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IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions

Ian Nethercott, MCIPS, Supply Chain Director at IT digital marketplace Probrand, continues his monthly roundup of the latest movements in the IT market. The autumnal months are now upon us and, while Brexit discussions rage on, the next political milestone will be Phillip Hammond’s Budget – the final announcement before we officially leave the EU. Political events may seem peripheral to IT category buyers but can have a huge impact on areas like currency fluctuations, which in turn then influence end cost. In September, PoundSterlingLive reported that the euro weakened following the Italian budget and we may well see the same happen in the UK, depending on what is announced at the end of October.