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Tricky Times

Posted on 16/12/2016

Richard Carter, Group Sales & Business Development Director, Nimans outlines his thoughts on the year ahead.

The next 12 months are likely to be more challenging for resellers, with higher import prices due to a plunging pound already biting and creating a potential market slow down.

Brexit is of course being blamed for all of the uncertainty but the very prospect of the UK leaving the EU seems up in the air itself due to legal challenges and political posturing. Over the other side of the Atlantic is just as unpredictable with a new President preparing to enter the White House. Despite all this there’s still plenty to be positive about in the comms channel so there’s no reason to panic too much.

SIP and Skype For Business end points will grow strongly next year with more focus around functionality rather than just being a simple device. Skype for Business will continue to accelerate particularly in the enterprise space where functionality and integration will be important factors. Here at Nimans we’ve invested heavily in a new auto provisioning service to help resellers maximise market opportunities.

Hosted will also gain further traction but traditional system sales will remain in very good shape too. In terms of Brexit and exchange rates the recent falling pound will result in some higher prices which won’t make things any easier for the majority of consumers and businesses alike. But exports and home produced products will benefit as a result, even if foreign holidays won’t. Interesting times are ahead both here and the US.

Merry Christmas.

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