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    The Fallen...

    Our Respect to our fallen Comrades....

    Stoke

    Press release: Stoke announces ICT preferred bidder

    Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced that Research Machines (RM) PLC is their preferred bidder for ICT in BSF. RM will design, implement and manage an ICT service supporting around 14,000 pupils in 24 schools, and will work with the council’s construction partner, who is yet to be announced.

    Knowsley

    Press release: ICT preferred bidder for Knowsley

    Knowsley Council has appointed RM as ICT preferred bidder for their BSF scheme. RM will design, implement and deliver an ICT managed service to Knowsley’s seven Learning Centres

    Leeds

    Press release: Leeds announces ICT preferred bidder

    Leeds City Council has appointed RM as the preferred ICT bidder for their Building Schools for the Future scheme. RM will initially provide ICT infrastructure to 14 schools and other ICT services to Education Leeds, which provides Leeds City Council’s frontline education service.

    Manchester

    Press release: Manchester announces ICT preferred bidder for BSF

    Manchester City Council has announced that Ramesys is their preferred bidder for ICT in BSF. Ramesys will deliver a managed ICT service to schools in Manchester’s BSF programme

    Solihull

    Press release: Solihull announce preferred bidder for BSF ICT

    Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have announced that the BAM PPP consortium is their preferred bidder for BSF. Working with RM, their ICT preferred bidder

    Waltham Forest...

    RM

    Lambeth ...

    RM

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Spot a pattern yet

    Glad to see Ramesys in there!

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Spot a pattern yet

    Glad to see Ramesys in there!
    Sorry

    Waltham Forest should read RAMESYS

    Newcastle

    went LEA In-House ( believe)

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    Re: The Fallen...

    RM

    God help them.

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    Re: The Fallen...

    The Leeds one is a bit strange.

    Education Leeds ... is a unique partnership between Leeds City Council and Capita.

    So the schools are managed by Capita, with RM supporting the IT.


    Luckly I don't work in Leeds

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    I will cross Leeds off as a place to work instead now, Capita I could manage but not RM.

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    RM

    God help them.
    One thing I don't understand..

    The BSF and others state that the "new" ICT systems must be Non-Proprietary... and open..

    yet they are now spending millions on RM systems ..like the CC3 which is Proprietary.. ??!

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Is it confirmed that they are using CC3? I was under the impression that they weren't ... and even if they did they can say that CC3 is not propietary as you can still buy and use a number of other AD integrated solutions too ...

    The difference between CC3, CSE, Classlink, Ranger ... and then something like Microsoft's Learning Network Manager or self-coded tools ... is that the first bunch *extend* the schema ... but do not remove anything, and the latter sit on top of the schema.

    The AD schema still exists and can be editted ... you just might not be able to edit the extended sections.

    Damn ... I'm defending RM again ... I'm off to see Russ ... he has twisted me to the dark side!

    On a serious note ... does anyone know if any of the proposals by winning companies are public domain yet?

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    Re: The Fallen...

    @Tony, don't worry I have the perfect cure for you, two tickets to a west end show in the new year That will solve it

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    @Tony, don't worry I have the perfect cure for you, two tickets to a west end show in the new year That will solve it
    It doesn't happen to be the new show in town.... "We are all stuffed because The BSF is giving our jobs to RM" ?

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    Re: The Fallen...

    I suppose it could be though of as something similar, it contains globalisation and an evil ruler and some dudes that want to break free from it. Hey the more I think about it the more its BSF set to Music!

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    Re: The Fallen...

    is there anywhere we can see the full list?

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Some wil be excellent, some will be good, and some will be abysmal. Unfortunately we will only find out is a few years which is which. I blame the 2 in 5 schools (IMHO) whos ICT was p**s poor for brining this on. For every 5 schools rolled up into a BSF project 3 had good to excellent ICT setups ad 2 had not bothered to do anything, a failure of either senior manglement of poor network management or just apethy. It is because of these 2 schools that the othere will proberbly lose the facilities they currently enjoy and will have to pay extra to get them back in the future due to the contracts only providing a 'base level' of service.

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    Re: The Fallen...

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I suppose it could be though of as something similar, it contains globalisation and an evil ruler and some dudes that want to break free from it. Hey the more I think about it the more its BSF set to Music!
    Does that maker Gazza, Scary Bush and the Bohemaians all members of schoolforge then?

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    I was thinking of looking up around Stoke for a job as I'm from there orginally but don't think I will now

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