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    Here’s a better way to procure public sector technology

    October 1, 2019 / by SHI posted in Procurement, Information Technology

    What should a state agency do if it has 7,000 aging end-user devices that need to be replaced? How about a school that wants to outfit their network with the latest security software following a breach in a neighboring town?

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    Building a Culture of Well-Being

    September 16, 2019 / by HON posted in Office Furniture, Ergonomic Solutions

    How are you sitting? Have you ever given thought to that? Leaning back in an office chair doesn’t seem like an activity that can be physically harmful, but studies are showing that sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do.

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    Shred-it Data Protection Report 2019

    September 10, 2019 / by Shred-it posted in Document and Media Destruction Services, Data Protection

    Originally shared by Shred-it on their website.

    On the global stage, America’s business community has long been associated with disruption and innovation, but also operating with integrity, transparency and increasingly a commitment to being purpose-driven. At the core, it boils down to delivering on the evolving expectations of the American public.

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    HVAC Maintenance Tips to Reduce Costs

    August 29, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities

    Saving costs on your facilities energy usage can allow you to reallocate funds to other facilities needs. OMNIA Partners understands the importance of keeping your facilities in top condition, so we've partnered with Grainger to provide some tips to help you reduce costs. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems combine all climate control technologies into one package. All sizes of facilities can benefit from an integrated HVAC system that reduces overall climate control costs while improving working conditions.

    The HVAC equipment alone doesn’t yield efficiency—they must be properly maintained, have coordinated technology and energy-efficient practices to provide consistent heating and cooling. Estimated savings can help you prioritize investments to best reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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    Cooperative Purchasing Yields Procurement Benefits

    August 17, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners

    Procurement professionals who have never used a cooperative purchasing organization typically have a lot of questions about the value of such an approach.  

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    Insights into the Cooperative Purchasing Process

    August 14, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing

    Cooperative contracts offer many benefits for public agencies. They provide volume discounts, unprecedented value, better delivery terms and supply chain advantages while reducing administrative time and expense.

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    How an Onsite Program Helped this School Board

    August 12, 2019 / by Fastenal posted in Facilities, K-12 Education

    Every day, the School Board of Sarasota County (SBSC) facilities maintenance department faces a twofold mission: maintain a safe, productive environment for teachers and students across the county; and do the job as efficiently and effectively as possible, keeping finite resources focused on the #1 priority – students learning. With more than 50 educational sites and five maintenance facilities spread out over multiple geographic zones, this is no small feat.

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    Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation: What Every Leader Needs to Know

    July 30, 2019 / by Haworth, Inc. posted in Furniture, Office Furniture

    Could your business use a boost in the innovation department?

    You’re not alone. Two-thirds of companies that were surveyed* by Haworth, Inc. chose innovation as their top priority.  But… something is keeping them from achieving the innovation they desire. Sound familiar?

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    Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

    June 27, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Purchasing

    At some point, your organization will face an emergency – whether it’s a natural disaster or human-made. These emergencies can be make-or-break moments for procurement teams. The key to surviving and even thriving in a time of crisis is planning.

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    Reducing Energy Intensity: Why Performance Contracting is Worth a Look

    June 18, 2019 / by Trane posted in Facilities, Energy & Power

    Comfortable, healthy and cost-efficient facilities play an important role in organizational outcomes: Buildings that use energy efficiently and keep occupants comfortable are assets. Those that operate inconsistently and inefficiently are liabilities. Over time, aging systems can turn any facility into a burden. But when budgets barely cover immediate maintenance and repairs, what are the options? Some organizations are taking a look at Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC).

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