It is sometimes unclear which are the key functions of the UPS system and generator in crucial power protection schemes. Furthermore, lithium-ion batteries can turn uninterruptible electric supplies into energy storage systems. How do UPS generators differ?

What is a UPS battery?

A device powered by a battery provides a backup power supply to help when there is a power outage. An uninterruptible power supply or UPS is offered in various sizes. In some cases, small UPS systems can be used for backup for just minutes that can shut down the computer and recover the data, while larger systems use batteries that will run various electrical systems for a few hours at the same time.

We recommend using an electrical power supply without interruption for mains power supply failures or for hardware failures. If power fails, the battery is taken up as the primary power source. A power supply battery is designed in such a way that it is possible to provide high currents over short periods. Hence when determining which UPS battery you will use, you must follow several parameters.

Uninterruptible power backup

Uninterruptible electricity sources help in cases of power outages. UPS has three types: online, interactive, offline, and a standing call service. 

Line-based or offline equipment provides supplemental battery power when mains electricity fails or fluctuates outside of predetermined limits. The UPS may contain spike filtering with electrical noise filtering, and the interconnection UPS will include automatic voltage stabilisers. The stabilising voltage elements may be electronic and tap change transformers and help to reduce brownouts and surges at the main electrical supply.

Choosing the right UPS battery

UPS batteries are essential to an Uninterruptible Electricity Supply (UPS) and are selected carefully, as they are important for preventing electricity interruptions. If you want to upgrade an existing Dell or Belkin UPS Battery, we will show you what it means, and our experts will be able to explain it to help you decide!

A generator may have a transfer switch

When you think generators are adequate, in the event of power failure, think again. Generators typically use a transfer switch that powers computers, lighting, interior lighting, or other crucial electrical circuitry in the building. A power converter switches to power supply a box that looks like a power outlet on either end of a building. You can plug the generator into a power supply in case of power failure. Ensure that the switch to “off” is enabled for this operation. So start the generator and temporarily recharge the critical circuit.

A UPS protects against power surges

A UPS provides backup power and can identify and solve energy-related issues, power grid malfunctions, and various other unstable factors in power supply. Similarly, a UPS would be an excellent solution to protect computer equipment from power failures.

Origin has launched their own UPS batteries

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be introducing a range of Origin Storage UPS batteries alongside our storage, memory, security, networking and accessories product ranges. 

Our batteries will be plug and play, meaning that they can be used straight out of the box and are easy to install – there’s no complicated assembly process required. The components of the UPSs are 100% compatible with OEM brands, and no refurbished parts are used; all components are brand new.

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming UPS battery launch.

Although restrictions are being lifted across the country, Hybrid working looks like it is here to stay. Many home offices have been hastily constructed to be a short-term solution to find they are now a permanent fixture. This will mean that the technology used will have to be up to standard to help the quality of your work continue to be the best it can be. 


D-Link provides a range of networking devices to improve your working experience, whether at home or office. An increasing number of businesses are purchasing integrated IoT devices, IP cameras, voice assistants such as Google Home or Alexa, smart lights… the list goes on.

It is essential for many of us that our work environment is one of connectivity and efficiency, and D-Link can help achieve that goal. 


Since EE launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 in select cities, this new wireless technology has arrived in several more cities in recent months. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as the pandemic has increased device usage considerably. In 2020, internet usage in the UK more than doubled, primarily due to remote working, video calls, and online gaming. 

Unleash the full power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 wherever you are with D-Link. 5G allows users to watch 4K movies, download massive files quickly, and stream high-quality content without irritating lag or buffering. D-Link 5G routers are built with mobile failover, whether at home or in the office. If your broadband connection cuts out unexpectedly, you remain connected to the internet through the router’s mobile connection. Say goodbye to unwelcome internet outages! You’re always connected with D-Link.

D-Link Hubs

D-Link Hubs can mean you now can massively expand your working capabilities all with one USB port. You can directly connect a second display to a 4K HDMI port for video up to 4K resolution with no lag or buffering. You can transfer data at 5GBps, which is ideal for sharing from USB drives, phones, tablets, cameras and other peripheries. 

If your device comes with a thunderbolt three-port, you can transfer data, deliver power or extend your display in seconds. You can deliver up to 100w of energy through the Hub to your Laptop by connecting your USB-C charger to the USB-C port. 

