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Staffordshire-based PC builder Stone Computers ground out a profit in calendar 2011 as it chopped admin expenses to offset the general market decline in public sector IT spending. One of the last bastions of the once mighty Brit community of PC makers, Stone saw sales slide to £65.5m from £69.7m in 2010 and operating profits …

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FAIL

I'm shocked they are still around!

Poor quality machines and service. We finally ditched them ~3 years ago.

Back then I asked why we ordered from them. I was told, "oh if there's a problem, they'll send someone the next day". They did send someone next day, 2 to 3 times a month! How about not having any problems to begin with? By the end we had towers where their cables fell out when they were on their side , no next day service (yet promised over the phone), parts missing, repair man not turning up, etc. etc.

Wonder why your public sector organisation is crap? Not only because they are using Stone computers, but the leadership and management that tolerate such crapness.

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