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.
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.
Schools can’t adopt new solutions if they can’t keep children’s data safe.
Before joining CDW, I served as the director of curriculum and innovation for a large school district in Texas. In that role, I witnessed the creativity and dedication of teachers firsthand. I often traveled with those educators to conferences where we learned together about exciting new technologies that could transform the classroom experience.
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.
In a time where fitness, sports, and promoting the physical well-being of our communities is at the forefront, educational and governmental segments are leading the way. These entities are updating and renovating their athletics endeavors by incorporating sustainability and safety, as well as bringing modern technologies more into focus. And when it comes to knowing the latest athletics trends to help guide these efforts, OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers are in a league of our own.
K-12 schools, colleges and universities are surrounded by technology that would have been unthinkable even a decade ago. Interactive tools have transformed online and blended learning from passive experiences to active, engaging environments that allow students to work together on projects tailored to their specific needs and interests. Next-generation education emphasizes collaboration and interactivity, whether students are in the classroom, learning from outside experts or working on their own time. But this new learning environment will only be as effective as the supplies and tools educators have at their fingertips. And no one knows this better and can deliver upon these modern education needs than OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers.
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to any illness, and influenza is no exception. Each year, on average, 5-20% of the U.S. population gets the flu, tens of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illness. The physical consequences can be as dire as it gets, but the monetary ramifications suffer from intense infection as well. The flu costs businesses an estimated $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses and an additional $16.3 billion in lost earnings annually. OMNIA Partners and our robust portfolio of world-class suppliers can help companies protect employees’ health and reduce losses in productivity and revenue.