20
Jan 15

InterConnect 2015: The Premiere Cloud & Mobile Conference

In today’s digital world, the influence of Cloud, Mobile, DevOps and Security on business is ever-reaching. IBM InterConnect 2015 is the result of a combination of 3 IBM conferences –Impact, Innovate, and Pulse– into one collaborative event!

The best in education, exhibits, and networking combined into one key event! Taking place at MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas On February 22!

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What You’ll Learn:

The InterConnect Curriculum

  • Application Infrastructure & Integration
  • Asset Management & The Internet Of Things
  • Business Process & Decision Management
  • Cloud Business Applications
  • Cloud Infrastruction & IT Optimization
  • DevOps & Continuous Engineering
  • Mobile Enterprise
  • Security Intelligence

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Learn more about the InterConnect Curriculum, and pick a track that’s right for you, on IBM’s InterConnect page here.

Featuring Aerosmith & the Executives from Shark Tank!

Not only will you learn about the latest trends and connect with your peers with your Full Conference Pass, it also includes a special event featuring Aerosmith! But the fun doesn’t stop there; joining the conference as guest speakers are Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank!

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Questions? Read IBM’s InterConnect 2015 FAQ.

Learn to reinvent your business with cloud, mobile and data application at the four-day event, InterConnect 2015; don’t forget, the event spans from February 22-26! To read more about InterConnect 2015 and how it can help you, visit IBM’s InterConnect event page!

Socialize about the event by using @IBMInterConnect & #IBMInterConnect on their respective social media sites!

It’s not too late to rent a display for #IBMInterConnect2015!

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Rentacomputer.com is not affiliated with or in any way authorized by IBM or the InterConnect 2015 Conference. Rentacomputer.com is an independent nationwide technology rental provider and this page in no way implies exclusivity of service to the event or venue described above.

16
Jan 15

LegalTech® New York 2015

LegalTech® is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year.

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With trade shows in both New York and Los Angeles, LegalTech® is the #1 Resource for law firms and legal departments to get hands-on practical information for improving their law practice management.

Beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET – Registration Opens 8:00 AM

Conference Schedule

LegalTech® exhibitors offer cutting edge solutions and the latest in legal technology products to improve your practice. Discover over 100 exhibitors to learn today what you will need to know tomorrow. LegalTech® exhibitors offer the most advanced products for the legal profession.

Exhibitor List

LegalTech® New York 2015 will take place at:

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York
USA 10019
Tel: +1-212-586-7000
Fax: +1-212-315-1374

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Looking for a trusted rental company to handle your New York event rental needs? Call a friendly Tech Travel Agent At Rentacomputer.com today at 347-614-5845

Rentacomputer.com is not affiliated with or in any way authorized by LegalTech® or the New York Hilton Midtown. Rentacomputer.com is an independent nationwide technology rental provider and this page in no way implies exclusivity of service to the event or venue described above.

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07
Jan 15

Making Your Next Event A Huge Success – With Twitter And Instagram

Everyone knows that Twitter and Instagram have become a huge part in promoting your events. But a lot of people haven’t really thought about using the two social media sites as an actual part of their event. You can use both of them to your advantage by using hashtags and creating an interactive hashtag wall.

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Get The Audience Involved

Let’s say it’s the day of your big event. This might be your convention, launch event for a new product, or a business meeting with a lot of attendees. These type of events can get sort of boring at some points, especially when a lot of the people attending don’t have a good way to speak up, get involved, or share their own ideas and opinions. And that is the key to keeping people interested, just simply making them feel like they are a part of everything.

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This is where a Twitter wall comes into play. If someone gets bored, they are probably going to get on Twitter anyway. So go ahead, be smart, and make Twitter a big part of your event.

All you need is a PC of some sort and a projector and a free Twitter wall creation tool. You can find these anywhere on the internet, just type it into Google. Now, people attending can tweet using a hashtag that you make, and all of their tweets will show up on the projector. This is an awesome way to keep everyone involved and give them a good way to share their thoughts for everyone to see. It also helps promote your event or company a lot with all these people tweeting about it.

 

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Instagram walls work pretty much the same way. This way, people can take pictures around your event, share them using the hashtag, and then view their photos along with everyone else’s on a really big projected screen or video wall! It’s also a really great idea to keep people who couldn’t make it to your event up to date on what is going on. And again, it’s free promotion, the best kind of promotion!

SEE ALSO: Is Your Digital Marketing Campaign Ready For 2015?

