Britain’s tech sector open for business

The Brexit result was a blow for Britain’s tech sector, in that it presented a leap into the unknown.

Surveys carried out in the aftermath of the vote revealed the biggest concerns from members of tech industry.

These concerns mainly focused on whether Britain’s tech sector would have access to the single market, be able to recruit the top talent, and ultimately, remain competitive with other businesses in the rest of the world.

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While these concerns are still prevalent with the future somewhat uncertain, Datapipe’s (a US-based managed cloud service provider) acquisition of Adapt, a UK-based managed cloud services provider, signals Britain’s continuing importance in the technology market.

Both companies deliver public, private and hybrid cloud offerings, and the acquisition will allow Datapipe to expand into Europe.

Hybrid solutions help deliver public and private cloud to clients as a single service, and its adoption is increasing within businesses.

Cloud solutions are becoming essential for managing big data, and optimising operational efficiency.

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Initial fears about the tech industry after Brexit have subsided, and this acquisition is the latest example of the UK tech sector’s ability to attract outside business.

But, Brexit hasn’t taken effect just yet, and the digital landscape is set to change drastically once Article 50 – the formal process for leaving the EU – is invoked and the 2 year grace period is up.

The concerns of not being able to attract skilled talent, or the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s access to the single ‘digital’ market are questions that will continue to dominate the conversations between tech organisations.

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is a former editor for Information Age (from 2018 to 2022) before moving on to become Global Head of Brand Journalism at HCLTech. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and...

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