webmasterFebruary 15, 2019February 15, 2019President’s Day is coming up and is a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. In the words of John Quincy Adams, “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” In honor of President’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the leaders in the industry as well as the leading technology trends and products that can help create a business environment or corporate event that inspires others to learn more, do more and become more. Virtual Reality is Here Virtual Reality is a mesmerizing way to travel using nothing more than the power of technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR lets your event attendee or participant look around a virtual space as if you’re actually there. It’s also been a promising technology for decades that is finally starting to catch on. Still not convinced that VR can work in your business? Explore the latest case study about Walmart or the case study about Farmers Insurance Group that highlights how they found success using VR in training. Event Planning Technology Trends As we enter into the second month of 2019, let’s take a look at some of the event planning technology trends according to industry events expert Julius Solaris. In addition, find out how event and meeting planners can position themselves for the changes in the environment of shrinking budgets and increasing costs. Learn more about these event planning tech trends. Insights into Apple Innovations 2018 was a big year for Apple. As a technology innovator and leader, the company introduced a new iPad, new iPhones and several new Macs. It seems likely that Apple will refresh many of these products but let’s revisit the features of each updated Apple product and help you determine which one is better suited for your company and staff. Ready for Voice-Activated Technology? Currently, smart speakers are predominantly being used in home today to get answers to simple questions like “Alexa, what’s the traffic in downtown Chicago look like now?” But, there are many enterprise businesses that are testing the use of this IoT technology as a crossover strategy from the home to the workplace environment. Find out if your business is ready for voice-activated technology. Microsoft Hybrid Tablet Although Microsoft is known for its software products like Windows, Office, it continues to introduce hardware like its newest addition to the Surface collection, the Go. Is this hybrid tablet right for your business? Uncover the pros and cons of the Surface Go tablet and see if this mobile workstation makes sense for your business. Hartford Technology Rentals is a Leader… For over 30 years, we have been renting the latest technology products to companies large and small as well as partnering with event organizers and planners. With distribution centers in Chicago, Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles, we have an experienced Sales team and technicians ready to help you get the rental equipment you need, when and where you need it – guaranteed. Give us a call at 888-520-5667 to learn more about our products and services.