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How STEVE JOBS saved Apple's bacon with an outstretched ARM

The chip designers at ARM Holdings have turned the computing world upside down, shaken Intel to its core, pulled AMD into its orbit, and broadened its range beyond mobile into every nook and cranny of the digital world, from toys to servers. But where did this UK wonder company come from? How does it earn its living? And how did …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Nov 2013
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Capita, MS push Win2k to schools market

Microsoft has signed a deal to help it flog Windows 2000 to British schools. The software giant today hooked up with outsourcing company Capita Group to offer a range of online services through an education portal. As part of the deal, Microsoft and Capita will jointly develop a site for the education market -- called education. …
Linda Harrison, 22 Feb 2000
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Becta reviews UK schools for Microsoft 'lock-in'

The government agency leading implementation of the Department for Education and Skills' e-strategy has launched two reviews of schools' use of ICT. The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) last week announced a value for money review of Microsoft's educational licensing programme, and a second …
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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 new …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 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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MS unfazed by OSS schools report

The long-awaited report on the use of open source software (OSS) in schools was published today by Becta, the Government's lead agency for ICT in education. As expected, the report concludes that OSS can offer a "cost effective alternative" to proprietary solutions. But it also cautions that an OSS implementation needs careful …
Lucy Sherriff, 13 May 2005
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Sugar buys the company formerly known as Viglen

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Sir Alan Sugar, chairman of Learning Technology Plc, a network integrator and PC retailer to the UK education market, has decided to bring the company back under his control for a bargain-basement price after seeing its share price plummet to record lows in July. Expressing disgust at …
ComputerWire, 05 Aug 2002
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Compaq goes back to school

Compaq has set its sights on the UK education market and plans to become a major player. The vendor said it would be working with 50 educational software vendors to grow its market share to 15 per cent by the end of 1999. It will offer products and services aimed at different types of educational establishment, and is working in …
Linda Harrison, 14 Jan 1999
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Primary schools pump up RM profits

RM (Research Machines), Britain's top IT reseller to the education sector, saw soaring spending by primary schools boost interim sales by 41 per cent. The Oxfordshire-based company recorded £71.1 million turnover for the six months ended 31 March 1999, against £50.5 million for the same period in 1998. Pre-tax profit was up to £ …
Linda Harrison, 17 May 1999