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Building IT Infrastructure on a Euro Budget — Why Your Servers, Software and Services Will Cost More

Published: 26 May 2015

ID: G00276130

Analyst(s): Gary Spivak, Jay E. Pultz, John-David Lovelock, Roberto Sacco, Sandra Notardonato, Martin Reynolds

Summary

Exchange rates in Europe, Japan and Latin America have dropped by more than 20% against the dollar year over year as of 31 March 2015. Dollar-based products will become more expensive in local currency. European CIOs must have plans to reprioritize and complete projects within budget.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Exchange Rate Shifts Will Drive Higher Prices
    • The Risk: Exceeding Your Budget and Crimping Critical Projects
    • The Mechanics of Currency and Pricing

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Because of currency fluctuations, European CIOs will see server prices increase by up to 20%
  • Because of currency fluctuations, European CIOs will see U.S. software providers increase prices by up to 20%
  • Because of currency fluctuations, European CIOs will see IT services vendors restructure delivery options to reduce costs

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