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Christmas traffic spike could cause online ‘meltdown’ as labour crisis impacts software engineers

October 12, 2021

Via: Charged

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas could see retailers’ ecommerce systems collapse entirely as tech bosses warn there “simply aren’t enough quality engineers to keep up with the demand”.

The spike in online traffic expected to hit ecommerce sites over the coming quarter could cause large scale meltdowns, with “disastrous consequences not just for retail and e-commerce, but also business, industry and manufacturing who all need software systems tested,” according to experts.

It comes as the UK’s labour shortage crisis begins to impact the tech industry, with a severe lack of software engineers meaning systems remain untested and potentially unable to deal with the upcoming spike in traffic.

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