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Ransomware Incident Response Planning

How to Prepare For the Worst & Choose Partners to Support Your “Digital Resilience” | by John D’Annunzio, Vice President for Business Development, Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya, Solar Winds, Microsoft… the list goes on and on. In the past 12 months alone, more than one third of all organizations globally have faced some type of ransomware incident, according to a recent survey by research firm IDC. The ransomware industry has evolved in...

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Supplier Spotlight: Red Hat

An Interview with Red Hat, Available Through the E&I Carahsoft Contract | by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We recently sat down with Bill Hirsch, Principal Solutions Architect, and Damien Eversmann, Delivery Strategist for Education at Red Hat, to discuss Red Hat’s key features and benefits for E&I members. For members who may not be very familiar with Red Hat, please tell us about the types of cloud products and...

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Rethinking Early Childhood & Elementary Classroom Learning Environments

Flexibility: The New Movement in Classroom Design | by Melissa Potter, Marketing and Communications Director at Jonti-Craft, Inc. Reminiscing about the first days of kindergarten or elementary school brings that familiar song back, the one that includes the line, “…we’re all in our places with bright shining faces.” What a difference a few decades have made. As classroom teachers and instructional leaders have planned for the opening of schools in the fall of 2021, new...

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Improving Student Admission Rates in Higher Ed

A Data-Driven Approach | by Adam Root of Collaborative Solutions This blog originally appeared on Collaborative Solutions' blog. Higher education is currently facing unprecedented challenges. Having to pivot to remote learning in 2020, higher education institutions now must find safe ways of bringing students back to campus, while also reducing costs and increasing organizational efficiency. Perhaps, the biggest challenge is contending with student admission rates. For context, according to The National Student Clearing House Research Center,...

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How to Achieve Sustainability in Your Lab

6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Lab and Save Money | by Jack Polzin of Specialty Underwriters In this day and age, it is becoming more and more important to be sustainable and help ensure this planet is here for future generations to come. The act of becoming sustainable helps the environment but can also save money. Many practices to help go green are simple and can be implemented right away. Sustainability can improve the...

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Dashboards for Higher Education Leaders Can Optimize Decision Support

Transforming an institution’s data repository into an integrated, holistic dashboard unites a campus and advances opportunities for change | by Gregory Bedell, Managing Director at Huron This blog originally appeared on Huron's website. The need for rapid decision making in higher education has increased in urgency. An evolving pandemic landscape thrust institutional leaders into making strategic, real-time decisions that have affected every corner of the campus. It has become abundantly clear how siloed data sources...

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How to Navigate a Global Chip Shortage

| by Connection® Public Sector Solutions This blog originally appeared on the Connection blog. Whether they are following headlines about chip and technology shortages or have encountered long waits for specific items, consumers and business buyers alike are increasingly becoming aware that supply chain issues may be impacting technology availability. The New York Times recently reported that a global chip shortage has hampered automobile production, while Statista notes that brands (including Apple) faced shortages that led to production delays....

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How Onsite Labs Can Improve Patient Care & Experience in Student Health Centers

What to Consider & How Patient Care & Clinical Efficiency Can be Elevated | by Medline This blog originally appeared on the Medline Newsroom. Student health centers offering onsite COVID-19 testing are well-positioned to help stop the spread of the pandemic. With testing and technology all in one place, experts say it’s driving new thinking about how this clinical and operational advantage can support long-term success. “The global pandemic has shined a light on the...

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How To Select the Right Technology for an Esports Facility at Your Institution

| by Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services The popularity of esports, multiplayer video games played competitively for spectators, is now at an all-time high. There are estimates that two-thirds of the U.S. population over age 13 are gamers. Many K-12 and higher education institutions throughout the U.S. are now investing in the technology for the many benefits esports offers their students and the institution. The Benefits of Esports In addition...

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Preparing Your Roof Before the Storm Hits

Check Off These 7 Steps Before the Next Storm Hits | by Tremco/Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. When dangerous weather is approaching, it’s important to have a plan in place that helps ensure the roofs on your campus are storm-ready. Below is a list of the seven most common problems to look for when preparing your roof for a storm. 1. Secure the Big Items Ensure all rooftop blowers, vents, and AC units are secured to their...

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