Gartner Research

How Buyers of IT Services Can Plan for Brexit Uncertainty

Published: 10 January 2019

ID: G00382103

Analyst(s): David Groombridge , Neil Barton


The U.K. plans to formally leave the EU on 29 March 2019, creating both short-term impacts and long-term uncertainty in global IT services. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders buying for or from the U.K., EU and other countries must prepare for both best- and worst-case scenarios.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create Plans to Address Each of the Various Possible Brexit Scenarios
  • Immediately Start Addressing No-Regrets Actions for a No-Deal Brexit
  • Revise the IT Sourcing Plan to Address Longer-Term Brexit Issues
    • Taxes and Tariffs
    • Movement of People
    • Laws and Trade Agreements
    • Exchange Rates

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