Has your school ever been ripped off with IT purchases\support?
This is a serious poll, and I please ask for any stories you have to be posted below. What we need to know is wether your school\previous school has ever been sold\missold either a service or product at an extortianate rate, or at a below par standard, was it was swept under the carpet by senior management, and if the companies or persons involved are still 'milking' your school. In essence, is your school getting ripped off with an IT issue from an outside provider? You don't have to post examples if it is going to give your identity away, although you can PM me and I shall post them on your behalf so as to ensure you remain undetected. I don't want 'Teacher 'A' purchased naff software at BETT' stories unless said software ran into thousands of pounds and was not up to the task.
You don't have to mention the company if you don't want, we just need to get an idea of the scale of this kind of thing affecting schools currently, so please keep your comments relevent to the past 3-4 years and yes, you can include support companies overcharging for basic services such as installing new network points @£300 a time.