State of the Industry
A few more thoughts, one of the easiest ways to keep the existing techs is to make sure they are paid well and compensated well. I'm thinking instead of seeing the race to zero we will now start seeing the increase for cost per page, maintenance agreements, and hourly charges. It could also be a blessing as long as we can finally stop the raise to zero.
Hardware/supply prices are already up and some as high as 10% and we'll see higher prices if the container prices continue to increase for the next year.
Do you recall the idiom "the straw that broke the camel's back", it was more about a number of issues or events that finally added up to the breaking point? At this time I'm not so sure how many straws we can take.