Chip shortage means businesses need to take a long-term view on IT projects
Shortages are causing issues across multiple industries with a lack of cement, bricks, cars, bottled water, chicken, milkshakes and beer grabbing the headlines. In our industry, it is the semiconductor chips used in electronic devices that are causing the biggest headaches.
As people set up their offices at home or used tech to keep them amused during lockdowns, so the demand for hardware increased, just as chip factories were closing down. Billed as a perfect storm caused by Brexit and COVID-19, this situation has been compounded by other events and circumstances: