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Hamilton Rentals’ customers range widely both in size and industry. We primarily provide expertise in IT, AV & Events rental solutions and IT asset management and have some impressive experience across a wide range of industries.

Hamilton Rentals for short term hire, flexibility and ease of use

The Client

A major U.K. Political Party

The Requirement

For the last eight years, Hamilton Rentals have been working with the client to provide short term rental of additional devices for conferences and elections.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals were able to provide additional equipment allowing the client to flex up and down their requirements during conference and event use. All equipment was configured and tested prior to set up and installed as per the client instructions on site. All units were provided with fully licensed operating systems as per Hamilton Rentals SPLA agreement with Microsoft. Full engineering support throughout the rental was a crucial benefit to the client and ensured additional support time and costs were minimal due to provision of next day replacements for damaged or faulty equipment.

The Outcome

By renting the equipment needed, the client had the flexibility to rent different specifications depending on demand (eg laptops, destops, iMacs etc). This meant that the client always had access to not only the most up to date equipment but also the right equipment for the job.

Hamilton Rentals for Events & Exhibitions

The Client

An Embassy

The Requirement

Every year in London, the Embassy holds a graduation ceremony in honour of the new graduates, in conjuction with this a careers fair is run offering job opportunites to the new graduates. Technology and Project Management was needed to ensure the event ran smoothly for the 3,000 students.

The Solution

Hamilton’s installed a wireless infrastructure which included over 100x Laptops, 80x 32" Screens, 12x LaserJet Printers, 14x Thermal Printers, Scanners and a PA System. Full pre-event and live on-site technical support was provided for the duration of the event by Hamilton Rentals team of accredited engineers.

The Outcome

The event was a huge success, the customer received positive feedback from its visitors. Many of the career fair exhibitors have already pre-booked their stand for the following year and the embassy have already committed to working with Hamilton Rentals for future events.

Hamilton Rentals for Events & Exhibitions

The Client

A City Council

The Requirement

For the last 3 years, Hamilton Rentals has worked with the client to provide an onsite internet café for a local music festival for use by the festival goers.

The Solution

Hamilton’s supplied 10 laptops and 10 desktop PCs with monitors for the annual event. The event only runs for 4 days each year, so purchasing the equipment for the internet café was not an economical option. The equipment was configured and tested before delivery and supplied with fully licensed software via Microsoft.

The Outcome

Hamilton Rentals again won the contract to supply the computer hardware. Whilst only a relatively small event, The Council depend and rely on Hamilton’s to deliver a prompt service and have been extremely happy each year. This has given Hamilton Rentals the opportunity to talk about helping the Council save money in other areas.

Hamilton Rentals for Major Events

The Client

A Major Sporting Event

The Requirement

4 Day event which is visited by approximately 200,000 people. The client needed technology for the onsite media centre, patron areas, hospitality arena and outdoor areas.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals provided a temporary warehouse solution and Management Information System onsite to monitor and control the use of equipment at the event. This enabled Hamilton Rentals to control stock levels, goods in and goods out, which resulted in a controlled, managed warehousing environment. The warehouse processed over 400 orders and supplied over 250 Laptops and 450 screens ranging in size from 19” through to 103”, projectors and printers. A team of 10 people are on site for 3 weeks providing, pre-event, during/ live, and post-event, support to oversee the project.

The Outcome

The event was huge success and the client feedback was very positive. Hamilton Rental has been reappointed as the Preferred Technology Contractor for this event for the last 4 years.

Hamilton Rentals for Speed of Provisioning

The Client

A large London based legal firm.

The Requirement

A temporary office of 40 PCs and monitors for a 3 month period at a 3rd party site.

The Solution

Hamilton’s undertook the configuration, build, set-up and installation of 40 systems at the 3rd party site all within a 2 day period from receipt of order. Since the initial delivery and installation, another 10 systems have been order configured and installed. The project is likely to be extended for a further 6 months.

