General Chat Thread, Link2ICT want to know about technicians / Network Managers in General; Just had a phone call from Link2ICT (birmingham ICT dept) asking questions about the school and me.
They asked name
25th February 2009, 12:49 PM #1
Link2ICT want to know about technicians / Network Managers
Just had a phone call from Link2ICT (birmingham ICT dept) asking questions about the school and me.
They asked name
Number of PC's / Servers
If I supported any other schools
Was i employed directly by the school
Should we be worried - What have they got up there sleves now?
25th February 2009, 12:53 PM #2
Who exactly was asking?
Most of that information should have been included on the last census return.
25th February 2009, 12:58 PM #3
No idea - Some woman from Link2ICT
25th February 2009, 07:41 PM #4
Haven't had a call yet at my school-I'll ask them when they do and give responce here
25th February 2009, 08:30 PM #5
I only got asked if i was full time and employed by the school to which i answered yes.
Then asked for my name....she said they were updating there database of schools...
25th February 2009, 11:29 PM #6
Look what I found Click on the 'Open Document' button.
Dated February 6th.
25th February 2009, 11:34 PM #7
If you are employed by the LA then they should already have this information or be able to get it from HR. If you are directly employed by the School then it is up to you whether or not to give out any information. It is perfectly reasonable to ask why they need to know and I don't think updating a database counts as a 'valid' reason.
Originally Posted by jamin100
25th February 2009, 11:53 PM #8
- Rep Power
Yes up to you what you want them to know, remember they are just a supplier just like any other. They seem to break more than they fix!
25th February 2009, 11:57 PM #9
You're right, but stating they're from Link2ICT or Edit (Link2ICT's former name) is a very good way of misleading schools and can create confusion too. I work with Link2ICT and BGFL all the time, but I don't and never have claimed to be either of them.
Yes up to you what you want them to know, remember they are just a supplier just like any other.
26th February 2009, 10:46 AM #10
Indeed, lots of people still use the Edit name.
Originally Posted by Michael
26th February 2009, 12:01 PM #11
Do you have any SLA's in place with them? Could be that they were simply gathering evidence for forthcoming SLA changes, i.e. number of PC's supported.
26th February 2009, 01:40 PM #12
I think the e-briefing article about EdIT Ltd is just a coincidence - I know some of the guys from EDIT Ltd, they sponsor the Birmingham Bursars Group website and attending their last meeting as an exhibitor and seem pretty desperate to distance themselves from Link2ICT as much as possible.
This is probably just a marketing call, like the hundreds we get annually from all the other IT Suppliers out there - if you try and force them down onto a level playing field then you have to expect them to play by the same rules as other suppliers.
If they were getting this information from census returns then somebody would be complaining about them havng access to information that other suppliers do not.
Blimey - am I getting soft and reasonable in my old age?
26th February 2009, 01:49 PM #13
Originally Posted by limbo
The Link2ict and EdIt things are not related, but Link2ICT should give more information on what they are doing before asking for personal details.
26th February 2009, 04:13 PM #14
The Edit thing
First of all I need to clarify that I am in fact a director of the company "Edit" that has so famously been introduced to Birmingham schools by the ebriefing posted 6/2/2009....and to clarify even further we are Education & IT Ltd and not "edit". We never introduce ourselves as "edit"...although it was cheeky to piggy back the branding already in place by the previous entity!
We are ex-Link2ICT technicians that have decided it was time to take the risk and work for ourselves and what better market to put ourselves in than the one we know well....I.T. in schools.
Why Link2ICT decided to give us all of that free marketing only they know!
If you want to know about Education and IT Ltd then see us at Education & I.T. Ltd - The Computer Support Specialists.
With regards to our friends issue of Link2ICT calling and taking details....it is as you say..."none of their business". Link2ICT now are another IT company like anyone else...they just happen to have closer links with the LEA then the rest of us do....but hey who's to say that won't change in the near future
26th February 2009, 10:45 PM #15
Wow, what a stupid move, this sounds nasty but you are asking for trouble! Ex L2ICT (good start) trading under L2ICT's old name..... ringing schools calling yourselves Edit .... i can hear those alarm bells ringing already!!
Would you get in "Talibans Taxies"?? Or buy a "Fred West" patio? No....
So why would you want to bring back memories of the services we have all suffered from Edit in the past?
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