global shortage of electronic components has been around for a while now, and
experts are struggling to predict when things will get back to normal. The only
consensus is that we won’t probably see the end of it soon, as we know that
specific production sectors will face difficulties until at least 2024.
Most impacted are the IT and automotive
industries. Whether customers need a new car or a new server for their DC, the
delivery times are getting more prolonged and more unpredictable every day that
What are the most efficient, short-term
workarounds to minimise the effects of this shortage? And are there
alternatives to these new products which are at the heart of the current issues?
Extend the life of your current equipment.
first obvious answer to this crisis is extending the
lifespan of your currently installed equipment by keeping it actively maintained and ensuring
it is running at its full potential.
1.Third-Party Maintenance is particularly appropriate for devices out of
manufacturer warranty and support. It is cheaper and more flexible than regular
OEM support, allowing you to cover the transition period until a HW refresh can
be done in optimal conditions.
2.“Upgrade” instead of “Replace”: upgrading your current equipment with hardware available from
the market is an immediate solution if you need more performance and/or
3.Management: Ensure your
infrastructure is managed by experts who will get 100% out of its potential
before planning any costly investments. Outsourcing the management of your IT
to Primenet has
been proven more effective in most cases than handling it in-house.
Hunt for equipment already in stock
second option if you need or want to buy new equipment is to make sure
you order equipment which is already existing and available. That way, you avoid being dependent on the vast
uncertainty related to production and delivery time in times of crisis.
Solutions are available:
Primenet has a live overview
of available inventory within the local distribution. Ask your local rep to check this inventory for you
to find products that might respond to your current needs. This equipment will
be brand new and come with a full OEM warranty and guarantee that it will be
directly shipped to you upon order and delivered within a few days.
Primenet has access to a
comprehensive inventory of refurbished equipment for every need (desktop, server, storage,
network…). These products are tested, certified and come with a warranty,
making this experience similar to buying new devices with a better
of the issues caused by the current crisis are not a fatality. Extending the
life of your infrastructure with third party maintenance, upgrades and proper
management or buying new or refurbished equipment on stock is part of the viable
solutions to overcome them.
Nevertheless, immediate availability is the new
gold. Knowing exactly when you receive the equipment, so you can plan and react
to internal needs is currently the top priority for IT decision-makers.
For all these reasons, it becomes crucial to
choose an IT partner who will be able to assist you every step of the way. With
its 360° portfolio, Primenet can be an essential asset on your road to