Wheel of fortune: Amor’s £2.3m waterways contract
(Unfortunate choice of headline)
By Peter Ranscombe
Published on Wednesday 4 January 2012 02:09
AMOR Group, the fast-growing Scottish IT firm, yesterday unveiled a £2.3 million deal with British Waterways Scotland, the body that runs the Union and Forth & Clyde canals and the Falkirk Wheel boat lift.
The Inchinnan-based company will design a computer system for the canal operator, which is being split up from its partner organisations in England and Wales and so needs stand-alone IT infrastructure.
Amor said it will fulfil the three-year contract by using the Scottish Government data centre at Saughton House in Edinburgh, which the company also runs.
Debs Hurst, financial controller at British Waterways Scotland, said: “With Scottish ministers having decided we shall remain in public ownership as a stand-alone public body, we needed a partner to help us develop a new IT system that is flexible enough to support business growth. We are delighted to partner with Amor.
I don’t know that much about all this computer system stuff but I am relatively good at flim-flam and bullshit. I have in the past written contracts for military computer system albeit for a smaller system 20 years ago, but even then my budget was about £200,000.
BW Scotland will have 200 miles of waterways to manage after they get cut off from the main system. I can imagine they will need much more than a couple of dozen staff in the office and the same on the ground [most contracted out]. The work of such a small organisation could probably be carried out on half a dozen laptops. So will someone please tell me how such a small system needs £2.3 million pounds worth of computers. They already have most of the hardware and they may or may not need to actually disconnect it from the current nationwide system.
Amor are the fastest growing IT company in Scotland I am not bloody surprised with contracts like that coming in
With bulk buying discount they would probably be able to buy 10,000 laptops or more. Thats 50 laptops for every mile of water. Are they really serious. Don’t they know there is a recession on. We can’t afford to be throwing money away like this. At this time. What ever happened to
“We are all in this together”
its just a twee little sound bite like all the other shite we are constantly fed by the bastards that run the show both in BW, the fat cats, the Government in fact every one for who the recession means no more than a new tax avoidance trick to side step a minor inconvenience.
Oooo I think I have just had a funny turn Cough! and moving swiftly on . . . . . . . . .