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This guide is designed to highlight the differences between HaaS and traditional models
March 1, 2021

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) or Purchasing: Which is right for you?

By: Jessie Morgan, Technology Specialist at Red Thread Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) closely follows the popular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model by giving access to hardware in addition to software, maintenance, installation, and upgrades. Essentially, customers are paying for the value provided by the procurement service rather than the underlying hardware itself. Since HaaS is like renting or leasing,…

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February 25, 2021

5 Blended Learning Design Principles

Educators and students everywhere are implementing blended learning — a combination of the best of face-to-face and online experiences to produce improved learning outcomes. Steelcase’s research reveals what has been both successful and unsuccessful when classrooms suddenly became living rooms and bedrooms. By combining previous research with new findings during the pandemic, they uncovered top…

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February 5, 2021

Building A Better 2021: Work Life Wish List

This article originally appeared in Forbes by Stephanie Brock, Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Red Thread. I was scheduled to have coffee with a friend the week of the pandemic shutdown. This friend also happens to be the Executive Director of the Portland Society for Architecture. Instead of canceling, we decided to…

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December 28, 2020

Red Thread’s Top Blogs of 2020

As we enter the new year and reflect on what an unpredictable year it’s been, we’re looking forward to seeing what trends and topics will be top of mind for 2021. In the past year, organizations have had to completely shift gears and thinking about a primary work from home strategy compared to an office-first…

November 25, 2020

Post-COVID workplace re-entry checklist in real-time

According to the COVID-19 forecast from the CDC, up to 2.3 million new cases will likely be reported by December 12, 2020. With cases on the rise, it’s important for organizations to consider critical and real-time requirements for the post-COVID workplace through a workplace re-entry checklist. While some businesses might shift to complete remote work…

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October 29, 2020

Key findings from Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Report 2020

It’s been about nine months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the US back in January. Since then, our lives have been turned upside down – including the way we collaborate, meet, and socialize with one another. Microsoft has been studying these new ways of communication closely to determine how it has impacted…

September 24, 2020

Swipe Left or Right: How to Find the Right Chair for You

Did you know that the average American adult spends about 6½ hours a day sitting — an increase of about an hour a day since 2007? Due to the rising trend of remote work and makeshift home offices, that number will only continue to grow and you might be curious about the best office chairs.…

September 3, 2020

Workplace well-being in the office and at home

Steelcase defines wellbeing as sustaining a healthy physical and mental state over time in a supportive material and social environment. Workplace wellbeing is a barrier most organizations are now struggling to overcome. For organizations to reinforce workplace well-being when employees start to return to the office, they must meet physical and emotional needs. A visually…

July 27, 2020

Why collaboration as a service matters during COVID-19 and beyond

Collaboration technology is at the forefront as organizations rely on it to stay connected and manage business operations with employees both in the office and remote. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, organizations are making technology investments a priority to create an immersive collaborative experience. Whether employees are working from home or as part of a…

July 21, 2020

Red Thread recognized as a finalist for the Surface Hub 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year

Red Thread today announced it has been named a finalist for the Surface Hub 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. Red Thread was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Red Thread innovates environments to foster connections, productivity,…

July 10, 2020

RapidEntry streamlines office temperature checks automatically

One of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in physical offices and work spaces is to proactively protect employees. According to the CDC, screening employees and visitors for illness is highly recommended upon arrival at the workplace. There are several ways to conduct office temperature checks manually, but an automated system…

July 7, 2020

What COVID-19 office signage do you need for your workplace re-entry?

Many states opening brick-and-mortar operations are following COVID-19 workplace safety rules such as remaining six feet apart, establishing protocols, and requiring face coverings for employees. To help keep themselves accountable and educate both employees and customers in their space, organizations should be rolling out various types of COVID-19 office signage that visually communicate health and…