The last few months have been difficult for the technology community. An unwelcome mix of increased demand and disruption caused the perfect storm for component shortages to the detriment of businesses and consumers alike. In a recent article, we explored the various reasons why DRAM prices were increasing in 2020 and the early months of 2021. Unfortunately, since then, the situation has worsened. Semiconductor production has been severely affected as manufacturers faced heightened demand and disruptive events such as factory fires. Several major companies also had to cease production or delay the release of in-demand products such as the much-anticipated iPhone 12.
The shortages are far-reaching – consumers are facing rising prices and shortages for items such as mobile phones, TVs, games consoles and cars as the crisis intensifies. While the problem initially started due to pandemic induced supply disruption, lifestyle changes have a demonstrable impact. For example, changing consumer habits have led to a new level of reliance on technology. Millions of people continue to work from home as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, and due to lockdowns, many of us are spending more time and money on devices such as mobile phones and TVs. As our attachment to technology grows, the supply of chips struggles to keep up.
How has the shortage affected docking stations?
Unfortunately, docking stations are not exempt from the ongoing shortages. Neil Campling, a media and technology analyst at Mirabaud, explained that “chips are everything”, and there is a “new level of demand that can’t be kept up with.” However, in anticipation of this happening, Origin Storage has sufficient stock to cater for your needs.
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Why use a docking station?
With each year that goes by, laptops are getting smaller and more portable. Unfortunately, the trade-off is connectivity. Laptop users need to plug in monitors, mice, USB phone chargers, and other similar devices. With many now working from home at least a couple of days per week, docking stations continue to be a vital piece of technology that enhance productivity and user experience.
We have plenty of docking stations available
Despite shortages, we have docking stations available for purchase. We are not sure when the crisis will begin to subside, but we have plenty of docking stations to go around until then. Whether you’re looking for a dock to provide compatibility, desktop functionality, 4K display, on-the-move connectivity, or clutter-free mounted working, we’ve got you covered. To learn more about the types of docking stations we have available, please click here.
If you’d like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact us. A member of our team will be happy to help you find the docking station that works best for your organisation. You can reach us via email at [email protected], or alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0) 844 288 6868.