Industry Insights

U.S. County Brings Free Public Wi- Fi to More Than 30,000+ Rural, Low-Income Students and Workers

February 3, 2021 / by Insight Public Sector posted in Information Technology

A county government in a Southern U.S. state was facing extreme pressure to complete a Wi- Fi project by Dec. 31,2020 (the original deadline for CARES Act Funds spending). The county shortened the procurement cycle by avoiding a full RFP, and instead, they leveraged Insight Public Sector's existing OMNIA Partners contract- saving an estimated four weeks of time.

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Two Steps for a Reason: The Case for Cleaning Prior to Disinfection

February 2, 2021 / by Rubbermaid Commercial Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Cleaning and disinfection have long been routine components of any facility's operations, especially K-12, Higher Education, and Government Buildings.

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How to Meet the Transportation Needs of Students in the 20/21 School Year

January 20, 2021 / by ALC Schools posted in K-12 Education, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

Many children are getting left behind amid this unpredictable 2020-2021 school year, and for students with special transportation needs, alternative student transportation is playing a critical role. For McKinney-Vento and special needs students, regular buses either do not visit these students’ neighborhoods on their regular routes or do not have the necessary equipment and tools to get them to school safely. For children who attend school in a different district than they live in, transportation is supposed to be provided through the efforts of both districts. However, when the schools in the separate districts start at the same time, this coordination can become difficult and often impossible.

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Work From Anywhere Ecosystem

January 7, 2021 / by Haworth, Inc. posted in Furniture

When given the choice, people are drawn to the places that make them feel the best and most productive. Why do people value being in the workplace? To collaborate, create, and innovate. To connect socially. To leverage the teams, networks, and processes that help them perform their best. To be inspired. Its purpose has shifted from where we had to work to a place that’s more dynamic and experiential than ever.

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How to Re-Staff Quickly and Efficiently Without Introducing Risk to Your Organization

December 3, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Business Products & Solutions

As you navigate how to return to the workplace and balance COVID-19 exposure concerns, finding and hiring talent may seem a bit intimidating.  Acro Service Corporation, our staffing solutions partner, and Accurate, our background screening partner, teamed up for a roundtable discussion on how to re-staff quickly and efficiently without introducing risk to your organization. 

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Navigating Through COVID - Thought Leadership Articles for Educational Institutions

November 16, 2020 / by School Specialty posted in Furniture, K-12 Education, Higher Education

The COVID pandemic has presented all of us with unprecedented challenges. Continuing to serve the critical needs of schools and students has called for innovative solutions and new ways of thinking.

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UC Procurement: Behind-the-Scenes but on the Frontline

November 9, 2020 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Higher Education

The University of California is nationally-renowned and viewed as a leader in the public sector procurement industry. Their astounding response to COVID-19 sourcing challenges were highlighted in this month's issue of the Educational Procurement Journal, published by the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP). See below for the full article:

 

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Preparing Your District: The ABCs of Optimizing Air Quality

October 22, 2020 / by Trane posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, K-12 Education

Most of us are already well aware there are no easy answers regarding the best way to re-open and keep students in school. While there is heavy focus on the importance of masking and surface cleaning, even more important is addressing your schools’ indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet appropriate and ever-evolving guidelines.

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Communicate Today, Revenue Tomorrow

October 20, 2020 / by Daktronics posted in Local & State Government, Fleet, Parks & Recreation

LED technology is a great medium for getting messages across, especially as businesses start to pick back up and we find our “new normal,” and those same displays can now be turned into a source for revenue generation. OMNIA Partners supplier, Daktronics, illustrates the value in digital signage for important communications as well as a future revenue opportunity for your community. 

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Air Purifiers Can Improve Indoor Air Quality as Buildings Re-Open

September 29, 2020 / by Trendway Corporation posted in Furniture

Global healthcare experts and virologists agree that airborne aerosol transmission of viruses poses a significant threat. 

The CDC recently published their guidance for office facilities looking to re-open to employees, which included the following statement:

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