- Some of the challenges facing businesses operating within the UK around Brexit are only just beginning to be felt. The degree of unpredictability on projects in the planning stage, or about to go live, not to mention the impact of the escalating costs of projects already under way, is now really impacting expenditure in a big way .
- These past two weeks Microsoft announced a 22% hike in pricing on UK market pricing based in Sterling, and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its perceived effects on the long term outlook for the economy has forced other Vendors to follow suit and raise prices. “Effective January 1, 2017, we will be increasing British pound pricing to harmonize prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region,” Microsoft announced on Monday 24 October.
- To keep you up to date with what these changes are and when they will take effect, here is a quick reference table below.
|Manufacturer||Price Increase||Affected Products||Effective Date|
|Apple||Various||All products||28th Oct 2016|
|Fujitsu||5%||Storage||1st Nov 2016|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||6-12%||All products||1st Dec 2016|
|Lenovo||10%||All products||1st Dec 2016|
|Microsoft|| 13% – On Premise
22% – Enterprise Cloud Services
|Enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/ EFTA region.||1st Jan 2017|
In what may seem a cruel blow to UK companies planning on infrastructure upgrades in the near future, Viadex is able to assist those with Multinational entities to align their product and services pricing with a region and or currency that takes advantage of the situation, rather than being a sitting duck. Buy the same product off the USD price list, in an emerging market or through any country of presence and our experience tells us there are savings to be made. The fact is that USD based vendors (most of them are) will always load foreign currency, or volatile currency price lists to protect themselves, pay them in their base currency and straight away you get that money back in savings.
Viadex SPOC service offering ensures that we manage this process for you from start to finish, simplifying it across all your operational entities, wherever they may be around the globe.
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