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Jul 04, 2017 - 10:09 PM
Remember, Martin, the price rises weren’t due to Brexit, but to 'align the UK with the rest of the world due to the poor currency rates' ;-).
I spent my first 2 months trying to early commit to our new Microsoft Enterprise Agreement so that we wouldn't be impacted by the price rises. We got it through on New Year’s Eve, but I heard from a friend at Microsoft that a lot of customers missed the deadline so then had to be re-quoted with the price increases. Whether they paid that or not is another matter.
We also price locked all future purchases at the 2016 prices until the end of our contract in three years (which we insisted on). Goodness knows what the contract will look like then with all the political stuff going on at the moment and price rises.
Our Oracle agreement has some way to go yet, so not been impacted by this yet. They are really pushing their Cloud services though, which I politely suggest you avoid!