at your booth over the booth right next to yours? That is one of the biggest things you will have to tackle during your event, giving people a reason to come to your booth over another one. On top of that, give people a reason to stay at your booth. Having people linger a little longer gives you the opportunity to have a personal conversation with them. 

Keep the Power Flowing - Charging stations are perfect accessories for any booth. Everybody will be on their phones, tablets and laptops during the event and they will definitely need a place to charge their devices. Having a charging station allows people to charge their devices and also gives them a great reason to be in your booth. While their device is charging they really have no choice but to take a look at what you have to offer. 

Get on Social Media - Social media lounges are growing in trade show popularity. These have things like comfy chairs, coffee and large screens live-streaming social media channels. Having a social media specialist post information about your company along with useful information can really add a lot to your booth. In addition to that, you can also set up a system to reward those who post about your booth while they are hanging out. 

Digital Document Libraries - Being useful to your clients is a key method to increasing your brand. Digital libraries allow you to capture leads while engaging the user and offering them real-time information about the trade show and other valuable content. Digital libraries incorporate things like interactive kiosks, touchscreens, tablets, iPads and other mobile technology.

Conclusion

Given the staggering amount of companies that don't put any effort into their trade show booths whatsoever, following even a few of these tips could put you miles ahead of the competition. Plus, think of it this way. You want people to come to your booth but people also want to go to booths as well. Nobody goes to a convention just to walk around and not visit anything. Not putting any effort into your booth does a disservice not only to yourself but also to the people who paid money to be at that event.  

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Can Playing Games At Your Event Make You Money?

Let's be honest. We've all been sitting in our office or at our desk trudging along through a bad work day, so we decide to play a game to get our minds off of it, or just to kill time. Maybe you want that new high score on Fruit Ninja. Maybe you want to beat your friend on Trivia Crack. Believe it or not, these games are giving way to a new trend to keep customers involved at trade shows.




Gamification And You

That might sound a bit far-fetched, but the same exact way we play games is being used today to make trade shows and business events more interactive. Finally!

What Is Gamification?

The term currently being used now is gamification. Let me clear up this unfamiliar term for convention goers and even some business planners. Gamification is essentially a way to use game mechanics and thought processes in a non-gaming situation, such as interactive booth at your next event. It can help increase the overall interaction and contributions to your event and whatever service or product you may be showing off. Or just to keep people interested in your booth, maybe they will notice one of your products or services whilst they are playing one of your games!



What's The Best Way To Add This To My Event?

When you implement gamification into your business events, you're allowing a much larger and broader audience to feel more engaged because you're giving them some sort of goal to achieve. Think in terms of a contest using a large quantity of iPad Rentals to make the contest interactive. Throw the results onto a large screen monitor and watch as passersby stop to see what all the commotion is about. When that person stops, you have a much higher chance to engage them and possibly add a new potential customer to your clientele.



Why It's So Effective

Think about every time you've played a video game and you've beaten a level or beaten the game or made some kind of achievement, that feeling you get. That same gaming concept can be implemented into directly into the event or your specific booth at the event. When you put something interactive that comes with some sort of achievement, you're able to target a person's drive and motivation. Any type of prize can rope in new customers. After all, no matter who you are, it always feels good to win something.



Create something upon your rented iPads or laptops and show all of the results in real time upon the large display monitor(s) so that everyone can see just how well they are doing. The more information about the product, service, or business that you put into the "game" itself means that those people playing and/or watching will have more information on just exactly what it is your offering and what you can do.


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Summing It Up

The overall point of gamification is interactivity and engagement. When you have something interactive at your booth, people are much more likely to stop, thus making it easier to engage them regarding your services and products.

Be sure to try this at your next event! Get a hold of all the tech rentals you need to make your booth the most fun and interactive at the event. Stop working and start playing!

This information originally appeared on Gamification-Wikipedia