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Harris Federation signs RM Education for ICT projects


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Harris Federation has signed education technology supplier RM Education on a five-year, £26 million contract as its ICT project delivery partner.

The federation, which runs 51 academies in the London area, has indicated the deal comes in response to a need for more regular support on upgrades and projects that are currently run in-house with occasional contractor support.

The contract notice says it has a degree of standardisation in its ICT solutions but wants to take advantage of new developments and refresh a significant amount of old equipment, and that the in-house team needs to focus on the management of the estate without the challenges of supply, procurement and implementation.

In response, RM Education will take on the supply of equipment and implementation through a range of projects, with the aim of refreshing the ICT of all the schools in the chain over the contract’s lifetime.

Among the services are testing equipment against network design, asset tagging and supporting a move to serverless schools where possible.

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