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Tech Channel Video Cast: Thoughts on Brexit and the Channel

06.30.16

What's the cost to the channel of the recent Brexit vote?

TechChannelVideoCast.pngThis week, hosts Charlene O'Hanlon, channel industry editor & writer, and Diane Krakora, CEO of PartnerPath, discuss last week's vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Brexit, which Diane calls "break-it," will no doubt have ripple effects throughout the industry. How will coming industry and financial changes affect both vendors and partners selling in the UK and/or based in the UK? Will we see companies moving their offices out of the UK?

Gartner analysts previously predicted modest growth (1.7%) for UK IT spending but now predict negative spending growth.

Currency fluctuations and job uncertainty cause doubt and delays in business decisions, which interferes with the business of doing business. Change is good, but big change is scary. Diane and Charlene chat about evolution versus revolution and whether channel partners will benefit if direct sales teams move out of the UK.

How do you think the UK's decision to leave the EU will affect the channel? Are you putting any business decisions on hold? Leave your comments below.

Charlene-O'Hanlon-headshot Diane Krakora headshot
Charlene O'Hanlon, Editor & Writer Diane Krakora,
CEO at PartnerPath

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