Gartner Research

What Data Center and Enterprise Communications Service Providers Need to Do Now About Brexit

Published: 27 July 2016

ID: G00313743

Analyst(s): Scott Morrison


The U.K. has voted to leave the European Union. Data centers' and communications service providers' business unit leaders must plan for the likelihood of an exit before the end of the decade, and the changes this will mean for different customer segments, not all of which will be affected equally.

Table Of Contents


  • Formulate a Plan for the Four Stages of Brexit
  • Build Your Plans Around More Depressed U.K. Enterprise Spending for at Least the Next Two Years
  • Work to a U.K. Regulatory Framework That Cannot Diverge From the EU Pre-Brexit
  • Make Your U.K. Investment Plans for Cloud and Communications Infrastructure More Flexible

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