Let’s switch gears a bit to discuss some of the less sinister (but perhaps more frustrating) side effects of the pandemic: delayed production, shipments, and expected delivery dates.

The tech industry has seen a massive supply chain disruption since COVID-19 kicked into high gear, with both air and sea transportation becoming increasingly more unpredictable and expensive. Even the production lines themselves are being impacted negatively.

To best adapt to this problem, we should be thinking ahead–way ahead–and starting to place orders for the equipment we need 6 months from now today. By doing so, we can avoid getting ourselves caught in a situation where thanks to one little piece of hardware, one device, or one essential instrument stuck in a warehouse, our day-to-day operations are completely dismantled. Don’t delay: order your equipment NOW!