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Education Technology Article: The Global Shortage Of Semiconductor Chips And What This Means For Schools.

Reconome Founder and CEO Nick Rawkins spoke to Education Technology about how high-quality refurbished IT can help schools overcome laptop shortages caused by the global chip crisis

Education Technology Article

2021 has been a challenging year for many people and sectors, including the education sector. Nick explains how various factors came together to create a global shortage in computer chips that is unlikely to be resolved in the next 12 months.

Remote and hybrid learning pressures mean schools are looking to buy more IT equipment; at a time when laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, desktops and network routers are less available and affordable than ever.

More and more schools are considering refurbished IT in a bid to beat the high prices and long wait times for new laptops. Refurbished IT has come a long way. Today, high quality, reliable, business-grade IT equipment is affordable, available and often comes with a warranty.

“Schools can replace a greater amount of equipment by opting for refurbished rather than brand new… reaching even more students, especially those who are disadvantaged.”

Read the full Education Technology article.

Watch Executive Head Rob Barraclough explain how his school (MAT) equipped twice as many students with laptops for the same IT spend.