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Computacenter expects short supply until next year

by on09 September 2021

Not just chips are down

British IT outfit Computacenter warned it expects supply crunches to last until the next year as the company faces a global shortage of electronic components, including computer chips.

Product shortages, which include its crucial data centre components, have delayed orders and increased vendor prices, hampering its revenue and profit.

Chief Executive Officer Mike Norris said that the ongoing supply shortages in the industry has risen to the top of Computacenter’s challenges.

For those who came in late, technology companies around the world are tackling tight chip supply issues as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global availability of the product while boosting its demand.

Computacenter said it does not see these headwinds worsening and hopes it was at the peak of the component's scarcity, although, it added that some of its partners have implemented price increases.

Computacenter, which provides IT strategy solutions and manages tech infrastructure, said its adjusted pretax profit rose to 118.9 million pounds ($163.74 million) in the six months ended June 30, from 74.6 million pounds a year earlier on strength in German, UK and US markets.

Last modified on 09 September 2021
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