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    BSF debacle may cost IT suppliers up to £3.7bn

    Hi,

    I am the chief reporter at IT publication MicroScope and have been following the developments regarding BSF for some time.

    New research indicates that IT suppliers may lose contracts worth up to £3.7bn due to the government's recent actions.

    BSF debacle may cost IT suppliers up to £3.7bn in lost business

    Hope you find it of interest

    Regards

    Polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish View Post
    Hi,

    I am the chief reporter at IT publication MicroScope and have been following the developments regarding BSF for some time.

    New research indicates that IT suppliers may lose contracts worth up to £3.7bn due to the government's recent actions.

    BSF debacle may cost IT suppliers up to £3.7bn in lost business

    Hope you find it of interest

    Regards

    Polish
    Add to that the price increases a lot of suppliers appear to have just brought in for one reason or another.

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    Any names, detals of price increases?

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    Not directly BSF related but IBM kit seems to have gone up from our main supplier (can't name) by about 30-40%.

    Budgets are well and truly going to be squeezed.

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    Did they provide a good reason? Other than general opportunism

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Not directly BSF related but IBM kit seems to have gone up from our main supplier (can't name) by about 30-40%.

    Budgets are well and truly going to be squeezed.
    From what i can gather it is mainly down to the strength (or rather lack) of the pound. Most major IT companies are US based and their products priced\converted accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish View Post
    Did they provide a good reason? Other than general opportunism
    Not really. Turns out HP seems have gone up too.

    Of course, we may simply have a poor supplier.

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    One of the sponsors did give us notice about a month back to a big price hike due to exchange rates. I can't remember who it was now.

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    I've been told by 3 suppliers that Dell prices are being increased on the 19th so not just HP + IBM!

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    It's not just PC prices going up.... I believe Honda cars have a price rise planned for July. The exchange rate is being blamed.......

    Regardless of what happens to BSF, school budgets are going to be under acute pressure. School ICT spending will be cut too, equipment will have to last longer, printing costs will have to be reduced..... I predict lean times ahead for ICT suppliers large & small. Pushing prices up will mean schools get even less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    One of the sponsors did give us notice about a month back to a big price hike due to exchange rates. I can't remember who it was now.
    That would be WStore! They went up at the time and they are going up again. Dell are increasing all prices on Monday 19th and I'm sure other manufacturers will follow

    It's grim out there at the moment folks, hang on tight!

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    We were advised that all Equallogic prices are to go up by 15% on the 19th

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    The impact of BSF on IT suppliers is starting

    RM cuts BSF contractors and restructures bidding team

    Did the prices go up on the 19th? Who were the culprits and which products were increased? Did others follow Dell/ EqualLogic?

    Apologies but I've been away

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    Weird, just ordered some machines off Dell and they were cheaper than the same spec we ordered 3 weeks ago!?!?

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