Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Few people in Australia are comfortable repairing their own computer, and in recent years, fewer small companies are repairing their own electronic equipment products. While consumers continue to view internal operations of computers as complicated, this has not translated to increased demand for the Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair industry. There have also been two clear shifts in business operations that spell trouble for the long-term viability of computer and electronic equipment maintenance. The tendency to lease computers and electronic equipment rather than buy them often means that these products are replaced when (or before) they malfunction... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Entry barriers are low to the industry due to relatively low start-up costs and limited benefit from economies of scale. There are higher entry barriers for specialist computer maintenance firms, for two reasons. Companies that sell and lease computers are likely to offer free servicing as part of any contract. As IT technology becomes more advanced and proprietary in nature, it becomes increasingly difficult to cover all different forms of computing.
Low start-up costs generally revolve around obtaining suitable repair equipment and software, which makes it easy for small firms to enter the industry. However, it is more difficult for a start-up company to find a market than to establish a business... purchase to read more