Instantly connect SD/MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC cards to the hub ad make fast data transfers of photos and videos. Charge your USB devices faster using the latest in USB 3.0 technology. 

Our D-link Hubs are compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux and come with a two-year D-Link warranty. 


After an unwelcome rise in burglaries over the past few years, businesses must reconsider the current security measures currently in place. Security cameras are vital tools that allow companies to protect their property and employees. Footage can be used for many reasons: to make insurance claims and validate reports of workplace incidents, car accidents, theft, and more. Organisations must purchase high-quality, reliable security cameras that can capture incidents. D-Link lenses use high-quality glass for superior images. Vital details such as number plates can be captured in full HD clarity, even at maximum zoom. 
To learn more about how D-Link can benefit your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. You can reach us by phone on +44 (0) 844 288 6868 or email us at [email protected]

NVMe’s have made the limitations of SATA protocol more and more apparent as new and emergent technology arrives on the tech market. NVMe SSDs are trailblazing their way into the front and centre of the public eye. By connecting directly to the servers CPUs through the PCI express interface bus, they bypass entirely the host bus adapters (HBAs) that SATA drives require. 

Are NVMe’s the future?

With the way things are heading, it is predicted that NVMe adoption will grow by 91% by the end of 2023. NVMe is the storage technology you want for your current or next PC. The continued evolvement of the NVMe standard means that, as well as the present version 1.31, new features such as the ability to use your computer’s system memory as a cache. 

The NVMe SSD inside the latest Macbook Pro reads and writes data four times faster than the SATA SSD’s found in the previous generations and seeks out information ten times as fast. Meaning you are not left staring blankly at that annoying spinning circle that often accompanies a loading page. NVMe’s should be a priority and should be actively sought out, not an add on or an afterthought when choosing a new or upgraded PC. 

Not that you often need perpetuated output like this, but NVMe does short work of transferring files of any size. Compared to the rate offered by HDD’s 200MBps, and SATA SSD’s 550MBps, the NVMe SSD’s offer 3GBps in most business machines with their gaming counterparts now exceeding 7GBps.

Pro’s and Con’s of NVMe’s

The benefits of NVMe SSD include the following: NVMe SSD’s work with all major operating systems, giving the option of improved storage to many people and businesses without drastic changes to current operating systems. NVMe supports tunnelling protocol, so data privacy concerns are addressed and dealt with. It also supports a much higher bandwidth than SATA and offers superior compatibility with the system CPU. 

NVMe’s may sound current like the be all or end all of the technology, but they are not without disadvantages. NVMe costs more than your standard 2.5 SSD devices, and any older systems do not support legacy NVMe. But these do not seem to be deal-breakers to us on why NVMe’s should be your choice when thinking about upgrading or replacing your system.  

Growth within the NVMe Market

The NVMe market is projected to grow from $44.6b in 2020 to $163.5b by 2025. The major factors included in the market are due to the increasing adoption of NVMe technologies in SSD’s, servers and storage applications. The evolving demand for data storage and exponential use in data generation. This escalation in data needed lends itself to all aspects of the technological world, such as higher quality gaming PCs. NVMe’s also offer significant performance advancements and processing infrastructure. 

It is projected that NVMe SSD’s will hold the largest share in the NVMe market during the forecast period. They have the largest market since they are adopted widely as a storage solution in most verticals. 

When introduced into the market, SSD’s were marketed as a storage device that provides faster read and writes operations and reduced latency compared to HDD’s. SSD’s hold the highest share of the non-volatile memory express market. 

North America held the largest size of the NVMe market in 2019. They have the largest share of the market, closely followed by Europe and APAC. The key players in the market are Samsung, Western Digital, Intel, Dell, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Intel is currently a leading player across the global NVMe market.

The SSD sector has a massive opportunity for growth in the face of this NVMe surge. The BSFI vertical is among the largest adopter of the NVMe market. The increasing application of next-generation technologies such as AI, machine learning etc., means that the need to process data at a very high rate is moving more and more to the forefront, which presents a very lucrative market opportunity for new entrants into the NVMe market. 

Data-centric storage and computing tasks have led to significant demand for higher data read and write performance. The adoption of SATA is rapidly declining as the NVMe protocol replaces it. 

How can Origin Storage Help?

Origin Storage has been keeping an eye on the NVMe market and its growth rate. Our website carries many options to continue to give you and your business the best up and coming technology, including Internal NVMe solutions from NVMe M.2 and U.2 along with an External NVMe portable SSD. 

