TECH SUPPLIER May 2022 - Market Perspective - Doc # US48533222

Hardcopy Vendor Financials, 4Q21: Vendors Prioritize High-Margin Devices as Supply Chain Woes Continue

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Geoffrey Wilbur
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Abhyuday Jampu
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This IDC Market Perspective provides excerpts from public financial disclosures by leading hardcopy vendors and details the impact of COVID-19 and supply chain issues on performance and forecasts.

"Demand continued to outpace supply in 4Q21, with component shortages joining container shortages as a significant obstacle. While vendors continue to allocate more manufacturing and shipping resources to higher-priced, higher-margin products to buoy revenue and profits in the near term, success in 2022 will hinge on forward-looking supply and demand management." — Geoffrey Wilbur, research manager, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions at IDC


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