Asia And The IT Supply Chain: Could A Link Break?

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Thailand hadn't really been thought of as a place where disasters might have a significant impact on the world's IT business until the great Thailand flood of 2011, which inundated enough factories to knock out about 30 percent of the world's hard disk supplies. That included both hard-drive production lines, and the production facilities for many of the components that go into hard drives.

According to IHS, Thailand is home to the headquarters of producers of:

-- 20 percent of the world's hard drives and related components


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