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Sats blunder firm sacked

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has put ETS out of its misery with an agreement to “dissolve” their five year contract for national curriculum tests after just one year. The mercifully quick despatching of the hapless US examination organisaton follows a chaotic summer marking season for the tests which are taken …
Joe Fay, 15 Aug 2008
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RM buddies up with Tesco on new voucher scheme

UK schools computer supplier RM has bagged a partnership deal with Tesco for the retail giant’s forthcoming voucher collection scheme which kicks off in 2009. Tesco has merged into one catalogue its two voucher schemes - Computers for Schools and Sport for Schools and Clubs - that were previously supported by RM. Under the …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2008
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eBay Australia faces PayPal fury

eBay Australia's attempt to force all sellers to use PayPal is failing to win over users and still faces a competition investigation. The online auction house has suspended introduction of the scheme while the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission investigates it. The ACCC has already said that it is concerned that …
John Oates, 2 Jul 2008

RM boss says school's out forever

RM yesterday announced that its head teacher honcho has resigned after more than 25 years with the computer supplier. The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, said that chief executive Tim Pearson will step down from his role to be replaced by current group managing director …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2008
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EC takes own sweet time backing Microsoft ODF move

The European Commission is investigating Microsoft’s interoperability pledge that it will support OpenDocument Format (ODF) in Office 2007 service pack two (SP2). Regulators at the anti-trust arm of the EC said in a statement today that it welcomed “any step that Microsoft took towards genuine interoperability, more consumer …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 May 2008
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Northgate continues shopping spree

Payroll software giant Northgate has bought yet another firm, acquiring management consultancy Kendric Ash in a deal that could be worth up to £14.2m. Under the deal, Northgate will initially pay £9.2m for the firm, with a deferred payment of £500,000 to come later on, and a further payment of up to £4.5m once certain …
Ciara O'Brien, 3 May 2007
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Stolen laptops fuel industrial espionage fears for UK software firm

A UK-based hi-tech firm that's become the victim of "industrial espionage" is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing its computer hardware. Thieves who stole a number of laptops from VBi Triscan Systems also lifted hard disks from the fuel management firm's servers sometime …
John Leyden, 20 Apr 2007

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