The Outcome

The client was particularly pleased with the quick turnaround of their orders, and the flexibility to increase the number of systems on a next day basis, as & when they need them.

Hamilton Rentals for Training Courses

The Client

A Cisco approved training provider.

The Requirement

The client runs a number of Cisco specific training courses throughout the year.

The Solution

For the last 6 months Hamilton Rentals has developed a strong business relationship with the client, which required differing levels of IT & Networking equipment for periods of one day to one month. The equipment rented for these courses has included laptops, desktop PCs, servers IP phones & various Cisco switches & firewalls. The training courses are often arranged at very short notice and vary significantly with candidates per course, drop outs and seasonal training structures - with differing kit levels depending on the client customers' requirements.

The Outcome

Renting enables the client to offer a wider range of courses to their customers without having to purchase expensive IT networking equipment and choose to take and return kit as and when needed, almost on a pay as you use model.

Hamilton Rentals for Flexibility & Ease of use

The Client

An HR consultancy, primarily dealing with the NHS.

The Requirement

In January 2009 the client’s business expanded to include a new team of thirty divisional representatives covering the whole of the UK. At the time of the teams inception, it wasn't clear whether or not the new staff would be permanent or temporary, so with a remit of needing 30 laptops for an initial period of 6 months they contacted Hamilton Rentals.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals were able to offer a number of flexible options to suit the specific configuration needs, supplying 30 dual core laptop computers fully configured for each individual salesperson, such as the setting up of business email accounts and online backup subscriptions.

The Outcome

The client was particularly happy with the free of charge office hours support and the flexibility to extend, upgrade or even purchase the hardware at any time during the 6 month period. The project has been a success and the rental is looking very likely to extend beyond the initial 6 month period. The client has also been in contact about a possible further 25 systems for an additional new team.

Hamilton Rentals for product availability

The Client

A leading IT services provider

The Requirement

A temporary increase the storage capacity within the companies data centre was required for a short term data recovery/transfer project

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals were requested to supply a specific model of a HP MSL Tape Library for a short term hire. The Tape library was an end of life product which was unavailable to purchase via normal channels.

The Outcome

Hamilton Rentals managed to source the unit allowing the client to complete the project within the designated time scales they were contracted to.

Interactive Rental Solutions

The Client

One of the UK’s leading employee engagement agencies

The Requirement

Around 250 senior managers from around the world gathered for an intensive high-level meeting at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. Where the client wanted an ‘active’ conference where people are excited participants, not bored spectators.

The Solution

Hamilton’s with their preferred suppliers undertook the configuration, build, set-up, onsite support and installation of 5 SMART Board interactive whiteboards with PCs for the conference. This allowed for all the presentations and workings of the break-out meetings to be captured, collated, stored on a local computer and then easily distributed after the event.

The Outcome

The client feedback was outstanding, and since then we've worked with them to deliver three more meetings and conferences for the same company in continental Europe

Hamilton Rentals for Innovative Solutions

The Client

A large global Systems Integrator

The Requirement

Following the acquisition of a smaller SI, our customer was faced with a situation where their end user client was unwilling to allow their software to be used in the Si’s data centre due to intellectual rights.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals were approached to provide a 9 month rental of 9 x HP servers, 21 TB of storage, back up tape systems and network switching to be hosted on an independent third party site.

The Outcome

The flexible contract allowed the customer to run the system on a short term basis, with the facility to upgrade mid-term, on an independent site. The customers systems were uninterrupted, and the short term and flexible nature of the contract allowed time for the legal issues around intellectual rights to be resolved.

Hamilton Rentals for Graduate Programs

The Client

A leading international bank.

The Requirement

The client has large number of graduates to train as part of a global induction training program on an annual basis. Every graduate requires a laptop for the induction process which causes a temporary spike in the amount of IT equipment the company requires.

