Education technology provider RM has cut loose its loss-making access control and cashless catering system wing of its AMI business, known as Easytrace. The company confirmed the disposal in a trading statement to the City this morning. However, it will retain the school network management part of the AMI business - dubbed …
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Our gold plated cash cow and pork barrel "preferred school computing supplier" quango will stay with us as it guarantees 90% of our income however crap the service we give it
That "cashless catering" thing...
... is that the fingerprinting-for-food foisted on schools?
I vaguely recall this was the thing where the ICO dared claim parents had no say in whether their progeny got fingerprinted for it was "between school and pupil", effectively saying parents do not in fact have parental authority over their own children.
Good to see that monstrosity making a loss. Not so good to see it will continue to exist.
This is the company known for selling crap computer networks to schools for ridiculous amounts of money. I find it hard to have any sympathy.