If you need any advice, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team. Our team is highly skilled and brings expert knowledge and a finger on the pulse of the tech world, helping you make the most informed and efficient decision for your business.
Find out more about Origin Storage’s NVMe options on our website here.

The climate crisis has been pushed to the forefront of the public eye. People are making environmentally-friendly changes in their everyday lives, changing from single-use plastics to more permanent and sustainable solutions, such as beeswax paper, re-usable cotton buds or cotton rounds. According to statista.com, the volume of household waste collected by local authorities in England was 23 million metric tonnes in the 2019/2020 financial year.

Why eco-friendly changes are necessary

The technological industry is under pressure to reduce waste and emissions. In 2016, the global greenhouse gas released was at an average of 49.4 tonnes CO2 eq. However, researchers have recently claimed that previous calculations of ICT’s share of global greenhouse emissions, […], likely fall short of the sector’s real climate impact as they only show a partial picture.

In the UK alone, Commercial and Industrial (C&I) waste accounted for almost a fifth (19%) of total waste generation in 2018, with electrical and electronic equipment accounting for just over 250,000 metric tonnes of waste. Nevertheless, the recycling rate of electrical and electronic waste did increase by nearly 25% to a total of 67% overall.

Although the UK has seen this rate continue to increase, drastic changes need to be made worldwide. Big-name companies such as Apple have started to lead the way, already promising to reduce emissions by 2025.

Why you should choose upgrades instead of a new system

Smaller companies looking to cut back can still do their part to help. Origin Storage is fully stocked with trustworthy parts that are fully compatible across multiple systems and won’t invalidate your OEM warranty. We work with many trusted and well-known names across the board, such as Dell, QSAN, DataLocker and Secure Data.

Your system might be going on the fritz; things aren’t running as they should; it’s slower than dial-up internet was. Nobody wants that, especially if you are trying to run a business or handle sensitive and confidential information. The first thought might be to replace it with the shinier, newer option that comes with a million bells and whistles. This could be an option, but Origin Storage can make the more eco-friendly way accessible. 

How to know when to upgrade your system?

You will know the time is right when those pesky security updates stop popping up. This means that the manufacturers have stopped supplying you with the current updates. At this point, your computer is too much at risk to be safe to continue use. Certain manufacturers will push the new model onto you, but we recommend reviewing your options first. Here at Origin Storage, we’re happy to talk you through upgrade solutions that align with your business needs.

By choosing to upgrade your system, you are helping to reduce the tonnes of waste and greenhouse gases emitted in the manufacturing process of new electricals and saving yourself money by buying one or two parts instead of a whole new set-up. Choosing to upgrade your system comes with other benefits, too, such as prolonging the life of your system and running with better efficiency than ever.

We’re here to assist you

Upgrading your system can sound like hard work, but our highly skilled team of experts are well versed in the inner workings of all things technological. Our team can help you with every step and ensure that your system is working as good as new. 

If you need any advice on upgrading your system, pleased don’t hesitate to contact our Sales team. Or find out more here about our options.

Cybersecurity is a crucial priority for businesses today. The good news is that Origin Storage offers the right tools to help keep your confidential data safe and secure. Without taking the correct steps and using the right equipment, all of your sensitive data could be at risk. 

Unfortunately, businesses experience data breaches due to ineffective security measures. For example, 20 million unprotected USB drives go missing every year, compromising vast amounts of vital business data. The threat is very real and must be a key priority for enterprises of all kinds. If company data into the wrong hands, you could lose consumer trust and may even be handed a hefty fine.

Origin Storage offers solutions that ensure your business is protected from growing security threats. We’ve outlined four security solutions to help protect your business.

Secure back up your critical files with SecureData

Origin Storage has the solution if your organisation is looking to back up files securely. With our SecureData Secure Drive KP 1TB External Encrypted USB HDD, you can protect against data leaks and protect your digital files from prying eyes. Our Secure Drive is in line with FIPS standards and is hardware encrypted. Secure Drive works on any device with a powered USB port. Additionally, the keypad is wear-resistant to prevent unauthorised parties from seeing commonly used keys.

