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BETT 2014 Thread, BETT 2008 a load of rubbish and a waste of Time in General; Originally Posted by ICTNUT I will disagree here for a number of reasons: - The edugeek stand this year was ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTNUT View Post
    I will disagree here for a number of reasons:

    - The edugeek stand this year was spot on, well done guys, I am eager to see whats planned for next year and how you plan to top this year.

    - Freebies where top notch:
    3 x 512mb usb memory sticks from IDNS
    1 x 2gb usb memory stick from BECTA
    1 x 512 memory stick from forensic software
    300 x IWB lanyards from Promethian
    3 x Windows Live "One Care" from Microsoft
    2 x free AV software from ebuyer
    2 x free Office software from ebuyer
    5 x free t-shirts from IDNS
    4 x free t-shirts from Microsoft
    1 x free KS1 - KS3 Spelling software set (not a demo)
    1 x free KS1 - KS3 Maths software set (not a demo)
    2 x powered mouse mat with intergrated 4 port USB hub that glows blue
    4 x BBC mugs and Embosed BBC oranges.
    5 x Mouse mats, coaster, notepad sets from IDNS
    There was some other stuff but I don't have the hoard with me at the mo :-)

    - There is some good technology coming out but to get to it you will need to sit through some of the seminars, Microsoft have some good FREE stuff as well as some of the special needs stuff too.

    I am in my 3rd year and think it comes down to planning you cannot expect to see it all at the show unless you are going to do three days there, I plan to see my suppliers have a chat with them, take in some seminars and go on a blag fest

    A good day all round I would say.

    The bit i love best is the part where you say KS3 maths spelling set (Not a Demo) LOL!!! It's not as if they gave you a full (not a demo ) version of Adobe CS3 Production Premium...it's KS3 maths for crying out loud. And most of the other stuff (no, all of the stuff on you're list) is just not worth the effort of attending..Microsoft t-shirts in particular are a big no no.

    I am intrigued by the embossed BBC oranges though.

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    300 x IWB lanyards from Promethian
    What do you plan to do with all those?

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    Thats a fair haul of freebies you got there ICTNUT, I knew I should have gone to the IDNS Stand as I deal with them but got waylayed and missed them out whilst rushing round stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    They should incorporate those into the BBC 1 idents.

    You heard it here first.

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    I think that the BETT show would be better if it had a day specifically for IT staff, with knowledgeable people on the stands (some exhibitors just had hired staff who knew nothing about the products), another day for teaching staff, and finally another day for everyone.

    In my previous field of work (electronics), we would never put staff on an exhibition stand without an understanding of the product(s).

    It was my first attendance at BETT, and it will have to improve to be compared in an equal light to many other trade shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommit View Post
    Anybody else feel that they had been conned..

    Nothing new apart from the "Future Schools" and the new little laptop from RM and A N Other companies..

    Freebies sucked...

    I think BETT is a great place for Teachers that really know nothing.. as then it would blow ones mind...

    And for Head Teachers and ICT Heads on how to outsource your entire Support Department.. (courtesy of the BSF)

    It also felt that the BSF had killed innovation as most people (smaller companies) I spoke to were trying to figure out their future within the BSF schools and how they would sell their products as in most BSF schools only the Managed Service Company can sell products to the school....

    But for us Professional ICT Managers I feel that the BETT was same ol same ol...

    ?????
    You did all that walking around and never even said hello to us, what gives?
    Do we smell or something? lol
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 15th January 2008 at 03:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus-6 View Post
    I think that the BETT show would be better if it had a day specifically for IT staff, with knowledgeable people on the stands (some exhibitors just had hired staff who knew nothing about the products), another day for teaching staff, and finally another day for everyone.

    In my previous field of work (electronics), we would never put staff on an exhibition stand without an understanding of the product(s).

    It was my first attendance at BETT, and it will have to improve to be compared in an equal light to many other trade shows.
    That situation improved greatly this year actually. In the past there have been millions of those unhelpful types as well as women dressed as:

    Chickens
    Saucy coppers
    Saucy schoolgirls (nope, not kidding)

    This year was definitely better.

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    ugh, I would liked to have gone, let alone have a stall, but I was rushed to A&E, only just out. Had to have gallbladder removed

    Oh well maybe if we start saving now we will have enough money by next year.....

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    @linuxgirlie

    Well hope get better soon and as for stand you know you and hubby are always welcome on edugeek stand

    Russ

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