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Both the UK and the US have recorded the highest inflation figures for decades. With inflation in the Eurozone hitting similar levels, the news is set to mark the end of more than a decade of ultra-low interest rates in the West. In the US, roughly a third of IT staff are open to the idea of working in a new location. What …

  1. ShadowSystems Silver badge

    We're screwed.

    They raised their prices because they could. Once prices go up they take forever to come back down, assuming they come down at all. They've proven we're willing to pay the artificially inflated prices so there's no reason to back down.

    The only way to voice your opposition to such antics is to vote with your wallet. We peons are individually no more than flea bites to a giant, but enough of us "fleas" can bring even a giant to their knees.

    Hold off on buying that new shiny until the prices are back to a reasonable if not sane level. I know it hurts (hertz? Sorry) but think of how much farther your money will go towards finally filling that electronic goodie void in your life once the prices come back down. Instead of spending 1K on a single device now, that same amount may get you TWO devices later! =-D

    1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: We're screwed.

      Once prices go up they take forever to come back down

      Nah mate. Once prices go north, it ain't comin' back down. Someone has keep those "C-suites" lifestyles chugging.

  2. HildyJ Silver badge
    Facepalm

    IT vendors set to use <anything> to justify price hike

    Inflation - higher prices, Supply chain - higher prices, Increased regulation - higher prices, Brexit - higher prices, China - higher prices, National security - higher prices, COVID - higher prices, The great Resignation - higher prices, WFH - higher prices, Return to office - higher prices,

    TLDR - need for new and bigger yachts - higher prices,

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Please, indeed pretty please,

    stop mentioning records in articles.

    Eye of the tiger? I hated (and still do) that record with a passion. And now I have an earworm of the fucking thing!

    But I will forgive you because you mention "hit parade". So I am assuming you are about 110 years old. Hit parade indeed!

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Please, indeed pretty please,

      You mean naughty, naughty, very naughtyyyy

      1. heyrick Silver badge
        Happy

        Re: Please, indeed pretty please,

        You naughty naughty woman woman woman, I am naughty man, naughty happy man, You naughty naughty woman woman woman, etc etc

  4. Korev Silver badge

    The last time the island nation had seen rates of this sort, Conservation prime minister John Major had just won a general election and The Shamen were about to launch "Ebeneezer Goode" into the hit parade.

    Wickeeeed

  5. Doogie Howser MD

    Yer job is going to be taken...

    "There are certain sets of skills that are very high demand right now."

    Liam Neeson must be raking it in.

    1. Jedit Silver badge
      Joke

      "There are certain sets of skills that are very high demand right now."

      "And if you do not return my NFTs, I will find you, I will repartition your hard drives, and I will change the passwords on all your porn site accounts".

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Inflation is a self fulfilling prophecy

    My mobile phone contract prices are about to go up by RPI + some%. Surely prices go up because costs have increased, not because some measure of prices says prices have gone up?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Inflation is a self fulfilling prophecy

      All hail captured regulators.

  7. Robert Grant Silver badge

    > Microsoft price increases of around 25 per cent will begin next month for Office product subscriptions, he said, affecting users needing to renew contracts after that date

    Wowzer. Unsurprising, but still shocking.

    1. Binraider Silver badge

      I can think of a few orgs IT budgets being destroyed by that.

      Maybe free stuff is a cure for inflation. Obligatory reminder that alternate OS are available!

      1. msobkow Silver badge

        You don't even need an alternative OS to run Libre Office. :)

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