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Struggling with the processor and chip shortage? – Don’t fret!

Unless you have been living on a remote island for the past year or so (If so, lucky you!), you will have been made aware of a global shortage of all sorts of processors and chips. For those of us in the IT industry, it has meant an impact on the price of hardware and will continue to do so for the next 12-18 months according to major tech companies such as Intel, IBM and Cisco.

Over the last 18 months there has been a massive increase in demand for new tech caused by the unprecedented need to work remotely. Alongside this, processor plants were forced to shut down – COVID-19 certainly has a lot to answer for! Getting the plants back up and running and refreshing supply chains will be a long-winded process, according to industry specialists.

At the heart of things is a world-wide shortage of semiconductors, this is likely to begin to trickle down to the production of everyday products soon, not just high-end technologies or IT hardware.

When will it end?

Jim Whitehurst of IBM told the BBC that it may take a few years for the global shortage to ease up. There is a huge lag between technology, construction and production.

Businesses don’t tend to buy one PC at a time, they usually by products and components on a bigger scale, therefore without prior thought, eventually employees will begin to be impacted.

How can we help?

We buy, sell and rent IT equipment, including servers, storage and components. We most likely have the piece of equipment you need in stock and available for next day delivery, and don’t worry, we won’t go bumping the price up either!

We buy most of our hardware from UK users, giving us an extensive range of stock from 3 months to 3+ years old, all of which has been maintained to very high standards. We also buy from UK, European and international brokers who are members of ECLAT and the ASCDI, the two independent organisations that govern our industry.

If you are in a sticky situation, get in touch! We would be more than happy to talk you through our stock and let you know how we can help get your business back on track.

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