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Spring is here, and with it comes the time-honored ritual of spring cleaning. There's something really satisfying about making everything all shiny, new and ready for action, whether it's your garage at home or your workplace IT center. It's the perfect time to think about your IT budget, what upgrades you may want to make, and what systems may need renovating or replacing. IT components aren't different from your average toaster in one sense -- eventually they will just reach the end of their life and stop working. Except with a toaster, all you're out of is toast. When an IT component fails, you're out of an IT system, at least until Gravity Systems rushes over with replacement parts.

Flooding in Thailand and your computers

As many of you are aware, Thailand has had some severe flooding.  Unfortunately, Thailand is the second largest exporter of hard disks in the world.  Since almost all of the top-tier manufactures use a just-in-time manufacturing model, they don’t stock more than a few days of parts.  The end result is that systems ordered after the next few days will likely see a significant delay in ship time.  There are estimates that machines ordered in the next week or so will not ship until after the first of the year.  No one is really sure at this point, but that is what all the manufacturers are hearing from their suppliers.  I would suggest planning for at least a one-month shipping delay.

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