The COVID-19 pandemic offers us a glimpse of the future, today. It’s forced us to rethink old ways of doing business, and to recognize that it’s time, perhaps past time, to embrace modern approaches to hiring, onboarding, and employing our most treasured asset, people. And it all starts with identity verification.
Now more than ever, businesses of every kind, from every industry rely on technology to survive and thrive. To do this, over 77% of companies have strengthened their commitment to digital transformation due to the pandemic. Across voice, data, internet, cloud services and mobility, the technology service landscape is essential to evolve successfully in the new normal.
But what will the increasing reliance on telecom cost? It’s true even before the coronavirus the majority of enterprises overspent by 30% or more on technology expenses, and the reliance on communication service providers (CSPs) — and potential costs — is forecasted to increase.
Managing a program can be very complicated, especially when you're never quite sure if you're leaving money on the table. Enter the Cost Plus Savings Model! This rebate program ensures that members of OMNIA Partners don't over-pay on payroll taxes.
Dan Grant, Senior Vice President Vertical Markets, and Lisa Wittmer, Vice President, Partner Development Technology Solutions, were featured by Supply Chain Now in a discussion on the difference between a traditional -vs- modern GPO, the depth of category expertise GPOs leverage for members, how GPOs are helping supply chain leaders future-proof their business, their 2021 supply chain predictions and MUCH more. Watch the video below!
How we are working now and where we will go in the future will depend on the readiness of companies to re-look at their business and redefine their models for maximum productivity. We have seen three trends that are important to consider in this Digital Transformation / Review for Readiness – as we are not likely to go back to the model that we had pre-pandemic: Remote Work Readiness, Returning to Work Safely, Rethinking Operations.
When BlackRock informed clients of the firm’s commitment to help them on their journey of sustainable investing, it confirmed what many sustainability professionals already knew: mainstream investors believe that ESG metrics have a direct impact on risk and return. As such, integrating ESG initiatives into a company’s traditional financial reporting has become increasingly important for enterprises to keep their both retail and institutional investors happy.
“This solar solution looks like a great deal! Any reason we shouldn’t pursue it?” Given the budget pressure of the “new normal” it can be hard to answer “no” to a question like that. If your CEO is asking you to incorporate one-off renewable energy solutions, the proposed financial benefits make can it tempting to rush to implementation.
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Embracing the new business environment implications will help companies rise to the occasion and be a leader in longevity. By empowering companies to adopt change, leaders can increase agility and resilience, making any crisis disruption an opportunity for innovation - rather than an impediment to overcome. Whereas businesses hesitant to adopt new strategies, or avoiding change, are risking being left behind with diminishing returns. Enterprises looking for ways to simplify adoption, streamline processes, future-proof, and contain resource expenditures can look to their group purchasing organization (GPO) to help turn crisis into profit by implementing impactful change.
Hurricane Laura has made her debut but the peak of hurricane season is yet to come. Roof safety is crucial to members of OMNIA Partners so it's important to make sure your roof is always as safe as possible, especially during the summer storm season. We’re breaking down roofing safety measures to take before, during and after inclement weather.