Brexit will make no difference to University Investment in IT Infrastructure
That’s the good news for IT Infrastructure providers from our survey of University IT departments.
With 1 in 5 UK Universities responding our survey it is one the most comprehensive studies Network and Infrastructure manager’s attitudes since the referendum to leave the EU took place on June 23rd. Over 50% of responders expected no change in Infrastructure Investment over the next 18-24 months and over 15% expected investment to increase as a result of the vote. Only 6% expected it to fall.
So on the face of it all good news. However almost 50% felt that fewer foreign students would enroll as a result in the future, which given the importance of the revenue gained from overseas students is perhaps of concern and may reduce longer term investment. Conversely the drop in the value of the pound was seen by almost 40% as likely to increase the numbers of foreign students.
Unsurprisingly like all of us University IT decision makers are conflicted over the result of the decision to leave the EU. The effects of the result are yet to play out and remain unclear. What is clear is that the biggest concerns of the sector are IT Security, Wireless capacity and Network resilience.
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