12 Challenges Schools are Facing Before Reopening

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E&I Members Share Their Insight for the Road Ahead When COVID-19 began making headlines in early 2020, no one could have predicted the pandemic’s impact on educational institutions. Schools are facing more complex challenges than ever before, and they must rise to the occasion while adhering to evolving guidelines, tighter budgets, and limited resources. What […]

COVID-19: Key Considerations for University Communications & Marketing Teams

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Do You Have an Adequate Plan & Necessary Supporting Resources? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided guidance to U.S. higher education institutions, and various federal government agencies as well as state and local health departments are updating their guidance almost daily. But as a college or university, do you have an […]

Supplier Spotlight: CDW-G

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An Interview with Melissa Deets, Manager – Education, Contract Execution at CDW-G Melissa Deets, Manager – Education, Contract Execution at CDW-G, shares the benefits, advantages, and goals of the two technology contracts with E&I. Tell us about the two E&I CDW-G contracts. What do you think is the biggest value each contract brings to our […]

Household Goods Relocation

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The Pitfalls of Lump Sum Most people appreciate flexibility and convenience when it comes to managing their own affairs, whether that means using a smart phone or ATM for banking, researching new cars online, or bagging their own groceries. We are a nation of “do-it-yourselfers” and we like options. But that DIY mindset isn’t always […]

5 Essential Elements for a Flawless Graduation Ceremony

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A Break Down of the Top Things to Consider For students across the country, it’s one of the most important days of their young lives: graduation. They’ve worked hard to get there; now, the institution has to work hard to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch. To do that, you’ve got to consider […]

The Truth Behind the Myths About EMMPs

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6 Common Myths Surrounding EMMPs & the Truth Behind Them Over time, studies have explored the universal nature of myth creation. Many scholars agree that their key function is to bridge a logical gap. That said, it’s only natural that there would be countless myths surrounding equipment maintenance management programs (EMMPs). Programs like this, that […]

Spend Data in Education

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A Flashlight in the Dark If you find yourself walking in a dark room filled with obstacles, wouldn’t you like to have a flashlight? That flashlight is data – it’s what illuminates that dark room so you can get a handle on your environment. In the world of supply chain, you always start with spend […]

Adjudication Services

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A Background Check Program’s Hidden Gem A recent HireRight Benchmark Report reveals that the two things keeping hiring professionals up at night are concerns arising from negligent hiring and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws and guidance. Adjudication services help employers ensure that all candidates are measured in accordance with company hiring guidelines. […]