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Supplier Spotlight: Carahsoft on Open Source Software

By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology at E&I Cooperative Services We sat down with Rich Savage, Sales Director at Carahsoft to discuss open source software, it’s role in education, and software trends and technologies to keep an eye on in the near future. What is open source software and why is it important to education? Open source means its design is publicly accessible, so anyone can share and modify it. The authors of open...

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It’s Time for Your School to Embrace STEAM-powered Learning

| by Pam Aulakh, K–12 Vertical Alliance Manager at Connection This blog originally appeared on Connection's Connected blog. 2020 brought many challenges to learning, and now districts across the country are working to address what has been termed “learning loss”—or the term I prefer “unfinished learning.” Some of the funding that schools are using to help support these programs include ESSER funds from the CARES and ARP Acts. We are seeing a trend where more...

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CMMC: What It Is and Why It Is Important

Breaking Down the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification | by John D’Annunzio, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Columbia Advisory Group This blog was originally posted on CAG's Newsroom. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a security framework implemented by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to improve protection of the defense industrial base. Like other security frameworks, the CMMC has a collection of controls for processes and practices with the goal of achieving...

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How Schools Can Negotiate Global Marketplace Challenges

Two Steps to Addressing These Ongoing Issues | by Batteries Plus Bulbs In the wake of COVID-19, the global marketplace is currently facing a number of supply chain and logistic challenges. Pandemic-related labor disruptions in the manufacturing industry have created shortages of raw materials such as plastics, computer chips and nickel, while a surge in consumer demand has strained the supply chain even further. Retailers are also facing global transportation issues, leading to increased freight...

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A New Option with the E&I Grainger Contract: No Rebates, Deeper Discounts

Hosted by: Grainger and E&I Cooperative Services 
The E&I Grainger contract has long offered incredible value for our members, with aggressive discounting and rebates. We recognize however, that some institutions are unable to take advantage of rebates and have therefore been unable to tap into the full value of the agreement. 

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