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The PC Component Shortage Could Impact the Rollout of Windows 11

The world of tech is a highly integrated ecosystem, and problems that might occur in one area are going to be an even bigger issue because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up preventing other things from happening on schedule. A big example of this is the rollout of Windows 11 due to the reason that you would ideally want to use hardware that has been optimized for this operating system when you first start to use it with all things having been considered and taken into account.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the main factor that is impacting Windows 11 is a component shortage. This shortage resulted in decreased sales in the US for PCs, the first time that this happened since the pandemic caused the previous shortage. Since components are not being made or sold on time, PCs that are being purchased aren’t being delivered in a timely manner either which often results in a lot of these purchases being cancelled thereby making the problem even worse than it would have otherwise ended up being.

Matters are made worse by people working from home, since this increases demand and places even more strain on the already burdened supply chain. This might prevent people from being able to use Windows 11 in the way that it was intended, something that could potentially hinder the rollout of this operating system. We will have to wait and see if this supply shortage is going to end anytime soon, but until it does the PC market is going to enter an increasingly worrisome state of disarray and a lot of decision makers in that industry are going to become concerned about what the future might hold as well.

H/T: IDC.

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