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    Re-Assignment Of Olympic ICT Equipment

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    Thousands of PCs, laptops and servers used in the London Olympic Games will be distributed to schools after the games have finished. Econocom is managing the re-assignment of the ICT equipment as part of their Olympic Legacy commitment. The PCs come with an Acer warranty up to January 2015 and a Microsoft certificate of authenticity. They will be ready for distribution from the middle of October on a first come, first served basis
    Example of item available: ELO 1515L (15" touch screen) Ł 130 + VAT.

    Full inventory includes: 10,000 PCs, 2,000 laptops, 1,000 servers and 1,800 touchscreens (ELO 1515L)

    Allocation is on a first come first served basis. So far approximately 400 schools have placed orders.

    For more information E-Mail Andrew.SCOTTING@Econocom.com or call 0208 939 1205.
    Last edited by DaveP; 13th August 2012 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake.

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    We asked about 3 weeks ago - told we were far too late as there had been alot of interest but they'd let us know if anyone dropped out. Standard response I guess - no surprise we have heard nothing since.

    Anyone applying now I imagine will have no chance unless they know someone who knows someone etc..

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    To be honest the only things that would intrest me are the touch screens.

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    We were in the same boat as dgsmith too, too late for equipment.

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    Olympic ICT equipment - Econocom response

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    We were in the same boat as dgsmith too, too late for equipment.
    Hello, I am Chris Labrey, Country Manager at Econocom,in charge of reassigning the Olympic ICT equipment. The PCs and laptops are oversubscribed but there are plenty of servers and touchscreens left. There is a waiting for PCs and laptops and Acer/Econocom have promised to provide new equipment at discount to those schools that miss out.

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    Plenty of touchscreens left

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    I'd just like to say that some of the issues are due to Chris not being able to say the phrase of a name of a big city appended by a date out loud (And certainly not recently )

    We couldn't all have the kit and some of us didn't all want them

    But all in all, I think it was a pretty reasonable idea

    Simon

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