Hardware to consider adding to your 2021 IT budget

Many companies now have a remote workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This remote work trend might not change in 2021 (particularly IT teams), so it’s helpful to ensure that your company has the best hardware in place to support employees as well as your on-premises needs. In order to get the most bang for your buck, find out how to decide which hardware to include in your tech budget, calculate costs, and choose the most affordable and top hardware.

How IT budgets are changing as a result of COVID-19

As many offices have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, companies have had to switch gears and find new, efficient ways to continue with day-to-day operations. These challenges must be considered when planning the IT budget for 2021. 

Aaron Bianucci, head of information technology at cloud consultancy ServerCentral Turing Group, explains, “The hardest part in speaking about hardware and

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Hardware Stocks Gain After HP (HPQ) Tops Earnings

HP Inc. (HPQ) shares soared 6.15% Friday after the company – known for its personal computers, laptops, and printers – smashed analysts’ quarterly earnings expectations amid a surge in home PC demand during the pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  • HP shares moved higher after testing the support of an ascending triangle’s upper trendline.
  • Western Digital Corporation (WDC) shares traded above a falling wedge pattern Friday to indicate a possible upside reversal.
  • NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) shares broke above a descending triangle on above-average volume last week, which may see the stock test overhead resistance at $53.50 and $63.50.

For the quarter ended July 31, HP disclosed adjusted earnings of 49 cents per share, comfortably ahead of the Street’s 42-cent estimate. Meanwhile, sales of $14.29 billion for the period came in 2.29% above the consensus mark. Although the firm’s top line declined 2% year over year on weaker printer sales, revenues in its Personal

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Alpha and Omega Semiconductor to Participate in the Jefferies Semiconductor, IT Hardware & Communications Infrastructure Virtual Summit

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 26, 2020–

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (“AOS”) (Nasdaq: AOSL) today announced that management will participate in the Jefferies Semiconductor, IT Hardware & Communications Infrastructure Virtual Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Management will be available for one-on-one meetings with institutional investors at the event. Portfolio managers and analysts who wish to request a meeting should contact their institutional sales representative at Jefferies.

About Alpha and Omega Semiconductor

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS, is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET, IGBT, IPM, TVS, HVIC, GaN/SiC, Power IC and Digital Power products. AOS has developed extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the latest advancements in the power semiconductor industry, which enables us to

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EMCORE Corporation to Participate in the Jefferies Virtual Semiconductor, IT Hardware & Communications Infrastructure Summit

http://www.emcore.com.” data-reactid=”14″EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of advanced mixed-signal products that serve the aerospace & defense and broadband communications markets. Our best-in-class components and systems support a broad array of applications including navigation and inertial sensing, defense optoelectronics, broadband transport, 5G wireless infrastructure, optical sensing, and cloud data centers. We leverage industry-leading Quartz MEMS, Lithium Niobate and Indium Phosphide chip-level technology to deliver state-of-the-art component and system-level products across our end-market applications. EMCORE has vertically-integrated manufacturing capability at its wafer fabrication facility in Alhambra, CA, and quartz MEMS manufacturing

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Global Communications Network Infrastructure Hardware, Software & Services Markets 2020: Analysis of Technology Spending for 150+ Network Operators

Dublin, Aug. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Network Infrastructure – Tracking Global Markets for Communications Network Infrastructure Hardware, Software & Services” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Telecommunications network operators (TNOs) continue to face slow revenue growth, rising labor costs, and high network capital expenditures (capex). The cost of powering and maintaining networks are also challenges. To cope, telcos are digitally transforming their operations, restructuring their physical asset base, and learning from the Webscale world. Webscale network operators (WNOs) have grown to be among the world’s largest companies, and are investing in a range of markets with network needs: connected cars, remote health care, drones and more. WNOs spend big in the cloud, and are pressuring traditional supply chains through their support for open networking, direct work with the ODM/EMS sector, and self-designed chips. A third segment of companies, carrier-neutral network operators (CNNOs) have emerged to help

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Small Business Survivors: Manhattan hardware store owner pivots on customer demands

Neil Schneider, of J&M Hardware and Locksmith in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, is the quintessential mom and pop type store surviving the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though they were allowed to remain open during the crisis as an essential business, revenues are still off by more than 50%. What’s a good barometer for assessing the situation? For Schneider, it’s all in the keys.

During the worst part of the crisis, he was making just 93 keys in a month, versus more than 1,000 normally. Street traffic is also off significantly — he points to the lack of delivery trucks on his street as an indicator.

Schneider has a rather small store on East 21st Street compared to some of the bigger names in the Flatiron District; Home Depot sits only two blocks away on

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US Navy wants to create a ‘hardware factory’

WASHINGTON — A new request for information from the U.S. Navy outlines the service’s interest in launching a “hardware factory and hardware pipeline” to keep its fleet computing platforms up-to-date.

According to an Aug. 25 request posted by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the sea service wants the factory as part of a broader effort to “architect, implement, and migrate” to a universally managed, infrastructure as a service environment for the sea service’s surface fleet. NAVSEA wants the pipeline and factory ready for use no later than fiscal 2023.

The Navy wants to use the hardware factory and hardware pipeline concept to use agile development to accelerate the development of its computing infrastructure. The new model is part of the Navy’s effort to transition away from technology insertions and move toward continuous hardware refreshes aboard its current and future surface fleet.

The request is for a program called Future

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Modular Hardware, OTA Updates, and Prognostics

The automotive market is in the process of undergoing the biggest transformation in over a century, with the rise of mobility services, vehicle electrification, and vehicle autonomy all combining to drive significant changes in the area. These changes will help deliver new opportunities for a range of players in the automotive market.

The rise of driverless technology will crucially enable future smart mobility services to undercut the current cost of vehicle ownership as a cost per mile. As part of driving down the cost per mile, these future mobility services will require high utilization rates (over 70%). At these rates, effective maintenance through: Over-the-Air (OTA) management of software, modular hardware and predictive maintenance will be key to maximizing vehicle uptime.

This report examines the technologies, market drivers, and barriers to OTA updates, modular hardware, and remote prognostics/predictive maintenance in the automotive market, providing strategic recommendations for different automotive players as

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Global Network Infrastructure – Tracking Global Markets for Communications Network Infrastructure Hardware, Software & Services – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Network Infrastructure – Tracking Global Markets for Communications Network Infrastructure Hardware, Software & Services” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Telecommunications network operators (TNOs) continue to face slow revenue growth, rising labor costs, and high network capital expenditures (capex). The cost of powering and maintaining networks are also challenges. To cope, telcos are digitally transforming their operations, restructuring their physical asset base, and learning from the Webscale world. Webscale network operators (WNOs) have grown to be among the world’s largest companies, and are investing in a range of markets with network needs: connected cars, remote health care, drones and more. WNOs spend big in the cloud, and are pressuring traditional supply chains through their support for open networking, direct work with the ODM/EMS sector, and self-designed chips. A third segment of companies, carrier-neutral network operators (CNNOs) have emerged to help carry and connect a

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