Posts Tagged ‘Thailand floods’
While hard drive shortages are beginning to ease, the Thailand floods that caused the supply chain disruptions are being blamed, in part, for Hewlett-Packard’s and Dell’s poor quarterly earnings. And it’s not just the earnings of the two PC vendors that are being impacted.
Hard drive price spikes are beginning to recede as supply chains start returning to normal following last fall’s devastating floods in Thailand. While availability is getting easier, supply and price stabilization will still take time.
The PC industry is reeling from the hard drive supply chain disruptions caused by flooding in Thailand. The bright spot in this logistical disaster is the unexpected rise of ultralight computers that don’t have hard drives and cloud-based storage systems.