Component Shortage: What Buyers Need to Know

October 7, 2021 1 pm EDT | 10 am PDT Your Desk!

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Sky-rocketing demand for technology in the past year has led to a depleted global supply of many of the fundamental components needed to build hardware devices, such as PCs, servers, and storage boxes. As a result of shortage, technology providers have seen their operations disrupted, forcing them to change their sales behavior to compensate for the lack of product available to sell. ClearEdge Partners is holding a webinar to update clients on current supplier trends as a result of the supply chain implosion and offer best practices to mitigate deal risk on upcoming hardware purchases.

Key Highlights:

  • An overview of the impact of the global component shortage on sellers and buyers
  • A look at price increases and lead time delays across major hardware spend areas, such as PCs, servers, storage, and peripherals
  • Action items for IT deal makers to prepare their organizations for the device shortage and reduce pricing- or solution-related risk in future deals


Joe DeVirgilio

Analyst II

Joe joined ClearEdge in 2019 where he focuses on the PC, server and printer market segments. He previously worked in Operations at The Bay State Games running competitions, and in Sales Operations at PTC, where he created a database and training guide for new hires for a BI Application called Qlik. As an undergrad, he served as head student manager of the UMass Men’s Basketball Team, overseeing a staff of 16 student managers, and assisting the staff with scouting reports, practices, games, and travel. In his former roles, Joe developed a skill set that includes leadership, team-building, multi-tasking, and the ability to work under pressure. He is a UMass Amherst graduate with a double major in Sports Management and Operations & Information Management (OIM) with a focus in Information Management.

Pat Wareham

Analyst II

Pat arrived at ClearEdge in July 2020 and works as an Analyst on the hardware team, where he focuses on server and PC vendor engagements. He also supports the ClearEdge Academy team. He previously served at MetLife in the International Tax and Transfer Pricing divisions. While earning his BA in Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, Pat studied abroad in Bangalore, India.