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5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Rock Solid Technology

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I’m definitely a little biased when it comes to Rock Solid Technology. Since 2006 our team has been organizing and delivering what I think is the best technology conference for businesses anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador. Each year more than 100 of our clients and partners join us. We get a lot of repeat attendees year after year, and a lot of positive feedback after every Rock Solid. So we must be on to something right?

But, to be honest, I’d like to see even more people join us and take advantage of this terrific opportunity. With that in mind, and for those who don’t know what the event is about, here are 5 reasons why you need to attend Rock Solid 2014:

1. Information

Twelve industry leading technology vendors. Nine information sessions. One day. You’ll get direct access to vendors who are armed with a wealth of knowledge on their products and solutions for business. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest business technology.

2. Innovation

Everyone loves seeing the latest gadgets. At Rock Solid you won’t see the latest personal phone or gaming system, but you will definitely see the latest innovations that offer real benefits to your organization.

3. Insight

Rock Solid is designed around you and your business technology pain points. We work with each vendor to tailor the presentations to be relevant, insightful, and offering tangible benefits for you.

4. Interactions

Networking, interacting, schmoozing…whatever you call it, Rock Solid offers a great opportunity to meet your peers from our community. Many share your technology needs and this is a chance to hear their story first hand.

5. Inexpensive

The more accurate word here would be FREE; there’s no cost to register and attend Rock Solid. Triware and our sponsoring vendors cover everything to make sure the event is accessible to as many people as possible. They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but in this case they’re wrong.

So, there you have it. Five terrific reasons to attend Rock Solid Technology 2013. For all details on the event happening October 22 at the Holiday Inn and to register visit

Will we see YOU there?

Recycle With Me

Do you have kids? I do … my sons are 2 and 5. Like all kids they watch some television shows that eventually gets stuck in your head on an endless loop. One for me is a song by a Canadian duo all about recycling and reusing things – cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, etc. – for fun, imaginative play. I’m humming it now.

Where am I going with this? I have a technology point, trust me. How much do you know about electronics recycling in Newfoundland and Labrador?

If people know about the upcoming changes to the program they don’t seem to be talking about it. We want to share information on the new Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) NL initiative and how it may affect you.

Effective August 1, 2013, all residents and businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador can recycle end-of-life electronics FREE OF CHARGE through an approved EPRA Newfoundland and Labrador Drop-off Centre. From an environmental responsibility perspective this is absolutely terrific, and something that many of our clients have asked about over the years.

However, as with many responsible decisions in business and life there’s a cost. To offset the initiative the price you pay for electronics will increase as of August 1 in the form of an Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) paid at the time of purchase. Some EHF examples:

  • Desktop computers – $10.50
  • Portable computers – $2.50
  • Desktop printers – $7.75
  • Display devices – $12.25 – $42.50, depending on size

These are reasonable cost increases but, as a local technology reseller, we wanted our clients to be aware of the program benefits and costs.

August 1 is quickly approaching and we recommend you visit for program details, including information on drop-off centres and collection events. If you have questions regarding the effect on your purchases from Triware please contact your representative or call 579-5000.

Just like the success witnessed in our province with pop cans, tires, household containers, and cardboard, end-of-life electronics will now have a responsible program allowing valuable metals to be harvested, reused and keep potentially harmful substances out of our landfills!