With the looming January 14, 2020 end-of-life support date for the Windows 7 Client Operating System, could there be a worse time to witness a global shortage of the raw material silicon? NO!
Intel, the industry leader in processors, cannot keep up with demand for their processor installations worldwide in laptops and desktop workstations, due to the supply shortage. This has led to a global deficiency of workstations that source Intel products. Wait times for certain models can be up to six weeks after the order date, and can get worse as the year progresses. The larger concern for organizations that require workstation replacements before the Windows 7 end-of-life date of January 14, 2020, is the expected lack of inventory when it will be needed most to remediate security vulnerabilities.
The proactive population is approving budgets early in an effort to grab stock while available and ensure they will have supportable hardware and software well in advance of Windows 7 end-of-life support. If you want to be ahead of the curve, reach out to your Managed IT partner as soon as possible to learn more.
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