Encrypted USBs keep your files safe

Origin Storage also offers the SC100 16GB Encrypted SafeConsole Ready Encrypted 256-bit AES USB 3.0 Key, which is a secure and affordable way to provide always-on enterprise-grade protection for your data. Covered in an epoxy coating on the flash memory and the controller, it protects from outside intrusions such as water, dust and any physical interference. The SC100 protects against harmful malware attacks by not exporting encryption keys to the host PC.

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Effective data security solutions by DataLocker

With the DataLocker DL4 FE, you can secure your data through advanced encryption. With the DL4 FE, you have the most secure and manageable USB mass storage device at your fingertips. The DL4 FE also offers FIPS 140-2 Level 3 device and a hardened device enclosure. A colour touchscreen with a randomising keypad gives users quick access to secure data.

Confidently carry your data everywhere

The DataLocker Sentry K300 Secure USB 3.1 Keypad Flash Drive offers affordable military-grade security that will make sure your data is always protected. Unlike software-based encryption, the Sentry K300 crypto chip does not export encryption keys to the host PC, protecting your device from being compromised with malware. The K300 is cross-platform compatible and OS agnostic. With no extra software download, you can use the K300 with Windows, Linus, Mac, Android phones and tablets.

If you’re looking to improve your security strategy with trusted IT solutions, please get in touch with us today. A member of our team will be happy to help you find the solutions to keep your enterprise safe from prying eyes.

Unfortunately, the parts shortage which has been happening since the beginning of 2020 is still with us and is likely to be with us for some time. 

Nvidia’s CFO Colette Kress explained that the company expects demand to “continue to exceed supply for much of this year”. Similarly, chip manufacturer TSMC, who makes processors for Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD, has warned that shortages could continue into 2022. Intel’s chief executive, Pat Gelsinger, says the worst is yet to come and that we may have to wait a year or two until supplies return to normal. Glenn O’Donnell, a vice president research director at Forrester, believes the shortage could last until 2023. The general consensus is that the world will have to grapple with the crisis for longer yet.

The semiconductor shortage, what some are calling “chipageddon”, has affected a variety of industries. Manufacturers of graphics cards, kitchen appliances, phones, cars, computers, and games consoles struggle to get a hold of semiconductors essential to electronic devices. You can learn more about the origins of the semiconductor shortage here

Chipageddon continues

“Chipageddon” is a result of a variety of factors. Coronavirus lockdowns in China caused production to reduce significantly for a period of months at a time when demand for everything that kept us entertained during lockdowns, such as TVs, games consoles, phones, and other electronics, skyrocketed. It is the perfect storm, and it’s meant that prices of electronics have increased, and almost everyone will be affected by it in some way, shape, or form. 


Stockpiling and new cryptocurrency increase demand

The situation shows no signs of abating just yet. Stockpiling has made the situation worse for firms that are struggling to get hold of precious chips. Some Chinese companies which have been affected by sanctions have taken to stockpiling in-demand chips in an attempt to ride out the crisis, intensifying the crisis for companies all over the world.

Stockpiling isn’t the only thing causing significant increases in demand. The cryptocurrency Chia, which was launched in May of this year, caused SSD demand to skyrocket. Chia relies on storage rather than processing performance to mine, and crypto-fanatics were keen to buy up huge amounts of storage to mine the cryptocurrency. 

Manufacturers desperately search for a solution

Chipageddon is causing chaos for industries all over the world, and the leading semiconductor manufacturers are working hard to improve the supply of products. For example, The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., one of the leading advanced semiconductor suppliers, is planning to spend approximately $100 billion over the next three years to increase its capacity to meet demand.

Find the right solution with Origin Storage

We want to assure you that we are doing all we can to make the parts you need accessible to you and your customers. We pride ourselves on our multifaceted offering: affordable, high-quality, and compatible parts that last and do not invalidate OEM warranties.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your order, please get in touch with us, and a member of our team will be happy to help you find the parts you require.

A report has found that half of all government spending on computers is dedicated to keeping old systems going. The BBC recently revealed that the government spends £2.3 billion patching up systems, some of which date back as far as 30 years. A Cabinet Office report, Organising for Digital Delivery, warns that the government could spend between £13bn and £22bn over the next five years on obsolete systems, and the sum will only continue to grow as time goes on.

Additionally, a report by the UK National Audit Office report said some government digital services “fail to meet even the minimum cyber-security standards, while others are not fit for purpose and rely on outdated infrastructure, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks and breaches”.

