Uniforms For the Help Desk?
My helpdesk decided on their own to wear flourescent vents that highway workers wear. They wanted to as part of a rollout of a new knowledge base system for the employees and as a way to let people know who they are. Results seem to be pretty good so far as when they go somewhere we get more of the hallway conversations that are really useful rather than just being some random unknown person in the building.
Best IT Solution For a Brand-New School?
I work for a school district in the US and the bang for your money is Active Whiteboards and software such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activstudio. It was incredible how this technology really enabled better teaching and interactions with the kids.
The next thing is mobile labs of laptops. However, these do require a good wireless support network.
Best Online Remote Backup Service w/Linux Client?
I provide consulting services to Divinsa. They use BackupPC to provide online backups for unix machines such as Linux, Mac, and FreeBSD. Dual datacenters with the data replicated between them. Check them out at http://www.divinsa.com./