With companies requiring their staff to be able to communicate and work efficiently from home, many are looking to technology rental providers for computer rentals. This includes devices like monitors, laptops, desktops, Apple MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Pros, and even iPads. Working with a tech rental provider is a great solution for providing rollouts of devices to employees.
These companies, however, may need a way to deploy these devices with their custom software and VPN settings. A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network (Wikipedia). IT administrators may be concerned about privacy and security. If you have ever attempted to use your own personal computer from home to logon to your work computer, you may have found yourself locked out from your secure work environment. Working with a trusted provider of computer tech rentals, companies have some options when it comes to deploying a large number of devices to their employees.
Delivery to your IT department
One solution is to send a computer to the company’s IT person ahead of time by courier. The IT administrator then has the physical computer rental in their hands and can install their company’s VPN settings and custom software on the device. They can make sure that all is set up according to their employer’s secure environment protocols. Once they are satisfied with their configuration, they can then send the device back to the tech rental provider to save the image.
Another option would be to set up a remote session of the computer. Your trusted rental provider can use remote desktop sharing software such as TeamViewer. TeamViewer is a proprietary software application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers (Wikipedia). This is an excellent option when time is of the essence. By remote sharing the desktop with the IT Administrator, they can quickly and easily set up their custom configuration. Once completed, the computer’s settings can then be saved and is then ready to deploy the image to the remaining units.
Imaging Multiple Devices
Imaging or ghosting are terms used in the technology rental industry to push system settings and software loads to other computers and devices. There are several products and technologies out there that your rental partner may use to push an image or clone a computer to multiple units. The seed computer’s image will be saved to a server and these programs will then be used to load that seed units configuration on to the remaining computers.
Almost all organizations have been directly affected by the current world situation. Challenged like never before, companies are working hard to get computers into the hands of their staff to be able to work remotely from home. By utilizing the right method and supplier, these organizations have options to quickly roll out large quantities of computers to get their staff back working quickly.
Home Office Rentals with Randy Moore
Are you looking for imaging for multiple computer rentals for your employees’ temporary home offices? You’ll have peace in mind in knowing Randy Moore has worked with a number of companies during these difficult times. If you’re interested in renting technology for your business and employees during the coronavirus outbreak, Rentacomputer.com and our Tech Travel Agents can help keep your business running.
Rentacomputer.com has a large stock of equipment that is ready to deliver that includes monitors, laptops, MacBooks, desktop computers, Mac Pros, servers, tablets, smartphones, WiFi hotspots, teleconferencing equipment, and more. Not only can we deliver your rentals, but we also offer custom configuration and setup so you know everything is in working order.
Furthermore, Randy can answer any questions you have about office equipment rentals–in any capacity, for any type of office. Contact Randy today at 1-800-736-8772 ext. 225 or fill out a fast, easy online quote form. You can also connect with Randy on LinkedIn!
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