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Now, the next step you need to take is deciding what you want your event hashtag to be. It’s not that hard, but there are some things that you should consider before committing. Hashtags have to be 10 characters or less, so you can’t go too crazy. Plus, you need it to be simple, catchy, and easy to remember. Some people use the date and city that the event is located in as a hashtag, but what if you want to reuse it? So that’s not the best idea. And also, once you settle on one, make sure you search it on Twitter or Instagram to make sure it hasn’t been used before. You don’t want a bunch of weird pictures from strangers popping up on your projected wall for everyone to see.

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After you pick a hashtag, that’s really all you need to make your event ten times more enjoyable by allowing more audience participation. Consider a nice projector rental or even a big video wall and a Twitter or Instagram wall for your next meeting, trade show, concert, launch event, or even wedding.


30
Dec 14

Digital Summit Phoenix 2015: Is Your Digital Marketing Ready For The New Year?

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Attend Digital Summit Phoenix this year to learn the latest tactics and trends to get your digital marketing strategy ready for the coming year!

Why Attend?

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(Enter promo code: MASHABLE for $50 off of your pass)

Amazing Speakers

Featuring industry thought leaders from Google, Microsoft, eBay, Salesforce, Citi, U-Haul, and more!

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Brilliant Content

The event includes 25 sessions & workshops and will not only give you the latest trends and best practices, but also takes deeper dives with practical tips & takeaways. Topics will include all major areas you’ll need to have a successful digital marketing year in 2015:

  • Content Marketing
  • SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Web Analytics
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Emerging Tech
  • UX & Design
  • Much more!

 

 

WHERE: 7380 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ

WHEN: February 4, 2015

VENUE: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

 

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17
Dec 14

How To Use Tablet Rentals To Effectively Connect With Your Customers

‘Tis the season to be jolly. As a business owner, it’s also the season to rack up the zeros in your bank account. The holiday season can bring many opportunities in which to profit if you are smart about it.

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Running a business, no matter what it is, is all about making sure your customers are happy. What do your customers want? It’s your job to figure that out. If you can’t do that, then one of your competitors will. And if you aren’t using the latest tools and techniques then someone else is.

Right now, tons of businesses have been using large quantity tablet rentals to distribute to their employees and use them to aid the company in figuring out what their customers want and expect.

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If your employees are equipped with an iPad, or some type of computing technology, it is very easy to give customers quick surveys that they can take on the tablet. These surveys can be anything you want them to be. You can get some insight on how your customers experience was while they were shopping with you, or what type of products they are looking for, if they found the products they were looking for, anything you can think of, really. This can be a huge opportunity for you because your business can use the information you gather to give them exactly what they want. Giving people what they want means that you get what you want as well: profitable business.

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Rentacomputer.com is a company that offers large quantity tablet rentals, as well as any other technology you can dream of, nationwide and at a very reasonable and competitive price. The company can get you set up with just a few days notice, and all of your tablets will be  set up with the latest operating systems and software available. Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the most expensive season of the year.

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16
Dec 14

Facebook Is Considering A Dislike Button, Would You Use It?

For a long time, there have been people complaining that there wasn’t a “dislike” button on Facebook. For a while it seemed like it was all anyone on social networking sites were talking about. I’m not sure if it started out as a joke or not, but it escalated into a serious matter pretty quickly.

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Last week, Mark Zuckerberg himself said that Facebook was actually considering adding the dislike button to the site.

This could be a good thing. People could use the dislike button to express their concerns for sad sappy statuses that their friends post in order to offer them some sort of emotional support. It could also be a fun way of teasing your friends I suppose.

On the business side of things, a dislike button could also be quite useful. It’s just another engagement brands can have with their consumers. A dislike button could help mark a post offensive, uninteresting, or that they just plain don’t care for the product.

The down side is that we all know it wouldn’t be used for just that. Over the past few years, internet bullying has become one of the main issues that we hear about on a regular basis. Internet “trolls” are all over the place and just waiting to make someone’s day a little bit worse. In my personal opinion, this is just going to be one more way that people will be able to use to make others feel terrible about themselves. Instead of getting 100 “likes” on your selfie, can you imagine getting 100 “dislikes”? Especially for young people, that would be devastating. Not to mention, when you are a business trying to promote your product, you don’t want any dislikes showing up on anything you post. Maybe there should be a way for businesses to be able to hide dislikes, if that is the case.

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SEE ALSO: Square Reader Is Perfect For Trade Shows, Companies Small & Large

Zuckerberg has expressed his concern on this issue, and he said that he didn’t want it to become a way for users to shame other people on the website.

