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State & Local Government Technology Outlook

February 1, 2023 / by DLT posted in Local & State Government, Information Technology

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers conducted a survey, which assessed state CIOs’ thoughts on a wide array of topics that affect their roles as public sector technology and business leaders in today’s modern world. CIOs identified digital government services and the citizen experience, legacy modernization, broadband expansion and adoption, and expansion of remote and hybrid work options as their highest-priority to implement. Cybersecurity also ranked as the top concern for state governments, which was captured in the 2022 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study.

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Part 2: Simplifying ESG Strategies for a Sustainable Transformation

January 6, 2023 / by Konica Minolta posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

Human beings are social creatures by nature. We work in teams. We collaborate with peers. We rely on others to help us when working together towards a common goal. So, it should be no surprise that organizations are now focusing on the social aspects of their internal environment as new ESG policies and programs are being created.

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Simplifying ESG Strategies for a Sustainable Transformation

December 8, 2022 / by Konica Minolta posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

Operational efficiencies are always at the forefront for agencies to improve their profitability and to take advantage of new technologies to make their business process accelerate.

But, more and more, investors, customers and regulators have their eye on how businesses are addressing their internal processes under the lens of Environmental/Social/Governance concerns. No action, no performance reporting – sends a poor signal to the community and sets an agency up for financial risk as they are evaluated by their ESG scores.

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Extinguish Risks of Ransomware Attacks from Spreading Like Wildfire

November 30, 2022 / by Ricoh posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

Ransomware and an office fire are a lot alike. And protecting against a ransomware attack is a lot like fire-proofing your office. In this blog, you will learn about potential gaps in your system's ransomware safeguards, and how Ricoh can help participants of OMNIA Partners fill these gaps and enhance their network security through RansomCare services.

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Email Security: More Complicated Than You Think

October 1, 2022 / by SHI posted in Local & State Government, Information Technology

Protecting your public agency from malicious threats can be a daunting task, especially as cyberattacks grow more sophisticated. With most vital communication during the pandemic conducted via email, the need for more advanced email security solutions has become more urgent.

The pandemic led to an influx of opportunistic cybercriminals as well as new vulnerabilities caused by an unprecedented hybrid workforce. In the height of it all, Google found malware and phishing emails directly related to COVID-19, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) was forced to warn the public of phishing attacks. While cybercriminals continue to be on the rise, SHI, through the OMNIA Partners program, provides agencies with a portfolio of cybersecurity solutions to protect your organization before a threat!

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Everything You Should Know When Negotiating Energy Supply Agreements

September 29, 2022 / by Tradition Energy posted in Energy Management, K-12 Education, Local & State Government, Higher Education

Several aspects of energy agreements can easily trip up even the most seasoned procurement professionals. Unless you are aware of some key terms and slight verbiage adjustments that can drastically affect the price you pay on your bill, you could walk away thinking you secured a good deal – when the agreement tilts in the supplier's favor.

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Enhance Workplace Culture and Well-Being With the 3 Layers of Movement

September 27, 2022 / by Haworth, Inc. posted in Furniture & Workspace Solutions, Procurement, Local & State Government

Technologies that enable flexible work locations and schedules have been critical to helping companies, schools, and communities stay connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, regardless of where or when we're working, our reliance on technology has created a more sedentary work experience. On average, today's office workers are more inactive than ever before. Continue reading to learn about the three layers of movement and how they can enhance employees' overall work experience and well-being.

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Supply Chain Management: Tips to Eliminate Fastener Failure

September 19, 2022 / by Lawson Products posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Supply Chain Management, Local & State Government

From anchoring stadium seats to fleet vehicle maintenance, holding up drywall and completing physical plant repairs and thousands more applications, fasteners are relied upon to keep things functioning. More than 300 billion fasteners are used in the U.S. annually in maintenance and assembly. But like a chain, a fastening system is only as strong as its weakest link. With the ongoing supply chain disruptions, we have compiled a list of tips to help your facility get the most out of its equipment and eliminate fastener failure. 

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Repair, Replace, or Rent Your Cooling Equipment?

August 9, 2022 / by Sunbelt Rentals posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Local & State Government

Advanced planning for emergency situations is critical. With severe storms on the rise, unexpected equipment failure presents a need for emergency or supplemental cooling.

These disruptions can occur for many reasons high winds, hurricanes, or tornadoes; blackouts due to an overly strained utility grid; or even equipment within the building that’s past its life expectancy.

How can facilities managers determine whether to repair, replace or rent to reduce downtime and costs? 

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How to Uncover Technology Gaps to Enhance Your Security

June 16, 2022 / by Ricoh posted in K-12 Education, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government, Higher Education, Information Technology

Sudden, dramatic business changes can create – or expose – gaps in your IT systems and infrastructure. But before you can address them, you need to know they exist. Your IT infrastructure determines how productive your people can be. It keeps your data and information safe. Ultimately, your IT practices directly affect your revenue and profit. In this blog, you will learn about various potential gaps in your IT infrastructure, and how Ricoh can help participants of OMNIA Partners fill these gaps and enhance their network security.

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