The news of outdated systems and the associated security risks is concerning from both an efficiency and a security standpoint and may resonate with some businesses experiencing similar problems. The threat of a cyberattack is particularly worrying for organisations, but they happen all too often. The 2021 Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that four in ten businesses reported having cyber security breaches or attacks between March 2020 and March 2021.

Companies need to heed the government’s warning and take sufficient action to ensure their own systems are fit for purpose. The pandemic only accelerated digitisation, and more of the work employees do across all sectors is digital in its nature. The rapid increase in data processing means a growing demand for increasingly powerful devices, and some businesses are struggling to keep up.

How can businesses provide employees with powerful devices in a cost-effective manner?

Upgrade systems rather than replacing them entirely.

Businesses must do all they can to ensure employees are working with functional devices, especially as remote working remains widespread across the UK. The best way to provide employees with powerful, up-to-date devices without spending vast sums of money is to upgrade devices rather than replacing them. It is also more sustainable as you’re using fewer materials; it’s a win-win!

Don’t have the expertise to upgrade devices in-house? We can help.

Older devices regularly run into a range of issues such as insufficient memory and storage, damaged ports, broken keyboards, cracked screens, and more. But many devices are salvageable with a few chosen upgrades. 

We offer a range of upgrade and repair services such as SSD and HDD upgrades, storage upgrades, as well keyboard and laptop screen replacements. We have a purpose-built upgrade facility where our technicians work with your system using compatible products to make them more powerful and efficient.

If upgrades are on the cards, why not browse our storage, security, memory, networking solutions, as well as the wide range of accessories we offer? Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about our Upgrade and Configuration Services, contact us today, and we’ll discuss your requirements in more detail.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our day-to-day lives and infections are high, schools remain closed in the UK. On 27th January, Boris Johnson announced that schools in England would not reopen to all pupils until 8th March at the earliest. However, the Prime Minister also cautioned that the 8th March reopening date would be conditional on “lots of things going right.” What this means is that schools may be forced to remain closed late into March and perhaps beyond.

The situation has meant that many schools, colleges and universities are faced with remote working for the next couple of months, at least. If remote learning continues to reshape education as we know it, learning establishments, pupils and students will need access to the correct technology to learn effectively. They will need a safe, secure and a fast connection to participate in Zoom classes actively, and a separate 4G network may just be the solution they require.

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The remote learning challenge

In recent years, digital divides, exclusion, and inequality have received considerable attention from policymakers. Some households with are forced to resort to costly PAYG data. Worse still, in the UK, 1.9 million households have no access to the internet. If school pupils and students are to receive the same educational opportunities when learning remotely, they need access to a reliable internet connection. Despite the pervasiveness of fibre connections in the UK, there are still many areas without reliable internet access. Surprisingly, parts of central London, Stroud, Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury have been revealed to have substandard internet speeds. It isn’t only rural areas that struggle with connectivity.

Stay connected with D-Link

D-Link offers a range of internet solutions to help those undertaking remote learning stay connected to their virtual classroom without unnecessary interruptions.

4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot

The 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot is ideal for households who have intermittent or slow internet connections. The device allows you to connect multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers, meaning multiple users can simultaneously access the internet. A built-in firewall protects users against online attacks, and industry-standard WPA/WPA2 security prevents unauthorised users from accessing the network.

4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot

4G LTE USB Dongle

The 4G LTE USB Dongle is a portable travel modem that allows users to connect to the internet wherever they are. This is vital for households with weak internet connections who need a strong connection to participate in online learning effectively. Simply plug the dongle into a device, there are no additional requirements such as batteries or unnecessary cables. 

Stable, secure solutions for remote learning

We don’t know exactly how long remote learning will continue. But even when schools do return to in-person learning, access to a reliable internet connection is compulsory for children who will need to access digital learning resources for homework and other activities. If all children are to receive the same educational opportunities as learning becomes more digital, a stable internet connection will be absolutely vital.

Browse our range of D-Link solutions here. If you require any further information about the products, please do get in touch with us. A member of our team will be happy to help you find what you are searching for.

The end of the financial year is approaching, which means that there are budgets that need to be spent. The best investment that the public sector can make in this climate is in technology. Access to powerful devices has never been so important. 

Digitisation is accelerating.