The Facebook CEO said a dislike button would make sense for instances when users wanted to express themselves but didn’t feel comfortable using the like button.

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This could be a very real thing that will happen, though everyone at Facebook says not to expect any changes coming in the near future.

 


09
Dec 14

To Drink Or Not To Drink, That Is The Company Party Question

An office holiday party has a 50/50 shot of being either really awesome or really terrible. The end of the year is a perfect time to reflect on your company’s success over the past year and is also a perfect opportunity to show your employees that you care about them. Everybody loves a party and it’s always nice to see the people you work with outside of “work mode” and even get a chance to meet their significant other. Holiday parties can be a lot of fun but the biggest question that most business owners always consider is the bar policy. Should it be an open bar? Should employees have to pay? Should there even going to be alcohol at all? All of these are serious questions to consider because nothing can turn a great night into a catastrophe quicker than a little too much of that holiday eggnog.

There are pros and cons to having an open bar at your holiday party, but a lot of it depends on your staff and what type of company you are. Are you a small business that has a tight-knit group of employees or are you a Fortune 500 that made billions in revenue this year? Regardless, every holiday party needs some type of festive cheer so let’s get into the pros and cons of open bars.

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Nothing shows your employees that you appreciate them more than unlimited access to alcohol (aside from maybe a Christmas bonus, that is). Having an open bar could boost morale and team unity heading into the new year, getting your company off on a good start.

In addition to that, having an open bar gives your employees a chance to mingle more and potentially become closer to other people in the office that they may not talk to on a daily basis. Alcohol loosens inhibitions so who knows, maybe an open bar makes everyone in the office best friends afterwards.

An open bar also shows your employees that you trust them. By not limiting their alcohol consumption with making them pay for it you are telling them that you consider them adults and trust them to make good, adult choices. There are few things that employees like more than knowing that their higher ups have complete trust in them.

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There are two sides to every coin so let’s talk about some of the cons to having an open bar. For starters, an open bar can be expensive and if you are a small business you may not be able to financially afford to have a fully open bar at your holiday party.

A lot of holiday parties are not optional, or at least you are heavily encouraged to attend. Forcing employees to come to a party and then forcing them to pay for drinks could cause dissent among the ranks. Your employees could perceive you as cheap or stingy and, as a result, be less inclined to have a positive attitude in the work place, decreasing productivity.

SEE ALSO: Why Businesses Should Rent Windows Based Laptops

Just like having an open bar shows your employees you trust them, it can also get out of hand. There’s nothing worse than a room full of drunk people getting angry and trying to fight each other. Bob from accounting hates the way Sharon from personnel treats him in the office? Well everybody is going to find out about it at the party because Bob had one too many drinks.

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Obviously there are pros and cons to having an open bar and the real decision to have one or not depends on your company and your employees because no two companies are the same. If you decide to forgo the open bar for whatever reason there are other options that are available that can make your holiday party just as fun so don’t be afraid to get creative and always remember to show appreciation for everyone in your company because every single person there helps the company function.


09
Dec 14

Technology for the Biggest Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the biggest auto show in all of North America even bigger than the North American International Auto Show just outside of Detroit.

The show is held every February at the McCormick Place Convention Complex in Chicago, Illinois. It’s been around for a long time too, the first one was held in 1901!

Currently the show is produced by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.

Show DATES

  • Public Show:  Saturday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 22
  • First Look for Charity:  Friday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black tie.
  • Media Preview:  Thursday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 13.

There is a ton of space available (over one million square feet) at the show as well to let the different manufacturers do whatever crazy things they can dream up with their exhibit space. Chrysler and Pontiac both have hosted free concerts at their exhibits. Toyota created and indoor experimental ride course and invited attendees to ride along on crazy test drives. Needless to say, the show is absolutely huge fun, there are a ton of people, a ton of amazing things going on, and a ton of opportunities for you to make the most out of it as a business person.

You can rent dual 46″ floor standing monitors to run your promo clips, like this one from Displays2go.com, you’re going to catch a lot of eyes. Especially if  your product demos are already cool. Not even just for this event, but good high quality monitor rental is always going to be a good, smart investment at any type of show or convention.

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at https://www.chicagoautoshow.com/tickets/. (Online tickets available now. Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)

  • $12 for adults
  • $6 for seniors aged 62 and older
  • $6 for children 7-12
  • Free admission for children 6 and younger when they accompany a paying adult. Family members only.
  • Weekday discount coupons ($6 off the regular adult admission) available at various area new-car dealers. Participating banks also mail the discount tickets to their account holders.
  • School & group discounts available.

