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Highlands and Islands fire and rescue service's ICT infrastructure is inadequate and requires significant investment to be effective, says an Audit Scotland report on behalf of the Accounts Commission. The fire service covers a predominantly rural area with many islands, rugged coastline and mountainous terrain. According to …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What's ICT?

    I thought it had been agreed in the Forums of El Reg that ICT was a term only used in Educational Establishments and by people outside the IT industry.

    1. Stu Pid

      Re: What's ICT?

      Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The side that gave us the wonderful headline "Super Caley went ballistic, Celtic were atrocious" when they beat Celtic in a cup game some years back.

      1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

        Re: Re: What's ICT?

        Indeed - we live for moments to write headlines like these:


  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ICT? Isn't that another name for data processing?

    Oh, and good luck getting all that council tax payers' money back from the Icelandic banks by the way.

  3. Havin_it

    Give 'em a break

    I mean, you try keeping the string taut between two baked-bean tins when one end is in the dispatch office in Stornoway and the other is barrelling across the Minch in a force eight gale...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    For gawds sake

    Dont use either PA consulting (who managed much of firecontrol) or CLG to do any of the analysis, planning or implementation

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