The Solution

Over 200 laptops were rented from Hamilton Rentals over the course of the graduate program. Time periods varied from 2-8 weeks and the laptops were delivered to different locations and varying software builds were required.

The Outcome

Hamilton Rentals has supplied laptops for graduate program for the last 2 years. The client was very happy and has never considered using anyone else.

Hamilton Rentals for Internships and Training Programs

The Client

A world leading leading financial management company

The Requirement

Every year the client runs a summer internship training program. For the program interns use 6 training rooms on 3 separate floors each stocked with a number of laptops.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals took the pain out of this process by liasing directly with the training provider to ensure all 160 laptops were correctly loaded with all the necessary software before the event. They also installed all of the laptops and provided onsite support.

The Outcome

The training was delivered seamlessly and was enhanced by the laptops provided. Hamilton Rentals has supplied laptops installation and support for the intern program for the last 3 years.

Hamilton Rentals for Data Centre Relocation

The Client

A large UK based Telecommunications Company

The Requirement

The customer was looking to move a large amount of hardware from one data centre to another.

The Solution

Hamilton Rentals were approached to supply 4 x HP UNIX servers, 2 x HP Alpha servers and 15TB of EVA storage, for a 6 month period. The equipment was used as a temporary “swing” kit environment, running the customers applications while the production systems were safely switched off, moved and re-installed on the new site.

The Outcome

The temporary hardware allowed the customer to move their equipment with the knowledge that their live production systems would suffer zero down time. They paid only for the exact period of use, avoiding the large capital outlay involved in purchasing high value equipment required only for a temporary period. They alleviated risk, and saved cash by calling on Hamilton’s flexible rental services.

Hamilton Rentals for Asset Management

The Client

National Office Equipment and Office Supplies Company

The Requirement

Following the acquisition of two new sites there was a pressing need to get to grips with the hardware and software that was in situ. This was needed in order to establish the current asset base and the relative licensing position of their new acquisition.

The Solution

Hamilton were able to perform a physical audit of both sites using hand-held PDA’s feeding information into a bespoke database. At the same time Hamilton were able to run a scan across the network of both sites identifying both hardware and software. As part of the service, Hamilton delivered a report where both the physical audit as well as the electronic scan results were brought together to form one cohesive asset inventory.

The Outcome

This project highlighted to the client that not only did they own physical assets that they were unaware of, but they were also under-licensed and therefore had exposure regarding licensing compliance. By engaging with Hamilton they have been able to address the compliance issues and are now talking to Hamilton about ongoing Asset Management across their whole estate.

Hamilton Rentals for Re-marketing Services

The Client

Leading International IT Company

The Requirement

In dealing with one of their clients this customer had a disposal requirement for a large quantity of Cisco equipment. Having explored their historical routes of disposition, they felt that they were somehow not receiving best value. It was with this in mind that they approached Hamilton Asset Management.

The Solution

Hamilton were able to utilise their expertise and experience to identify a customer who could deliver to the customer’s value expectation.

The Outcome

Having initially been offered circa £70k, Hamilton were able to deliver £117k. This has led to continued trading with Hamilton as a preferred disposition route.

Hamilton Rentals for End of Life Asset Management

The Client

A large UK based Telecommunications Company

The Requirement

The customer was looking to remove large volumes of surplus IT storage and server equipment from its data centres, ensuring that all equipment was disposed of in compliance with the Data Protection Act and the WEEE Regulations, whilst at the same time minimising the cost of the project.

The Solution

Hamilton provided a solution that removed all the equipment from the data centres, transported it to Hamilton’s Sunbury facility, processed the equipment including CESG approved data cleansing and captured data for each individual asset using both Hamilton and customer asset tags. The processed equipment was then sold utilising Hamilton’s specialist asset re-marketing team with the value gained used to offset the collection, auditing and processing costs.

The Outcome

The project was highly successful, removing all surplus IT equipment, adhering to environmental and data protection standards, providing all relevant reports and certification and reducing the customer’s disposal costs significantly.