EXHIBITS

All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex.  Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars.  In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars. Source: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/about-the-show/

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Another thing exhibitors might want is several tablet computers like iPads. Get your staff to go out into the crowd with iPads and survey attendees and other exhibitors! Also you can use the iPad to show off new products on a more personal basis when all your large screen displays are in use. Having staff that will personally assist attendees and show answers to questions right away instead of having to wait for a large display monitor could be the difference between someone walking away from a busy booth to capturing another good lead.

Tablets and iPads are a great way to accept credit card payments at the show too.

 


04
Dec 14

12 Things that Rentacomputer.com Does Better

State-of-the-Art Laptop and Tablet computer rentals, large display monitors, projectors, copiers, printers, network servers and more can be delivered to your place of business within hours of your phone call, email, text message, tweet, post or other prearranged communication method.

Tech Travel Agents have access to more technology than any single computer rental company in the world.

Tech Travel Agents can and will get the technology that you need, and have it configured, delivered, installed, tested and picked up after the event. All this at a price that is very competitive.

Tech staff  can be on hand at all times throughout your event providing help to instructors and users regarding anything about the hardware rented.

Services provided by Rentacomputer.com and its affiliates:

  1. Access to the largest inventory of rental technology than any other computer rental company.
  2. Configuration services we install hardware, software or other device during the ‘get-ready’ period of the rental.
  3. Bench testing and retesting all hardware to minimize failure in the field.
  4. Special hardware packing prior to shipping ensuring all equipment will arrive scuff free and undamaged.
  5. Fast Delivery service to event, office or home.
  6. Convention Center Dock to trade show booth delivery service
  7. Truck to event delivery service
  8. On site hardware installation, booting and testing.
  9. On-Site technicians and installers during your event.
  10. Direct phone numbers of Tech Travel Agent and others involved with your rental
  11. 24 hour Phone support available.
  12. Delivery to over 1000 cities worldwide.

These are 12 things that Rentacomputer.com does better than any other single rental company. Some companies boast at having a few locations, Rentacomputer.com has over 135 affiliate locations with hardware warehouses and over 1000 tech staff available to install and support our vast hardware rental network worldwide.

 


24
Nov 14

Dell Desktop Rentals Combine Power And Performance With Great Customization Options

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Remember when home PCs were first starting to really take off? My earliest memories are of those old Dell commercials, you know the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell!” ones. Well, my first home PC was, in fact, a Dell and let me tell you, that thing lasted me about 10 years, far longer than any home PC is supposed to last you.

Aside from that incredibly long life span, Dell is an all around solid choice for a desktop. Dell offers desktops that are capable of dealing with any computing need, whether it be web surfing and checking your email to intense online gaming or high end business computing and production. A Dell PC is an all-in-one … an all-in-one in the sense that it can do everything!

Picture: All in one Desktop Computer available for rental.

Rentacomputer.com has been in the computer and technology rental business for over 25 years and in that time it has become clear that one of the most popular types of desktop rentals that are requested by our customers are Dells. With all the great Dell computers on the market, customers have a lot to choose from.

However, what makes Dell desktop rentals even better is the fact that if a pre-made Dell doesn’t have exactly what you are looking for, we can customize your Dell rental to your specifications. If your rental needs require a more complex configuration, then your Tech Travel Agent can help you out. Need specific processing needs? No problem. Need a certain amount of memory or RAM? Done. Looking for a specific piece of software or your own software pre-loaded? You’ve got it.

Another thing that makes Dell rentals from Rentacomputer.com even better is Intel’s newest line of processors. The new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors come with smart new features like Turbo Boost Technology, which allows you to speed up your processor when your computer needs extra performance. And this is just one of countless other customization options available.

A Dell desktop rental is perfect if you need a powerful, dependable desktop for a short amount of time. If you are training a new employee and you don’t have extra computers laying around then a rental is the perfect thing for him or her to train on. Rentals are also great if you are going out on a business trip or to a conference as Rentacomputer.com has local delivery and installation of your rental, meaning you don’t have to worry about packing up and lugging a computer all over the place.

Like I said, a Dell was the first PC I ever had and it was definitely one of the best. Add that to the fact that Dell rentals are among the most popular with Rentacomputer.com’s customers and you have two fantastic reasons to get one yourself. Contact Rentacomputer.com and your Tech Travel Agent today to get a free quote and take your first steps to an amazing experience.