Organisations across a range of sectors are being met with the challenge of rapid digitisation. This has only been amplified by the pandemic. In March, millions of people began working from home due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. This instigated a demand for laptops and desktops that allowed employees to work from home efficiently until they could return to the office when safe to do so. As a result, 2020 was the biggest year for PC demand in over a decade, with shipments of notebooks and mobile workstations increasing by 44 per cent.

Digital transformation is now essential.

With digitisation on fast-forward due to the pandemic, companies, both public and private, must undergo a digital transformation as soon as possible. The rapid increase in data being processed means that there is a growing demand for powerful devices.

Raj Hazra, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Communications at Micron, explained that “the storing of data and making it available to the right computer at the right time is the bottleneck problem.” This is a problem that businesses have had to confront head-on to find workable solutions. The public sector, in particular, is finding that digital technologies have a ‘major impact’ on their operations. With the budget deadline approaching, the public sector should consider putting the money to good use by investing in IT upgrades to increase efficiency. We are referring specifically to SSD and memory upgrades.

Why SSD and memory upgrades specifically?

If a device uses a newer operating system, such as Windows 10, it will require at least 2GB of RAM to function efficiently. Unfortunately, a proportion of public sector employees will be using devices that will struggle to run Windows 10 properly, meaning they are likely using Windows 7. Earlier in the year, Channel Web reported that one in seven public sector computers are still running Windows 7. The problem is that the older operating system has been plagued with problems since its release, including slow performance, compatibility issues with a range of programs, and more. Even more concerning is that Windows ended their support for this earlier version of the operating system in January 2020. If the public sector is to truly embrace digitisation, it needs to offer employees devices that can run newer versions of Windows to cope with more data. 

One affordable way to run Windows 10 on an older device is to upgrade the device memory. If there are older devices that aren’t currently fit for purpose, upgrading the memory may be enough to make the device operational. If the public sector has some of it’s remaining budget to use before the end of March, investing in new memory for devices in need of an upgrade will increase a department’s ability to embrace digitisation. Click here to find out more about the memory solutions we have available. If you are interested in a memory upgrade but don’t know where to start, our upgrades and repairs service might be just what you need.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. The working world has seen a mass migration to remote working in an attempt to reduce the rate of virus transmission. In mid-June of 2020, 38% of people in the UK were working from home exclusively. As you can expect, this has had a significant impact on IT providers. They are under pressure to ensure that all employees can work from home efficiently, with the right equipment and security measures. Not only this, but their budgets are also likely to shrink significantly next year due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.

Demanding customers

IT providers will also experience more demanding customers in 2021, according to Forrester Vice President Thomas Husson. He recently explained that “companies will have to do more with less meaning they will have to make some cuts and reprioritise some of their investments. And clearly, we see what is happening is that they are more demanding than ever”. This does not bode well, especially because the financial impact of Covid-19 on IT budgets has been severe. When asked ‘how has Covid-19 affected your fiscal 2021 budget planning?’, 62% responded that they are tightening IT budgets.



The catch-22 of the pandemic is that most industries have taken a financial hit, meaning they have less budget to spend to improve their IT systems for employees. However, with the remote working migration comes a need for better IT infrastructure that many companies will not have had before the pandemic began earlier in 2020. Naturally, companies will want to improve their technological infrastructure to serve their customers better while employees are working at home.

Remote working

The situation is difficult for companies who are relying on their IT departments more than ever. As you might expect, security remains a top priority in IT budgets as more stringent cybersecurity is required. However, remote technology is following close behind as many companies embrace remote working. In fact, 26% of respondents to a TechRepublic Premium survey reported that they would spend more on remote technologies that enable employees to work from home. While this is a positive development, Gartner predicts that global IT spending will decline by 8% by the end of 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19.

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Digital transformation

Although the situation is difficult at present, the pandemic has increased the importance of digital transformation for businesses. A survey by McKinsey has found that companies have sped up the adoption of digital technologies by three to four years. The financial impact of the pandemic has caused problems for IT departments, which have been forced to implement large scale change at short notice. The changes will cause significant financial and operational strain in the short term. However, in the long term, businesses will be better equipped for future developments because of digital transformation. If companies can survive through the pandemic and the economic aftershock, their digital transformation efforts will pay off. 

Here at Origin Storage, we have the products that can help you implement your digital transformation strategy. We can supply you with high-quality and reliable storage, security, memory solutions, as well as accessories including battery adapters, privacy screens and travel docks. Contact a member of the Origin Storage team today to find out more about our products.